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How does your city compare to others? New ISO standard to measure up

Why do we need city indicators?<p>Currently, 53 % of the world’s population resides in cities, a figure that is expected to rise to 70 % by 2050. Cities …

Dissecting ISO 37120: Why this new smart city standard is good news for cities

<i>In May, the Smart Cities Council reported that a</i> <i>new ISO standard gives cities a common performance yardstick</i><b>.</b> <i>Over the coming weeks we will explore</i> …

Smart Cities

The Smartest Cities In The World 2015: Methodology

Methodology for 2014 Smart Cities Benchmarking Click to enlarge I have been ranking smart cities since 2012, leveraging the smart cities wheel (left) as a framework for understanding six key components of a smart city.<p>Methodology for 2014 Smart Cities Benchmarking<p>Click to enlarge<p>I have been ranking …

The Smartest Cities In The World

These cities that are doing the best at embracing the future are focusing on improving technology, equality, sharing, civic participation, and more.<p>Over the past several years, the idea of the being “smart” has emerged as a key mechanism for cities to find innovative solutions to the challenges …

9 Ways That Cities Are Creating Tech Communities That Support Civic Innovation

A new report called the Citie Framework attempts to provide answers. It advocates a link between local communities of tech companies and innovative …

Smart Cities

These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

If this is what 7th graders can dream up, it’s hard to figure out why old people are still in charge.<p>This summer, while other seventh graders were playing <i>Minecraft</i>, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal …

The 3 Generations Of Smart Cities

By Boyd Cohen7 minute Read<p>Smart cities are getting more and more attention in the media, from technology companies and entrepreneurs, and …

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10 steps to building a smart city

As urban areas swell around the world, leaders are seeking better ways to accommodate citizens. Experts from a recent livechat offer advice<p>Too many smart city visions concentrate on big data and the internet of things when there are more fundamental problems, says Tom Saunders, a senior researcher …

Smart Cities

85% of public sector 'are now using public cloud'

A total 85 per cent of public sector organisations are using public cloud services, although 60 per cent of these haven't had the sign-off from IT, …

Spa and The City: Lisbon and Cascais

Rich in art, culture, music and gastronomic delights (it's not all salt cod and custard tarts these days you know - step forward the freshest fruits …

European Travel

The Cascais factor

The Cascais factor Text by Agathe Armand<p>Two leg victories, six podium finishes out of seven, and a current overall lead of six points.<p>In other words, …

ArcGIS Open Data Site of the Week: VicRoads, Victoria, Australia

<i>Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable,</i> …

These open data pioneers are making cities smart and workforces diverse

Big business is often reluctant to open up its data but entrepreneurial pioneers are proving that it can be valuable to both those who share and take<p>The idea of open data – of liberating information for all to learn from – is a worthy ambition. Businesses, however, may struggle to see the …

Open data is at the centre of London's transition into a smart city

The capital has made major strides with open data initiatives. But questions remain about privacy, data ownership and the role of public and private sectors<p>London is winning plaudits for its open data initiatives, which proponents claim are changing how the city is governed and organised. But the …

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Analytics For Smart Government

There are situations in which disruptions in the market can motivate interest in adopting new technologies, and I believe that there have been four phenomena that may be contributing to stimulating the technical curiosity of government data management professionals over the past few years:<p><b>Social</b> …