Cisco Thought Leadership Resources from Meeting 2012
We're happy to post three resources that Cisco presented this week at Meeting of the Minds in San Francisco.
- Transforming the City of New York - New Platform for Public-Private Cooperation Ushers in Smart Cities of the Future
- Smart City Framework - A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities
- The Time Is Right for Connected Public Lighting Within Smart Cities - Responsible, “smart” lighting is no longer a “nice to have” for cities—it’s imperative to ensure that cities develop in a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future.
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