The European Broadband Portal (EBP) has been tasked with the organisation of the on-line consultation of the blogosphere on the basis of a very preliminary description of the models of investment. The consultation will take place between the 1st and the 31 of May and will involve a very wide range of different stakeholders
The ‘Birmingham: Stories from a digital city‘ publication is a collection of interviews, stories and features capturing the role digital media is playing in the city – across business, public services, education and in communities. The Birmingham, UK’s second biggest city, is a leading digital city and recently has been recognised as one of the world’s 21 top ‘intelligent communities’ for 2011.
Autodesk Project Galileo is an easy-to-use planning tool for creating 3D city models from civil, geospatial and building data, and 3D models. Galileo also enables users to sketch conceptual infrastructure ideas within the 3D city model.
Caroline McCarthy, in CNET News, reports about the initiatives of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to construction something that can only be called “the digital city.”
Google’s new “Art Project” employs its Street View technology to provide access to 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums. The visitors can discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.
Louise Joselyn in New Electronics magazine reports on “smart city” development in France. The telecoms company France Telecom Orange has been running two smart city pilot projects at Cagne-sur-mer, a city with 40,000 residents located near Nice, and in the Grenoble city center.
Harvard Business School has published a paper that reviews the goals, business models, and partnerships involved in eight early “ecocity” projects to begin to identify success factors in this emerging industry.