In his recent speech at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, researcher, activist, and author David Bollier presented a new vision for cities — one driven by bottom-up engagement, citizen participation, and innovative ways of thinking about shared spaces and resources.
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The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities has launched a manifesto on Citizen Engagement. It declares the commitment of signatories to create and foster accessible urban services for citizens, in order to improve the quality of life in cities and contribute to sustainable cities and a liveable environment.
In partnership with Microsoft Cloud, Atlantic Re:think explored how cloud technology is transforming cities around the world. From public works to transportation authorities, city agencies are turning to cloud-based data gathering and analytics, mobile apps, remote-access programs, and more to facilitate better outcomes in all aspects of city living.
G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – and World Enabled teamed up to create the Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. Sponsored by Microsoft, the initiative’s goal is to increase awareness of the role that accessible technology must play in the planning, deployment, and functioning of smart cities worldwide and how smart cities can better engage persons with disabilities and aging communities in those processes.
Smart city initiatives around the global seek to leverage information technology to preserve and improve quality of urban life. This paper presents first insights from interviews with municipal stakeholders from European cities that currently undergo smart city transformations. Building upon their responses,
This report reveals the evolution of the urbanization dynamics and the ways in which they have evolved over time. Starting from Habitat I in 1976 and moving on up until Habitat III in Quito in 2016, there has been an essential shift in urban agenda setting, towards urban sustainable development, for providing targets and strategic plans to help cities achieve urban growth.
Read this report from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to learn how governments can be more efficient, agile and resilient, and help drive economic growth, improve the quality of life, and create sustainable communities. According to the report, digital innovations and changing demographics are redefining government by the people, for the people. In a digital-first world, public sectors must rethink their approach to providing citizens with the services and information it needs to flourish in the future.