BU’s Smart Cities Research

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Researchers across Boston University are developing concepts, systems and applications designed to make city life more efficient, cleaner, safer and less costly than ever before. Collaborating with experts in academia, government and industry, our faculty and students are advancing Smart Cities technologies also while exploring economic, environmental and public policy implications.   BU’s College of Engineering, College of Art and Sciences, and the School of Management are involved.

Research Areas:

    The Sustainable Neighborhood Lab: A Smart City Testbed

    Boston University researchers who are developing Smart City concepts and technologies may test them via the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab (SNL), a BU-organized living laboratory for sustainable urban development in several Boston neighborhoods in conjunction with the private sector, local community and non-profit groups, the City of Boston and local utilites.