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.
MIT Technology Review magazine outlines the efforts of Schneider Electric, a company that makes software and hardware for energy-efficient buildings, to test its own products in the new headquarters campus near La Défense, the Parisian business district.
Chicago invented the skyscraper. Can it pioneer the best urban sustainable-energy strategies as well? Ann Lok Lui, writes in the Architect’s Newspaper, about city’s plan to capitalize on the latest advances:
Gordon Feller, Director of Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group presents the company’s vision of smart cities enabled by the network. In a webinar organized by Smart+Connected Communities Institute Feller provided
This collection of books from 2000 to 2010 examines the role and contribution of information technologies, the Internet, innovation ecosystems and institutions to the making of the 21st century cities.
Books are presented by chronological order of publication and summaries are by the authors or publishers.
Driven by Cisco, the Smart+Connected Communities Institute provides political leaders, urban planners, developers, academic institutions and citizens an online community where they can collaborate and innovate to develop future sustainable cities.
“Cities will be smart. They will be more beautiful, more exquisitely made in parts and more assembled ad hoc in other parts. More resourceful and more transparently knowable. Unlike today’s “dumb cities” that sit like the dead materials that they are, future cities will be alive in a Biomimicry sense, evolving, learning, and growing.”