In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg introduced New York City’s first Digital Roadmap. Less than three years later, with 100% of objectives are complete, New York City’s Digital Leadership demonstrates the strides the City has made to date, driven by investments in infrastructure, education, open government, online engagement and technology sector support.
Archive for 2013
The Intelligent Community Forum named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2014. This year the Smart21 is comprised of six communities from Canada, four from both Australia and the United States, three from Taiwan and one each from Kenya, Greece, Brazil and New Zealand. The communities range in size from 15,000 people in Mitchell, USA to more than six million in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals the tools that are transforming innovation—from customer insight to product launch. The study focuses on the digital enablers of the innovation process—how the most successful companies are, and aren’t, using digital tools and processes to improve speed, decrease cost, enhance quality, reduce complexity, and sharpen insight into customer and market needs to improve their innovation efforts.
Microsoft CityNext is a people-first approach to innovation that empowers government, businesses, and citizens to shape the future of their cities. People-first means harnessing all the ideas, energy, and expertise of a city’s people as they create a healthier, safer, more sustainable place to live.
Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor at King’s College London and co-founder of Worldsensing, a company providing smart city sensing solutions, shared some hands-on experiences which he gained traveling around the world, knocking on the doors of cities and infrastructure providers, with the aim to generate business for Worldsensing.
The 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge launched by Rockefeller Foundation published a draft “Code of Conduct” that seeks to provide guidance on best practices for resilience building projects that leverage Big Data and Advanced Computing.
The Future Of Cities report published by PSFK Labs investigates the key trends and pressing issues that will play a role in shaping the evolution of urban environments over the next decade.