Mathieu Lefevre, Executive Director of the New Cities Foundation, moderated a panel discussion on New Cities Summit 2014, about whether we need a new paradigm to describe the inevitable and growing relationship between technology and our cities, other than “Smart City”.
Archive for 2014
City as Living Laboratory: Sustainability Made Tangible Through the Arts’ (CaLL) provides a framework for how the arts and sustainability can be linked in innovative ways to create cities that help us redefine how we live our lives, use our resources, how we communicate, educate, work, and collaborate.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new standard (ISO 37120:2014) in order to help cities to assess their performance and measure progress overtime, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life and sustainability. The standard’s uniform approach will enable cities to seamlessly compare where they stand in relation to other cities.
The European Commission launched “Connected Communities” initiative – an umbrella for several systems designed to connect towns, cities, local broadband partnerships and operators to the advice they need to access finance and develop tailored business models for bringing fast broadband to their community.
“Hackable Cities – A Toolkit for Re-Imagining Your Neighborhood”, developed by an international group of graduate students of the New School of Design Strategies at Parsons The NYC, New York and guided by Cecilia Tham, gives insights to help people re-imagine their local communities, re-invigorate their neighborhoods, protect what is important to them, and empower them to make the changes their desire.
The intelligent Community Forum (ICF) opened nominations for the 2015 Awards Program. Communities large and small, urban and rural, in developing and industrialized nations are all invited to apply.
As part of the US National Day of Civic Hacking, the Institute for the Future (IFTF) created Citizens Make the Future, a map to help frame the conversation around the next decade’s most significant opportunities and challenges in civic governance.