The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced its list of the Smart21 Communities of 2011. The list includes communities from 12 nations. There are six communities from the USA, four from Canada, two from China and one each from the UK, Brazil, Netherlands, Australia, France, India, Hungary, Taiwan and Greece.
Archive for 2010
The strategy+business magazine includes an exploration of the ideas of author and consultant Charles Landry. Landry’s pioneering work on the synergies between cities and commerce shows why planners need to ensure the attractiveness and vibrancy of their city centers.
Dailywireless.org blog provides an extensive overview of new applications in the field of e-health, which use smart phones or wearable sensors to monitor in real time various health indicators and the physical activity of the person that uses this equipment.
FIREBALL has produced a video on smart city applications in the city of Helsinki, Finland. It presents a series of digital applications facilitating various activities in the city: mobility, energy, health and well being,
Gartner’s 2010 Hype Cycle Special Report has examined the maturity of 1,800 technologies and trends in 75 technology, topic, and industry areas. Key themes emerging from this year’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies include:
The planned city in Paredes, Portugal, aims to be an environmentally sustainable city. Although it has similarities with other eco-cities, this one will have a brain, just like a living organism: a central computer that regulates everything from its water use to energy consumption.
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