Here you will find three links that direct you to recent presentations (April 2017) of the Smart Cities Lectures that Prof. Michael Batty of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) of University College London (UCL) gave at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The lectures are introductory to ideas related to Smart Cities and focus on the historical developments that led to the rise of the Internet and Big Data. Interested links to publications, videos and podcasts
Smart Cambridge initiative is exploring how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Established as a workstream by the Greater Cambridge City Deal, this rapidly evolving programme is harnessing emerging technologies to improve the economic strength and sustainability of the area.
Overflowing sewers, caused by intense rainfall, can be one of the most severe ecological problems that a city can face, especially in old cities with inadequate infrastructure. A Smart Solution for this problem, already tested by some cities, is to copy nature and create natural “sponges” for the excess water.
This article Co-Governing Smart Cities through Living Labs: Top Evidences from EU by F. Bifulco, M. Tregua, C. C. Amitrano, aims to identify relevance between participative governance and smart cities projects that implement Living Labs initiatives. Reviewing the literature on participative approaches to innovation and city governance and highlighting the gaps where further research is needed, their contribution is proved. Through research on EU smart cities, they demonstrate the the determining role of Living Labs for co-governing the smart cities.
This report of the Wall Street Journal looks at the smart city movement and whether officials are starting to realize some of technology’s promised potential for solving social ills. Dropping storage costs, rising abilities of machine learning, inexpensive sensors, and ubiquitous smart devices are driving “civic analytics,” the report says, but “even when publicly available data
, BBC News’s Harminder Singh, a senior lecturer in business information systems at the
Think of Remix as a video game for planners, which is leading to better public transit service across the country. The startup’s strategy is to empower planners through digital tools, use data as a storytelling tool through visualizations that show how a neighborhood could improve through transit, and promote understanding of data as a mechanism for policy change.