URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Smart Citizens: How internet facilitates smart choices in city life

ericsson-consumerlab-smart-citizensA report from Ericsson ConsumerLab shows how the internet facilitates smart choices in city life. The report is based on a study which was conducted online in September 2014 with 9,030 iPhone and Android smartphone users aged between 15 and 69. Respondents were from Beijing, Delhi, London, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Stockholm and Tokyo, representing 61 million citizen. Continue reading…

Socrata Open Innovation Magazine – Volume 4

socrata_open_innovation_vol_4The fourth edition of Socrata’s Open Innovation magazine focuses on a simple question: What does it mean to be good at open data? By the time you reach the final page of this magazine, we know you will have many new ideas for how to improve upon your open data program. Continue reading…

Report: Smart City Suppliers

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Smart City SuppliersA new report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers with the capacity to provide leadership on large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple operational and service areas. Continue reading…

Report: Delivering the Smart City

Delivering the smart city“Delivering the Smart City” report, produced by Arup and University College London (UCL), analyses the spending patterns of eight major UK cities to gain an understanding of how much cities are paying for technology, as well as considering whether this expenditure is ‘smart’. Continue reading…

The Technology of Us

TheTechnologyofUsIf automation was the mantra for technology to date, is humanization the calling for technology in the future? The Technology of Us is a discussion hosted by TeleTech CEO Ken Tuchman that explores this question from the perspective of top intellectuals, scientists, designers and business innovators. This collection of essays and interviews demonstrates how technology is pushing humankind into a new stage of evolution, with as many massive implications for modern business as for our individual lives. Continue reading…

Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility

Active-MobilityCreating Healthy Places through Active Mobility, a collaborative research project between the Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Land Institute, explores why and how we should make our urban environment friendlier to walking and cycling. This book, which publishes the findings of that research, discuss infrastructure design and policies of cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, New York, Seoul and Taipei which have adopted active mobility as central to their transformative strategies for building healthy, vibrant, and liveable cities. Continue reading…

Making Sense of the UK Collaborative Economy

making_sense_of_the_uk_collaborative_economy_coverNesta and Collaborative Lab published a research report aiming to figure out how a road ahead in the collaborative economy, although not necessarily straightforward, can work in powerful ways for 21st century business, governments and communities. Continue reading…

e-book: Sharing City Seoul

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Creative Commons Korea released an ebook detailing many of the Sharing City, Seoul projects, at both the community- and municipal-level, that form this new sharing mega-city. With its official, city-wide commitment to the sharing economy, Seoul’s metropolitan government has emerged as a leader in the global sharing movement. Continue reading…

The Global Open Data Index 2014

Global_Open_Data_IndexThe Global Open Data Index, published by the Open Knowledge Foundation, ranks countries based on the availability and accessibility of information in ten key areas, including government spending, election results, transport timetables, and pollution levels. Continue reading…

RIS3 seminar for the academic community

Seminar_post_logoURENIO Research organised a seminar for the academic community on Smart Specialisation. Research and Innovation Strategies of Smart Specialisation (RIS3) are integrated, regional focused agendas for economic development that aim Continue reading…