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Smart City/Smart Utility content features highlights from Black & Veatch's 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility report including subject matter expert insights, survey response trends and in-depth commentary on current industry issues.

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Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization
We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the...
Apr 14, 2017 11:10 AM ET
Smart Cities Will Depend on Smarter Movement of People and Goods
One of the challenges in smart city transportation is to be able to go from point A to point B, while reducing the number of cars on the market, and also being able to use existing public transportation.  Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Business Development Manager, Black & Veatch, discusses how cities are partnering with the private sector to optimize these services. Learn more in the...
Apr 4, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Smart Grid and Microgrids—the Hard Solution for Asia’s At-Risk Megacities
Disaster recovery remains a driving force for Asia, which experiences more natural disasters than any other region in the world. Floods, earthquakes and cyclones continue to wreak havoc—killing people, wiping out homes and livelihoods, and leaving economies in distress. From the humanitarian crisis caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines in 2013—which killed at least 10,...
Mar 29, 2017 2:00 PM ET
Public Safety LTE Integration with Smart City Initiatives
As the communication technologies leveraged by the public safety sector advance, the intersection with smart city initiatives becomes all the more inevitable. Technological advances afforded by broadband long-term evolution (LTE) networks have changed how first responders, city and county officials, public agencies and transportation fleets communicate and gather data to better serve their...
Mar 28, 2017 9:00 AM ET
The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability
Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe...
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM ET