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NYC Is Swapping Out 250,000 Streetlight Bulbs With LEDs

NYC Is Swapping Out 250,000 Streetlight Bulbs With LEDs | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it

The familiar yellow hues of New York City's street lights will, over the next four years, be replaced by stark, eco-friendly, LED bulbs. Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg, along with Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, announced the plan to replace all 250,000 or so light bulbs in the city. "Using LEDs for street lighting is more than just a bright idea," Sadik-Khan said (in a worn-out pun). "It’s a necessity for sustainable cities to operate more efficiently while also delivering clearer, better quality light for New Yorkers."

 

Since LED lights last 20 years, compared to six years for the current high-pressure sodium lights, the administration claims the program will save the city $6 million in energy costs per year. Industry estimates are more conservative about the life-span for LEDs, putting it at 12 years. Still, the bulbs reduce energy consumption by 30% to 50% compared with the current bulbs. Additionally, the extended usage means fewer maintenance costs for city lamps. That should save the city $8 million in maintenance a year.

 

Despite all the environmental and financial benefits, some city dwellers might find the new look harsh. When Boston implemented a similar change, some residents complained. "It was like my eyes were busted," one agitated city dweller told the Boston Globe. Some Angelinos likened the new look to "floodlights." So brace yourselves, New Yorkers, for brighter lights, big city.


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Smart Cities Scotland Blueprint

Smart Cities Scotland Blueprint | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
A blueprint that provides an initial strategic basis for the Smart Cities workstream, which is referred to under the identity ‘Smart Cities Scotland’.
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OECD Resilient Cities

OECD Resilient Cities | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
This report investigates how cities can increase their resilience in order to have the ability to absorb, recover and prepare for future shocks.
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Un paseo por el corazón de la Málaga más smart

Un paseo por el corazón de la Málaga más smart | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
«Colaboración». Ésta es la palabra que más escucharon los ponentes de la jornada Futuro en Español durante la visita que realizaron ayer por la tarde, acompañados por representantes de SUR, para cono
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La e-democratización, un nuevo reto para las ciudades

La e-democratización, un nuevo reto para las ciudades | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
En este artículo se abordan las soluciones para conseguir que gobernantes y gobernados de los municipios encuentren una vía de diálogo que favorezca a todos.
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Video: Nat Geo Channel’s Worlds Smart Cities featuring San Diego

Video: Nat Geo Channel’s Worlds Smart Cities featuring San Diego | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
NatGeo Channel featured smart city San Diego as the only U.S. city in its documentary series. The city's talent, innovation and creativity are highlighted.
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CIVITAS guidance on procuring sustainable urban mobility released

CIVITAS guidance on procuring sustainable urban mobility released | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
The CIVITAS Initiative is the flagship EU initiative for cleaner, safer, and more sustainable urban mobility and transport.
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Amsterdam to get world’s first fleet of autonomous boats

Amsterdam to get world’s first fleet of autonomous boats | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
AMS is a new Amsterdam based public-private institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions.
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Opinión | Nuestras ciudades habitables y libres de coches

Opinión | Nuestras ciudades habitables y libres de coches | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
Un grupo de expertos mundiales traza un recorrido por algunas de las iniciativas más interesantes para dar más protagonismo a los peatones
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Shedding light on energy in the EU: A guided tour of energy statistics

Shedding light on energy in the EU: A guided tour of energy statistics | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
A digital publication by Eurostat related to energy statistics that makes the complex process of energy more understandable through user-friendly diagrams.
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Lamothe: “Estamos viviendo una revolución en las ciudades” » Noticias Urbanas

Lamothe: “Estamos viviendo una revolución en las ciudades” » Noticias Urbanas | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
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The Missing Link in a City’s Path to Smarter Street Lights

The Missing Link in a City’s Path to Smarter Street Lights | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
To optimize the money and energy they spend lighting their streets, cities need a lot more data. These MIT researchers have figured out how to get it.
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¿Qué pueblo de Sevilla se convertirá en una de las primeras ciudades inteligentes de Andalucía?

¿Qué pueblo de Sevilla se convertirá en una de las primeras ciudades inteligentes de Andalucía? | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
El Ayuntamiento de Mairena del Alcor ultima un proyecto para conectar y controlar con tecnología muy avanzada todos sus servicios, desde camiones de basura a coches de policía y parques
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Estrategia de Valencia ciudad inteligente en el Smart City Summit London

Estrategia de Valencia ciudad inteligente en el Smart City Summit London | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
El Ayuntamiento de Valencia, a través de InnDEA Valencia, ha participado durante dos días en una conferencia sobre ciudades inteligentes que ha congregado
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The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both..
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Las ciudades de Brasil están mejorando servicios municipales a través de Ciudades Digitales

Las ciudades de Brasil están mejorando servicios municipales a través de Ciudades Digitales | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
En 2016, el proyecto Ciudades Digitales se ha integrado en la iniciativa Brasil inteligente, para desarrollar acciones de Internet de las Cosas.
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Ciudades Inteligentes, el futuro de las urbes

Ciudades Inteligentes,  el futuro de las urbes | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
Un territorio que apueste por convertirse en motor de desarrollo económico y social en el futuro deberá incorporar en sus actividades diarias: innovación tecnológica, innovación social, eco-tecnologías, redes colaborativas abiertas al mundo, concentración de talento y conocimiento entre otros factores.
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AIMME - Cómo atraer turismo inteligente a nuestras ciudades

AIMME - Cómo atraer turismo inteligente a nuestras ciudades | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
Cómo atraer turismo inteligente a nuestras ciudades
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Mecas de la innovación

Mecas de la innovación | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
¿Cómo ha evolucionado el concepto de Smart City? Desde restaurantes con robots a transporte autónomo, un recorrido por ciudades que nos teletransportan al futuro.
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El sistema de normalización español en materia de ciudades inteligentes, protagonista de Foro Greencities

El sistema de normalización español en materia de ciudades inteligentes, protagonista de Foro Greencities | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
El Plan Nacional de Ciudades Inteligentes de la Agenda Digital para España, perteneciente a la estrategia del Gobierno en materia de telecomunicaciones y economía digital... - Actualidad
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LA IMPLANTACIÓN DE LA TECNOLOGÍA BIM PARA SMART-CITIES EN ESPAÑA REVOLUCIONA EL NUEVO PARADIGMA DE LA INDUSTRIA 4.0

LA IMPLANTACIÓN DE LA TECNOLOGÍA BIM PARA SMART-CITIES EN ESPAÑA REVOLUCIONA EL NUEVO PARADIGMA DE LA INDUSTRIA 4.0 | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
LA IMPLANTACIÓN DE LA TECNOLOGÍA BIM PARA SMART-CITIES EN ESPAÑA REVOLUCIONA EL NUEVO PARADIGMA DE LA INDUSTRIA 4.0
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¿Y si dejamos que Alphabet construya Smart Cities?

¿Y si dejamos que Alphabet construya Smart Cities? | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
Alphabet es, fundamentalmente, un conjunto de compañías, de entre las cuales Google es la mayor en volumen. Esa es la definición oficial que hace Larry Page
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Turning Run-Down City Land into Examples of Equitable Green Infrastructure - Inside Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy

Turning Run-Down City Land into Examples of Equitable Green Infrastructure - Inside Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy | Smart Cities in Spain | Scoop.it
The inside scoop on foundations and individual donors. Learn who's giving to what causes and how to get funding.
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