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Archive for 2012
‘By the end of the first day it was clear: the smart city agenda is a ‘movement’
The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 reveals that while Silicon Valley is still the world’s largest and most-influential start-up ecosystem, it no longer wields the power and influence it once did. Flourishing communities in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia have grown considerably over recent years and are now beginning to challenge Silicon Valley’s domination in technology innovation.
Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals successful innovators and brings clarity to a process often described as fuzzy and vague. In 2011, corporate spending among the Global Innovation 1000 increased 9.6 percent over the previous year,
The city of San Francisco has managed to dranatically cut greenhouse emissions by switching to a mostly hybrid taxi fleet. San Francisco’s achievement can be a model for the rest of the USA and the world, but a similar initiative in New York has failed.
This post is looking at the concept of smart cities and poses the question whether it is a buzzword created by architects and technologists or it is something that will change our lives forever. Cities try to become smarter as a response to the problems created by their constant rising population