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City Infrastructure and the Internet of Everything

DC Velocity

November 23, 2015
Written by Robert Gordon, program director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University

Everything will soon be connected by the Internet. The Internet will be everywhere in industrialized nations, so now it is up to people to develop new ideas to apply this technology, including for the efficient operation of our cities.  

There is no question that many taxpayer dollars are wasted upon resources that are not being used.  Municipal lighting that remains on all night regardless if anyone is using it is an example of the waste that happens in cities every day.

Money can be saved with Internet-connected systems.  More efficient cities result in millions of dollars of savings.  Systems that communicate via the Internet will know when to shut down and when not to shut down.  Expert systems will be able to predict peak times and make adjustments accordingly.


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