IBM pitches ‘smart’ cities as planet savers

By Agence France-Presse
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December 13, 2010

"We can start solving these problems on the city level, then start connecting cities and scale out across the whole planet."

IBM is helping cities worldwide get “smarter” about using resources in ways that are good for the Earth as well as local budgets.

IBM announced that the coastal Texas town of Corpus Christi has joined cities such as London, Sydney, Stockholm, and Amsterdam in using Internet Age tools to better manage water, trash, parks and more.

“Look at the way the planet is evolving in terms of demographics and environmental considerations,” said Guruduth Banavar, chief technology officer of global public sector efforts at IBM.

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