Archive for 2012
IBM’s Smarter Buildings division has posted five predictions on how smarter buildings will impact daily life and efficiency of our cities in 2012.
2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup” according to Mark Headd. In GovFresh.com he proposes five ways that governments can take to help encourage and foster the growth of civic startups.
Published in December 2011, the Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth sets out the Coalition Government’s plans to boost economic growth through investment in research and innovation across the UK. The strategy is based upon an understanding that Government can be an important driver of innovation, and on the UK’s recognised strengths,
Zoe Green, in the Global Urbanist online magazine, argues that although the ‘smart city’ concept has existed for several years, but only now, with some trial and error, are we seeing the real fruits of these efforts coming to light.
With the launch of its new comparative widget, SeeClickFix announced a new way to rank the responsiveness and activity of local municipalities across the globe. SeeClickFix hopes to encourage greater civic engagement, promote accountability from both governments and residents, and expand the channels available for disseminating public information.
The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures features end 2011 estimates for International Telecommunication Union’s key telecommunication/ICT indicators. The brochure highlights the latest global ICT facts and trends and includes figures on Internet use,