Chicago invented the skyscraper. Can it pioneer the best urban sustainable-energy strategies as well? Ann Lok Lui, writes in the Architect’s Newspaper, about city’s plan to capitalize on the latest advances:
Archive for 2011
Over the next few years, cities will need to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of managing very tight budgets and the increased responsibilites associated with localism. At the same time cities will need to respond to on-going processes of economic change, and find ways to effectively support growth and job creation in the private sector.
Ahmed Abukhater, Global Industry Manager for Community Development at Esri explains in Next American City magazine how to shift from “planning for people” to “planning with people” using new technologies and platforms.
The Intelligent Community Forum named its 2011 Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year. The ICF’s Top Seven are communities that provide a model of economic and social development in the 21st Century using information and communications technology to power growth, address social challenges and preserve and promote culture.
IBM has relaunched it’s Smarter City initiative and the website portal is truly an immersive, interactive experience designed to show how cities all over the world are using advanced technology to help address some of the biggest problems facing our planet.
Gordon Feller, Director of Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group presents the company’s vision of smart cities enabled by the network. In a webinar organized by Smart+Connected Communities Institute Feller provided
This collection of books from 2000 to 2010 examines the role and contribution of information technologies, the Internet, innovation ecosystems and institutions to the making of the 21st century cities.
Books are presented by chronological order of publication and summaries are by the authors or publishers.