URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

2015-16 IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Winners

smarter_cities_logo_2IBM announced the 2015-16 Smarter Cities Challenge winning cities. In these cities, the company will send teams of experts to help them with critical issues ranging from jobs creation, transportation, and public safety, to healthcare, revenue, social services, and public works. Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: Konza Technology City (Kenya)

22a_KonzaKonza (2010-2030) is a planned city with a target population of 250,000 inhabitants, to be constructed 60km away from Nairobi. It is a flagship project of the Kenyan government’s “Vision 2030″ Continue reading…

New Smart City Rankings by IESE

ieseLondon remains the undisputed leader in the rankings of the smartest cities in the world. It is followed by New York, which grabbed second place, and Seoul, in third. Rounding out the top 10, we see five other European cities — Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Geneva and Munich — and two Asian ones — Tokyo and Singapore, the latter of which Continue reading…

Open source technology for citizens’ political participation in smarter cities

smartCitizen_logoSmart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive and open indicators, and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants. Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

21a_RioSmarterCityOne of the most characteristic infrastructure-oriented smart city models is IBM’ solution for the ‘Smarter City’. Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: New York (USA)

20a_NYDigitalThe city of New York followed a well-articulated digital strategy, which was shaped taking into account local recourses, priorities and needs. The strategy was designed by ‘NYC Digital’, a NY City office with the mission to create a healthier civil society and stronger Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: Chicago (USA)

19a_ChicagoTPChicago’s Technology Plan is the City’s strategy for leveraging technology in order to promote opportunity, inclusion, engagement, and innovation. The plan’s main purpose is to contribute to the quality of life, employment opportunities and business growth in the city. The collaboration among Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: Cyberport Hong Kong (China)

18a_CyberportHKCyberport Hong Kong is a technology cluster offering services for creative digital communities. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: Songdo International Business District (South Korea)

PrintSongdo International Business District (IBD) is a $35 billon dollar venture of a new smart city, located in South Korea. It was built from scratch on 1,500 acres Continue reading…

Smart City Strategy: Skolkovo (Russia)

16a_SkolkovoSkolkovo Innovation Center (2010-2020) is a planned city for 20,000 residents to be built just outside of Moscow, Russia. The venture commenced in 2010 as a state-led project and a brainchild of Russia’s Continue reading…