IESE INSIGHT knowledge portal publish an interview with Anthony Townsend, research director of the Institute for the Future. He discusses the concept of smart cities and the impact and potential impact of new technology on cities and public institutions.
Archive for 2011
The London Tech City Map, developed by Trampoline Systems and Playgen, analyses the technological ecosystem in East London by aggregating social network feeds for up to 10,000 people. The prototype includes 80 businesses and already generates analysis on the relative influence of each one and link them by the similarity of their interests.
RedCut has released Citizen 2.0, a white paper of case studies that include 17 examples of social media and government innovation: SeeClickFix, Ushahidi, ManorLabs, Vancouver Green City, NYC Idea Market, GovLoop, Yammer, Experience Grand Rapids, Turkayfe, US Embassy in Jakarta, Zonability, CultureNow, PopVox, Localocracy, Votenaweb, EveryBlock, and YouTown.
Samantha Cliffe published three examples where QR codes are used in buildings in a number of creative ways and not just in the form of billboards. The examples include the N Building in Tokyo, QR codes for building permits across New York City, and a hotel designed to look like a giant QR code in Dubai.
The 2011 edition of the Web 2.0 Map showcases the incumbents and upstarts in our network economy, gathered around various territories that represent the Web 2.0’s Points of Control. This year the creators have introduced “The Data Layer”, where for the top companies in the industry they have built “cities of data” which illustrate the relative strengths of each company in eight key segments.
WIRED magazine Change Accelerators blog hosts a number of posts written by Adam Greenfield, founder and managing director Urbanscale, on smart cities.