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TPP Carries Benefits for Pacific-Rim Smart Cities

TPP Carries Benefits for Pacific-Rim Smart Cities

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Among the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member economies,[1] Singapore may be the best known for its ambitions to apply smart-city technologies to improve the wellbeing of its citizens. According the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the city-state government’s Smart Nation Platform will enable Read more […]

Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

Stepping Out and Stepping Up to a Smarter Community

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief, NEMA When the ei editorial staff decided to explore a real smart city, we simply looked outside our office into Rossyln, an unincorporated neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Rosslyn is accessible to tourists, policymakers, and world leaders by train, plane, and automobile. In 2015, the Arlington Read more […]

NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

The NEMA Strategic Initiatives Program was established to seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending challenges, and address issues involving multiple NEMA product sections and divisions. The 2016 Smart Cities Strategic Initiative contains four components: Energy and Water: An initiative to quantify the energy efficiency of water supply, delivery, and treatment systems; to analyze the market potential to improve efficiency by using member products; and to evaluate the viability Read more […]

Watching a Smart City Progress

Watching a Smart City Progress

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Mark L. Little, City of Schenectady It is an exciting time in Schenectady, New York. Emerging smart city technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way Schenectady conducts its operations and the way it brings services to its citizens and visitors. “Smart” in this context means gathering and using complex data streams to make city operations much more productive and Read more […]

Connected Transportation Systems: Should NEMA Take the Wheel?

Connected Transportation Systems: Should NEMA Take the Wheel?

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Steve Griffith, Industry Director, Connected Systems Division, NEMA, and Ryan Franks, Senior Program Manager, Connected System Division, NEMA According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, travel delays due to traffic congestion caused drivers to waste more than three billion gallons of fuel and nearly seven billion hours—42 hours per rush-hour commuter—costing the nation $160 Read more […]

Lighting: The Key to the Intelligent City

Lighting: The Key to the Intelligent City

By Joseph Howley, Manager—Industry Relations, Current, powered by GE Cities around the world are exploring a new kind of intelligence that will transform the way we live, work, and interact. It may sound like the opening line of a futuristic movie, but this is a statement of today’s actuality. Our physical and digital worlds are more interconnected than ever, and that connectivity is powering the transformation of metropolitan areas around the globe. “Smart cities” are no longer Read more […]