Smart Cities

Connelly: Seattle hires Smart City Coordinator on top of Chief Resilience Officer

Unusual titles with jargon-laden, highfalutin, hard-to-comprehend job descriptions are the new big thing at Seattle City Hall.<p>The city announced …

Cities

Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box

Citizens everywhere are shaping government policies, tackling corruption and even improving air quality<p>Paul Maassen is director of civil society engagement at the Open Government Partnership<p>Elections are key milestones for democratic engagement, and referendums such as the UK’s Brexit poll are …

Cities

Can 500 German bicycles in a city of 1.7 million convince urban Indians to ditch their cars?

A couple of years ago, starting a public bike-share system seemed a tall order for Bhopal, a city of around 1.7 million in central India. In 2015, the proposal was met with ample skepticism from politicians, residents, and non-profits. “In a city where sewerage and supply of drinking water are the …

Cities

ODI/OD4D Mini-Grants: announcing the shortlisted projects

by<p><i>After an open call inviting African open data innovators to apply for a £6,000 grant and support from the ODI and the Open Data for Development</i> …

Cities

Nigeria Wins Global Government Innovation Award

Nigeria's procurement oversight agency, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has won a Government Innovation Award for pioneering project to ensure …

Africa

What is a Smart City? A Comprehensive Introduction

We read and fantasize endlessly about the concept of the Smart City. Representations of these cities in the collective imagination are in large part …

Cities

IoT low-power WAN expected to improve quality of life in India's cities

Smart city initiatives are exploiting open, wide-area networking technologies to make urban life richer in services, safer, and far more responsive …

Cities

Beyond Air Pollution: Smart Cities Offer a Breath of Fresh Air

<b>New hyperlocal air quality monitoring technologies help people find ways to breathe easier.</b><p>When a layer of smog blankets an entire city, many people …

Pollution

Why Smart Cities Will Have to Get a Lot Smarter

In the future, smart cities will likely bring about many benefits, like less pollution and more efficient transportation systems. But they could also …

Cities

Refugee Camps Are Turning Into Permanent Cities–Can They Be Smart Cities?

Camps were meant to be temporary settlements, but they’re becoming permanent–so we need to find a way to digitize them and bring them up to speed with cities in the developing world.<p>When a refugee family arrives at the Kakuma camp in Kenya—established in 1992 and now populated by more than 164,000 …

Refugees

What are the 10 key things that make a city smart?

After Mobile World Congress and IoT World earlier this year, there was a lot of buzz about 5G, smart mobility, general IoT, and smart cities. It feels like we’re entering the future, and the excitement is palatable.<p>Unfortunately, there are many soldiers on the battlefield without a plan.<p>Smart …

Cities

Bluetooth mesh networking could connect smart devices city-wide

Bluetooth is one step closer to connecting smart devices on a large scale. The wireless standard's Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced support for mesh networking. With the new technology, manufacturers can build devices that can all talk to one another, from smart street lighting to …

Internet of Things

Do Or Die: Cities Face Falling Behind If They Don't Implement Digital Infrastructure

Smart technology is changing how cities are run, how residents live and how businesses attract employees. For the last decade, cities have been building high-speed internet and using digital technology to expand city services.<p>Cities implementing these changes will improve the lives of residents, be …

Cities

Japan’s Kashiwa-No-Ha Smart City

An aerial view of Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City in Chiba Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo.<p>Kashiwa City, with a land area of 115 square kilometers (44 sq mi) …

Cities

DISRUPTING THE PARK BENCH

BY BRIAN BARTH<p>Cities are getting “smarter.” But are they getting wiser?<p>FROM THE JULY 2017 ISSUE OF <i>LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.</i><p>“Oh, no. My phone …

Cities

GoFundMe's 'Make London Better' Competition Is A Reminder Of When To Apply Technology

Smart cities are usually synonymous with big data, technology and sensors but all too often we see overkill. Not everything needs a technology angle to make infrastructure faster, slicker, cheaper or more convenient. A case in point was an IBM ad campaign a few years ago (see below) – simple and …

Cities

NDMC to Complete Smart Cities Project Ahead Of 2020 Deadline

In order to complete smart city projects ahead of its 2020 deadline, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will start implementation on project worth …

Cities

Pew pew pew! Atari CEO says business is good, ‘Ataribox’ is on the way

<b>Let’s go saucer hunting</b><p>There’s big buzz around the latest retro gaming console, which is expected to come from a resurgent Atari, which slid into …

U.S. Department of Transportation

People, not technology, make cities smart

July 16, 2017 5:00 AM<br>On a recent visit to New York City, I lost my way on two separate occasions while walking through Central Park. There was a time …

Cities

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<i>Your city is dumb. The potholed streets, coin-operated parking meters, and drafty brick buildings many of us interact with every day haven’t changed</i> …

Cities

In Search of the Smartest City

Can Bloomberg Philanthropies establish a national standard for data-driven governments?<p>Cities talk a lot about harnessing big data, but their efforts vary widely. Some, like New York City, Columbus, and Kansas City, Missouri, have emerged as leaders in using data to tackle issues surrounding …

Cities

ArcGIS Hub organizes open data around initiatives

When government wants to address broad issues like homelessness or pollution, it needs participation from a variety of constituencies – internal …

Open Data

Centre Puts Varanasi Smart City Project On Fast-track

Varanasi, constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set up to get a fresh makeover as the centre has instructed its machinery to speed up …

India

Esch-sur-Alzette becomes a university town—and a smart city

Esch-sur-Alzette, the second-largest city in Luxembourg, is being schooled on becoming smart. Formerly the site of Luxembourg’s biggest ironworks, …

Cities

The progression toward smart cities 3.0 is 'an evolution, not a revolution'

At the start of the financial crisis in 2008, IBM Chairman, President and CEO Samuel Palmisano spoke at a leadership forum in Istanbul, Turkey. "A …

Cities

The City is Ours: Step into the smart cities & vertical forests of the future

The most Memo exhibition you'll ever see.

Cities

Shivajinagar to get a facelift under Smart City project

The area around Shivajinagar bus station is poised for a major makeover under the Smart City project.<br>The project comprises upgrading the playground …

Cities

An important, lyrical, critical book about the future of "Smart Cities"

Adam Greenfield's new book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (previously) has scored an outstanding review from The Guardian's Steven …

Internet of Things

From Research to Results: The Substance Behind Smart Cities

<i>This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions.</i><p>Many have theorized that tools like broadband networks and Internet of Things (IoT) …

Cities

Hey, Tech: You’d Do Well to Stop Ignoring Smaller Cities

The lack of diversity at tech companies is well-established: Less than 10 percent of workers at Google and LinkedIn are non-Asian minorities, for …

Cities