Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment: What’s Required? is a report published by RICS. This study focuses on exploring the scope for the development of data platforms at city level in the UK and internationally, in order to determine how the RICS and its members (and other built environment professions, including architects, planners and engineers) can benefit from these data platforms.
One startup out of Germany is endeavoring to address urban environmental issues through a novel solution. Green City Solutions creates huge vertical planter boxes for public spaces utilizing plants adept at removing dust, nitrogen dioxide and ozone gasses from low-lying smog. The company
This report presents the outcome of a pilot experiment challenging the attractiveness and liveability of modern public spaces conducted by Happier by Design in the West Palm Beach waterfront. Happier by Design is a collaborative interdisciplinary team comprised of Happy City, the University of Virginia, Street Plans Collaborative and UK-based Space Syntax.
India has an ongoing Smart City program, launched in June 2015, which seeks to create 100 Smart Cities! This will be done by modernizing the municipal services and infrastructure of existing cities, including transportation, water and waste management, and smart grids. Such a transformation will be essential to maintain and improve living standards as more people are expected to migrate to cities in the future.
This report is the first ICT industry publication designed for city decision makers including CTOs, CIOs and technology advisors that provides an overview of the network-enabled technologies to have the greatest impact on the evolving Smart City. Developed by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), it aims to help city planners know what’s on the horizon for tomorrow so that they can start developing their technology vision today.
Smart Cities, inclusivity and accessibility: new toolkits from the “Smart Cities for All” initiative
The new toolkit aims to help cities implement smart city programmes that benefit all citizens, including people with disabilities and older persons. It is part of the Smart Cities for All initiative, launched by G3ict and World Enabled, to define and improve the state of ICT accessibility in Smart Cities worldwide. Their focus is to eliminate the digital divide for persons with disabilities and older persons in Smart Cities around the world. They partner with leading
Pan European Networks recently published their first issue on Smart Cities (Issue 01, May 2017). The theme is “Smart Cities chronicles: the technological breakthroughs improving connectivity, sustainability and quality of life for all of Europe’s citizens”. Across 128 pages, a large variety of issues, ranging from case studies and thematic articles are presented. Featured articles include:
Markku Markkula: President of the European Committee of the Regions talks