The use of digital tools and visualisation techniques in the planning is rapidly increasing during the last decade. An article from The Guardian written by Oliver Wainwright and entitled Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive presents briefly a new wave of digital tools trying to make the urban planning process more transparent, interactive and therefore, inclusive.
The current edition of New Amsterdam #10 magazine is the 10th issue published by Parkhuis de Zwijger. The main objective of this magazine is to stimulate dialogue and collaboration towards a liveable city and put urgent matters on the agenda.
On March 16, the Intelligent Communities 2017 will focus on innovation with an interactive half-day program tailored to meet the needs of Australia’s cities, exploring incoming trends and disruptive technologies.
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.
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.
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.
This report “How can we improve urban resilience with open data?”, product of the work from the Open Data Institute and Open North, investigates whether urban resilience can be improved with open data. Based on the assumption that all data can be considered critical national infrastructure, it examines cases of people around the world working in urban resilience and open data communities.