One of the key domains that the design and implementation of Smart Cities address is transport. Smart cities around the world attempt to leverage new and developing technologies to solve their transportation problems. These efforts to bring transportation systems networks into the 21st century is a critical component to any smart city project. Tomorrow’s smart cities attempt to redefine sustainability and liveability.
Schiedam’s approach to smart land use to sustainable communities has been put forward as an URBACT good practice example. The city is situated near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands’ most densely populated urban area. With a predominantly low-income population of 78,000, Schiedam decided to promote upward social mobility by improving its housing stock and facilities,
The Global Internet Report 2017: Paths to Our Digital Future, is the fourth annual report produced by the Internet Society and explores how the internet ecosystem could evolve in the future. Bringing together insights from across a diverse global community, this report tries to inspire all who engage with the internet to think differently and to prepare for the opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Shortly, this report serves to remind us that humans are and should be at the very heart of the Internet and suggests that we need to begin to think differently to acclimatise to the changes we are seeing.
The Global Human Capital Report 2017, produced by the World Economic Forum, focuses on providing information regarding the means for measuring the existing human capital endowments, that play an essential role throughout the exploitation process of each country’s potential. The report provides all the necessary information related to the calculation of Global Human Capital Index, in order to shed light on the quantification process of this parameter.
Prepared by a network of experts from more than a dozen countries in an open, collaborative and consensus-building manner, the report aims to be a playbook for government officials, civil society and business leaders. Envisioned as a living resource, the intention is to add new case studies over time as other countries share their experiences with national digital policies.
The governments of the Gulf region states are investing heavily on smart cities, as their IT budgets have been shifting focus from the oil industry to other fields, and they are eager to showcase their capabilities to the world.
This report, created by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) names the current challenges of digital inclusion, describes the skills required by a Smart Citizen and attempts to locate those skills geographically. Last but not least, it describes tools aimed at developing competences in a targeted way.