This article Co-Governing Smart Cities through Living Labs: Top Evidences from EU by F. Bifulco, M. Tregua, C. C. Amitrano, aims to identify relevance between participative governance and smart cities projects that implement Living Labs initiatives. Reviewing the literature on participative approaches to innovation and city governance and highlighting the gaps where further research is needed, their contribution is proved. Through research on EU smart cities, they demonstrate the the determining role of Living Labs for co-governing the smart cities.
This report of the Wall Street Journal looks at the smart city movement and whether officials are starting to realize some of technology’s promised potential for solving social ills. Dropping storage costs, rising abilities of machine learning, inexpensive sensors, and ubiquitous smart devices are driving “civic analytics,” the report says, but “even when publicly available data
, BBC News’s Harminder Singh, a senior lecturer in business information systems at the
The discussion over Smart Cities has been going on for years. Some Smart solutions, such as street lights and sensors, have been applied in many cities, but these small and usually isolated interventions are not enough to make a city truly Smart. Smart Solutions need to be connected and to achieve critical mass. However, comprehensive and large-scale innovations are about to emerge, and Smart Transit is the component that can lead the way to a true Smart City revolution.
The world population is predicted to rise by 50 per cent in the 21st century and reach around 11 billion by 2100. The growing number of people on the planet is putting considerable strain on natural and man-made resources. This “A Smart World” Online Special Report, published by Raconteur in partnership with ESRI UK, reveals how governments, organisations and individuals need to adapt to preserve the planet and communities. The report investigates how to plan for a smarter world, why drones are set to change the way we live, and highlights what the urban landscape will look like in 2030.
This article presents three strategy insights from researchers and policy makers engaged in smart city development: i. Align research to policymakers’ and citizens’ concerns, ii. Build coalitions to overcome political constraints and iii. Data interpretation needs as much investment as collection.
Cyber attacks and security breaches can be a common occurrence in the modern interconnected world. As more cities become intelligent and connected, basing more infrastructure and functions on digital networks, the cyber security risk grows, and -alarmingly- smart cities are usually unprepared to face it.