URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

New York City’s Digital Playbook

1 lnMuDijSwbYwNOYjkDza4Q.jpegThe New York City published the Digital Playbook, a new strategy that outlines how the municipality will make it easier for residents to access City services and how the City will use digital tools to strengthen communities. Continue reading…

Report: The Ideal Digital City

GT06_DC_1To help understand the building blocks to a successful digital city, The Digital Communities Special Report looks at five key technologies — broadband, open data, GIS, CRM and analytics — and provides a window into how they are helping city governments cope with economic, educational and societal demands. Continue reading…

Report: Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services

Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City ServicesIn this report, published by IMB, professor Greenberg examines a dozen cities across the United States that have award-winning reputations for using innovation and technology to improve the services they provide to their residents. Continue reading…

Podcast: The Future of the Smart City

GettyImages-501882119In a special hour-long broadcast, the Takeaway, a US national public radio show hosted by John Hockenberry and co-produced by WNYC, PRI, The New York Times & WGBH, explores what the urban centers of the future will look like. Continue reading…

A Vision for Europe: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

a_vision_for_EuropeThe book “Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World – a vision for Europe” brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind the “Three Os” and highlights actions that are already taking place or are being prepared. It is hoped that the ideas and initiatives described in the book will stimulate anyone interested in European research and innovation, encourage debate and lead to new ideas on what the European Union should do, should not do, or do differently. Continue reading…

What Works Cities Resource Toolkit

What Works Cities Resource ToolkitThe What Works Cities Resource Toolkit includes best practices in designing open data policies and creating robust open data portals, advancing performance management programs by setting stronger targets, utilizing behavioral insights to run randomized control trials and strategically managing city contracts. Continue reading…

Microsoft CityNext: Technology Solutions for Smart Cities

microsoft_city_nextMicrosoft has created an interactive presentation of company’s CityNext strategy, a partner-led initiative that aims to empower cities to be more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive—with a simplified approach. Continue reading…

Smart Cities and Visual Languages

Screen-Shot-2016-05-27-at-10.04.04Cassie Robinson, Strategic Designer at Doteveryone, blogs in IoTUK about how smart cities could use a visual language to make IoT technologies more visible to their citizens to encourage greater feedback. Continue reading…

Paper: Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation

scdiLocal governments are abuzz with the opportunities that Big Data, Open Government, and Smart Cities offer to drive economic growth, improve transparency and accountability, build public engagement, and deliver higher quality city services at lower costs. In a new paper, Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation, Mark Kleinman disentangles these overlapping ideas and charts how governments in Toronto, Canada and London, England have responded to them. Continue reading…

Engineering and Technology Magazine Smart City Issue

Engineering-and-Technology-MagazineWhere is the smartest city in the world? What does it look like today? How will it look in the future? These are the questions we set out to answer in Engineering and Technology Magazine’s Smart City Issue. Continue reading…