Metropolis-Cisco Survey: Urban Innovation for Sustainability
The Urban Innovation for Sustainability survey seeks information about the top priorities of municipal leaders around the world and their efforts to create more sustainable cities. The survey is part of a research project that explores the challenges cities face; how city leaders introduce innovations; where cities are today in their quest to be more sustainable; and how city leaders perceive the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in fostering greater sustainability.
The Connected Bus: Connected and Sustainable Mobility Pilot
Pilot Results Paper - The Connected Bus is a proof of concept in the city of San Francisco that can be referenced by other cities and scaled around the globe. The vision for The Connected Bus is to develop a smart transportation system that enhances the customer experience when using public transportation. The pilot was designed to provide passengers with real-time information and to streamline transportation-management operations and deliver capabilities and services that address the reduction of carbon emissions and operational costs.
Urban Eco Map Fact Sheet
Urban EcoMap provides urban communities with relevant data regarding the primary GHG contributors—transportation, waste, and energy. Building awareness, fostering a sense of community connection and responsibility, and providing actions for citizens to take will enable the reduction of GHG in cities. In addition, it will support decision-making for policymakers and business organizations, as well as for urban design, development and operations, and the research of urban, earth, and social scientists. Begun in fall 2008, the pilot project is a collaborative effort involving Cisco IBSG—the global strategic consulting arm of Cisco—and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment (SF Environment). The organizations are jointly applying an urban services platform approach toward which visionary cities and the ICT industry are moving. Urban EcoMap is a landmark innovation and a key element of the Connected Urban Development program’s Connected and Sustainable Cities framework. San Francisco is the first city worldwide to launch Urban EcoMap, introduced on May 21st 2009.
Smart Transportation Pricing Fact Sheet
Smart Work Centers Fact Sheet
Personal Travel Assistant Fact Sheet
Smart UrbanEnergy for Schools Fact Sheet
UrbanEnergy Management Fact Sheet
Connected and Sustainable Work Whitepaper
Because of the impact of work on adoption of these patterns and, ultimately, on development of a model for a sustainable and livable city, CUD believes the opportunity to introduce innovation in work enablement using ICT is equally important to delivering solutions to problems for energy, transportation, housing, buildings, and society at large. This whiepaper explores the factors driving the evolution of knowledge work, the principles of sustainable work, and solutions that incorporate these principles.
Connected and Sustainable Mobility Whitepaper
Urban mobility problems are rapidly turning into an urban mobility crisis. ICT offers enormous capabilities, but most are vastly underutilized in urban transportation. Public- and private-sector organizations must partner in adopting a vision for the sustainable city of the future where transportation continues to play a key role in enabling mobility—yet is dramatically transformed by innovative ICT.
Connected and Sustainable ICT Infrastructure Whitepaper
In the policies and plans for sustainability and eco-responsibility in cities, much attention has been directed to three sectors: the built environment, energy, and mobility. At the beginning of the 21st century, it became obvious that a fourth, equally important element must be addressed: ICT. To manage ICT effectively, cities need a common framework for data and performance, and a set of solutions for urban sustainability.
Connected and Sustainable Energy Whitepaper
Cities around the world are realizing that energy consumed by buildings and homes is the leading cause of global-warming emissions. This paper presents an overview of emerging solutions for city leaders to reduce electricity consumption, produce greener energy with lower carbon emissions, and improve the reliability of the electric grid.
Digital Swarming - The Next Model for Distributed Collaboration and Decision Making
This executive brief takes into account current trends, standards, ideas, and research, and is intended to promote further discussions about digital swarming. The CUD, Personal Travel Assistant project is a current example of digital swarming. The project—an initiative involving Cisco, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and select cities—is helping cities connect their urban environments to enhance public services.
Real Estate Today: A Market Transformation - Cisco White Paper
Executive Summary. Responsiveness. Innovation. Agility. Adaptability. All organizations must possess these qualities in order to thrive in today’s highly competitive global economy. Until recently, corporate real estate was not considered a strategic advantage to help companies reach these goals, and commercial real estate had not yet fully embraced the concepts and technologies available to further optimize shareholder value.