Some of the most innovative ideas for smart cities are developing outside the U.S. This story just made me laugh initially, then I realized it's all about solving the practical problems we all deal with in our unique environments. 

Finland is planning to build a smart highway to support both self-driving cars and to help minimize collisions with moose - a very practical issue. And, they are still figuring out innovative partnerships with the private sector to get it built and paid for. I thought this is a great story to wrap up my posts on the smart cities topic.