IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative News Bulletin, rounding out a successful first year, including selecting municipalities Wuxi, China and Trento, Italy from hundreds of candidates to become an IEEE Core Smart City, joining Guadalajara, Mexico, the initial city participant.

The IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin will regularly feature updates from practitioners around the world sharing their knowledge and the best technology practices being used to confront urban challenges such as traffic congestion and poor air quality.

The IEEE Smart Cities Initiative seeks to apply technology to improve cities and the quality of life for urban residents. “By creating a network of participating cities, and establishing platforms such as the IEEE Smart Cities web portal and news bulletin to foster ideas exchange, city planners and key stakeholders can learn from each other and get a head start on their urbanization projects,” said Gilles Betis, chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative.

“IEEE is a trusted voice and an unparalleled resource for technology expertise and innovation, and subscribers to the new IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin can tap into that vast knowledge-base as well as contribute to the dialog,” added Rosaldo Rossetti, editor-in-chief of the IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin. “We will feature practical and timely technical information to help inform the design of sustainable smart cities around the world to meet citizens’ needs for a quality living environment.”

Contributors to the new IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin include:

  • Gilles Betis, Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative on 2014 accomplishments and what to expect in 2015
  • Carlos Vázquez and Victor Larios of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico on the IEEE Smart Cities 2014 Forum
  • Dario Petri of the University of Trento with an overview on Trento, Italy
  • Roberto Saracco of EIT ICT Labs with Smart City: is technology in step with culture?
  • Dario Petri & Andrea Guarise’s summary of the Trento Workshop
  • Leopoldo Gomez on Student Grants in Guadalajara
  • Yinhai Wang on IEEE Smart Cities Conferences
  • An IEEE Affiliated Cities Profile on the smart city of Medellin, Colombia

Subscription to the IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin is provided as a benefit of membership in the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community at no charge. To become a member of the complimentary IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community and stay informed on developments in this multi-disciplinary area, visit the IEEE Smart Cities web portal and click on the “Join the IoT Technical Community” button on the home page. Subscribers can add the item at no cost and proceed to checkout, where only a name and email address is required.

For more information on the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, and to sign up to the Technical Community, become an IEEE Affiliated Smart City or subscribe to the News Bulletin visit

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