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Smart Cities – Middle East and North Africa Style

Awaiting to board Royal Jordanian Flight 262 from NY JFK to Amman, Jordan, I did not know what to expect upon landing. How is Amman, Jordan and the Middle East smart city movement different from what I normally experience and how will it be alike? Despite years of international travel plus six years living and working in Asia, this trip had me wondering and anticipating more than normal.

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Musings of a Tradeshow Traveler

December 10, 2018- Another day, another city, and yet another tradeshow billed as “Smart City…”. What could I possibly learn at yet another tradeshow?  The answer is “a lot”.  ...
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How Can You Make Your City More Competitive?

December 5, 2018- “Make our city more competitive.”  When I met with a CIO of a mid-size US city earlier this year, he told me that that was the mandate handed down to him by ...
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Something's in the Air- the Dangers of Air Pollution and Smart City Solutions to the Problem.

November 30, 2018-- In August, the National Weather Service in San Diego tweeted that smoke from wildfires on the west coast had traveled across the continent to the east ...
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Why are smart public kiosks at the cutting edge of the smart city?

November 19, 2018—A growing interest in smart public kiosks coincides with rising demand for higher quality city information, public enthusiasm for “direct” city experiences, ...
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