From the Smart Cities Council: “It’s the reality so many cities know all too well. Urban populations are growing and that means more people depending on them for essential city services, whether it’s mass transit, public safety, energy, water or the other services that make cities livable and safe. Unfortunately, it’s common for cities to be short on resources they would ideally have to adequately accommodate that growth. The solution? Innovative solutions and partnerships designed to deliver more and/or better services efficiently and cost-effectively. Our story outlines how one city [Bellevue, Washington] intends to do that—and why it will share its solution with other cities so they can benefit too.