URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Intelligent Communities Re-inventing Urban and Rural Planning

ICF 2015“How Intelligent Communities are Re-inventing Urban and Rural Planning” is a White Paper of ICF that describes the annual theme of the 2015 Intelligent Community Awards.

“The work of an Intelligent Community often begins in crisis. But once the crisis is past, how do Communities Continue reading…

What will our world look like in 2022?

IEEE_CS_2022_Report_-_2022Report.pdf_-_2014-09-07_21.53.36Nine technical leaders of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society joined forces to write a technical report, entitled IEEE CS 2022, symbolically surveying 23 potential technologies that could change the landscape of computer science and industry by the year 2022. Continue reading…

Smart city policies: A spatial approach

cities-cov150hThis paper, written by Margarita Angelidou, reviews the factors which differentiate policies for the development of smart cities, in an effort to provide a clear view of the strategic choices that come forth when mapping out such a strategy. The paper commences with a review and categorization of four strategic choices with a spatial reference, on the basis of the recent smart city literature and experience. Continue reading…

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2014The journey to digital business is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.’s “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014.” As the Gartner Hype Cycle celebrates its 20th year, Gartner said that as enterprises set out on the journey to becoming digital businesses, identifying and employing the right technologies at the right time will be critical. Continue reading…

Open Data and Visualisation Apps

Singapore appsSingapore’s Infocomm Development Authority announced the competition Data in the City: Visualisation Challenge, which is based on open government datasets with the objective to create visualisations Continue reading…

2014 Inventors | Innovators Under 35

tr35.inventorsx392_0The MIT Technology Review released its list of 35 Innovators Under 35, an annual lineup that highlights up-and-coming young professionals who are inventing the devices and technologies that will redefine how we live and work. The MIT Technology Review’s editors pared the roughly 500 nominees to 80 finalists and outside judges rated the originality and impact, or potential impact, of their work; those scores guided the editors as they crafted the list. Continue reading…

SUSTAINIA100: A Guide to 100 Innovative Solutions

3rd_sustainia100_2014SUSTAINIA100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative sustainability solutions from around the world. The guide identifies readily available projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation. SUSTAINIA100 gives investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights into promising solutions within their respective fields. These vetted projects and technologies span from Western innovation hubs to emerging economies. Continue reading…

Smart systems, automation and employment: two opposing views

Smart systems living“Human Needs not Apply” is a video by CGP Grey that predicts automation and smart systems will make human work obsolete. It was presented on Youtube on 13 August 2014 and within 10 days received almost 2 million views. This view is in line with the Economist estimation that almost half of jobs Continue reading…

Six megatrends that will shape the future of cities

six-city-megatrendsThe coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa, according to Prof. Razeen Sally, visiting associate professor at National University of Singapore. The World Economic Forum City Competitiveness Report identifies six megatrends that are likely to determine how well cities do in the future and in one of his latest articles Prof. Razeen Sally presents briefly the following six megatrends: Continue reading…

The Age of Intelligent Cities

The Age of Intelligent Cities - Komninos

Published on August 12th 2014, “The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-All Strategies” by Nicos Komninos concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Continue reading…