About this blog

This blog features personal accounts by IBMers on Smarter Cities Challenge projects. The postings on this site are their own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions. This blog is administered by Aliza Gazek.


About the Smarter Cities Challenge

The Smarter Cities Challenge (SCC) contributes the skills and expertise of IBM’s top talent to address critical challenges facing cities around the world. We do this by putting teams on the ground for three weeks to work closely with city leaders and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective. Since 2010, more than 130 cities have been selected to receive grants. The Smarter Cities Challenge is IBM’s largest philanthropic initiative, with contributions valued at over $66 million to date.

For more information about the program, please visit the official IBM Smarter Cities Challenge site: http://smartercitieschallenge.org


2 responses to “About this blog

  1. Please may I used a photo from “Peach Tree Pruning”? https://smartercitieschallenge.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/peach-tree-trimming/ as an example of a cultural skill that could be lost and will not necessarily be preserved by the “rachet effect” (Tomasello, 1993) since it is something that is “emulative” (a method of learning he ascribes to apes) involving watching and repeating, seeing and stealing, rather than symbolic and imitative, on my blog about Japanese culture (nihonbunka.com)?

  2. Andrew Rubley

    Thank you for helping out Michigan, maybe it’ll make people want to come back to the Motor City.
    – A Former Michigander

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