In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart sensing and computing, will look like in five years. Included in the report was a projection of the ultra-connected city where citizens and city government can easily communicate through technology and automation will allow for the massive population growth in urban areas.
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The GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In the latest edition, they explore the literature on Data Visualization.
Manu Fernández, a strategic urban thinker and designer of innovative urban actions, published his presentation at at Re:Work Cities London conference, titled: “Smart cities of the future? It´s already happening, but not in the way we are being told”.
Socrata, a company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, published the first issue of a digital magazine, which shows the power and potential of open data with success stories and practical advice, as well as profiles of the open data movement’s thought leaders and visionaries.
The Economist was running an online debate on the question: “Are smart cities empty hype?” with Anthony Townsend Research Director, Institute for the Future to defend the motion and Irving Wladawsky-Berger VP Emeritus, IBM to be against.
UK-based Juniper Research has released its top 10 technology predictions for 2014 and No. 1 on its list is “when cities get smarter.” Juniper trends document covers a range of fields, from smart cities to education, from wearable devices to 3D printing, where they believe there will be significant activity – be that adoption or disruption – over the next 12 months.
The report ‘Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South-East Queensland, Australia’ provides a nine-point activation plan, which recommends establishing a digital work hub community, building resources and conducting further research to determine the impact on health and wellbeing of digital work hubs and their contribution to broader prosperity gains across the region.