A Smarter Urban Future
A smart city is one that uses technology to raise its urban IQ, directly improving quality of life, economic efficiency, and environmental sustainability.
True urban innovation
IBI Group is a proud leader in the emerging application of technology in the design and planning of Smart Cities. It’s a key element of our multi-disciplinary approach, from the creation of connected schools and hospitals, to the use of social media and smart devices to improve urban mobility. This is how we’ll define the cities of tomorrow.
Top 10 Smart City Success Factors
“Smart Cities are already a reality. Government and private sector initiatives worldwide are exploring innovative ways to make cities in the 21st Century more efficient, more livable, and more competitive. We believe that achieving these goals is not just about being technologically advanced – it’s also about urban renewal and citizen engagement,” said Bruno Peters, IBI Group Smart Cities Task Force Lead, and author of the whitepaper.
The whitepaper draws on the firm’s experience designing smart cities and delivering intelligent transportation systems internationally, and sheds light on the key elements required for cities to develop and implement a successful strategy.
Smart City Products
Smart City Platform
Our Smart City Platform helps cities and communities make better choices to improve services for, and with, their residents.
A proven, innovative approach to reducing system-wide operational energy costs of water distribution assets in real-time.
Bristol Operations Centre
Developed for the Bristol City Council as part of their Smart City programme, this connected operations centre is designed to provide integrated, city-wide management and service delivery to strengthen citizen living.
San Pedro Sula Urban Municipal Master Plan
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
The San Pedro Sula Municipal Development Plan (PMDM) emerged from the community’s aspirations to transform their city – the industrial capital of Honduras – into a Smart City that puts people first. Under IBI Group’s leadership, the plan highlights the importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the collection and dissemination of critical data to foster better decision making, break traditional silos, and strengthen inter-municipal coordination.
A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City is a highly adaptable research environment and incubator space for startups and SMEs developing digital sensor technologies and applications.
Bhubaneswar Smart City Strategy and Implementation
Our award-winning 2015 Smart City Strategy for Bhubaneswar established a Program Management Unit with over 30 staff in the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited, to produce the nerve centre of Bhubaneswar’s pan-city technology plan.