29 Dec '13, 7pm

Smarter cities are growing greener and reaping the financial benefits with sustainable construction.

City governments around the world, like many private sector organizations, are waking up to the realization that they have potential mountains of data that could help them improve efficiencies, cut costs and preserve resources—if only they could access and analyze this data in a meaningful way. Metropolitan areas are usually far more complex organizations than individual companies, but urban leaders are making strides in extracting information from this data to help build “smart cities” and encourage building design and construction. Many of their efforts and achievements stem from the adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, which is the automated interchange of information between machines, or between machines and a control center. At any given time, there are a number of applications and data sets that are interacting to provide people with a better quality of...

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