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The Global Information Technology Report 2015

wef1The Global Information Technology Report is prepared and published by the World Economic Forum. In the 2015 edition of this report, special focus is being given on the ways in which ICTs can work as promoters of Inclusive Growth. As it is highlighted in this report, a number of challenges arise by the ICT evolution, apart from all possible benefits that will probably emerge. Continue reading…

Report: Smart City Plan, Australia

australia1This report represents a renewed national focus on Australian cities, by the national government. Its intention is to focus on the debate and action around the opportunities for cities – metropolitan and regional. The Smart Cities Plan illustrates the Government’s vision for Australian cities, and the plan for maximizing their potential. Continue reading…

A Tale of Evaluation and Reporting in UK Smart Cities

UK1This report has been written under the framework of SmartDframe project, targeting on the investigation of approaches regarding the evaluation of smart city projects and programs. As it is stated on the beginning of this report, although smart city programs have been placed at the center of attention, less discussion has been made about their evaluation and the measurement of their outcomes. Continue reading…

Future Cities Conference 2016

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The first annual Future Cities Conference will take place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at Clare College in Cambridge, UK.  Continue reading…

Smart Buildings Enable Smart Cities

Buildings2This Wipro Ltd. white paper highlights the fact that similar to smart cities, the concept of smart buildings is rapidly emerging. Within this context, a variety of ICT based technologies must successfully interact to transform already existing buildings into smart buildings. Moreover, this report focuses mainly on the Gulf region and the problems faced by city planners there. Continue reading…

Impact Analysis of Smart City Networks in Cities’ Local Government

Impact Analysis Smart City NetworksSince its establishment in 2012, the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) has worked towards the ultimate objective of making Spanish cities an international reference within the global ‘smart’ panorama. Continue reading…

Disrupting Development with Digital Technologies

disruptive2Disrupting Development with Digital Technologies is the Brookings Blum Roundtable 2015 post-conference report which focuses on the ways in which new digital technologies might change global development process. Continue reading…

Nesta Report: Data for Good

good1Data for Good is a report produced by Nesta, targeting to explore the ways in which big and open data can be used for the common good. Although this study does not offer specific answers to the ways in which big data could be used as a tool to promote common good, it offers an opportunity for collecting and presenting a variety of experiences. Continue reading…

Implementing the Principles for Digital Development

Principles2From Principle to Practice: Implementing the Principles for Digital Development is a report written by Adele Waugaman, under the framework of the Principles for Digital Development Working Group. Continue reading…

European Cloud Initiative

EUAccording to this press release by the European Commission, European Cloud Initiative will give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy. This cloud infrastructure will be used to form a bridge linking the different sources of data, emerging from European research activities. Continue reading…