In 2009 concluded the consultation phase of the LEED for Neighborhood Development. This rating system is designed to certify exemplary development projects that perform well in terms of smart growth, new urbanism, and green building.
Archive for 2010
The Intelligent Community Forum named the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2010 at a 20 January ceremony during PTC’10, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Robert Bell from the Intelligent Community Forum, based on data from Arlington County, Virginia (USA), Bristol, Virginia (USA), Dakota County, Minnesota (USA), Danville, Virginia (USA), Dublin, Ohio (USA), Riverside, California (USA), Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada), Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) and Windsor-Essex, Ontario (Canada) highlights three characteristics that share smart communities in North America:
Om Malic has published, in GigaOm blog, a short list of 10 articles by the startup luminaries such as Paul Graham, that encapsulate the art of the startup. Most of the list’s articles were published during 2009, and they are educational and full of practical tips that entrepreneurs can apply to their business.
The article “U-City: Future of urban planning, management”, published in the Korea Herald newspaper looks into the current status of Korea’s “Ubiquitous City” (U-City) initiative and tries to identify its vision, goals, strategies and other crucial factors that policymakers should take into account for the future of cities.
As part of IBM’s efforts to help build a smarter planet, City Forward is a web-based, multi-sensory hub of insight and information— insight and information that can be used by cities and their citizens to see themselves in new and powerful ways. It will be a dynamic resource that leads users of all types to discover and explore areas of particular relevance to their goals and situations.
Robert Bell from the Intelligent Community Forum, based on data from Trikala (Greece), Tallinn (Estonia), Besancon (France), Stockholm (Sweden), Dundee (Scotland), and Eindhoven (Netherlands), highlights three characteristics that share smart communities in Europe: