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PREP: An Open Data Platform and a Partnership for Resilience

preThe Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) is a collaboration between government, international and private entities, seeking to empower a data-driven approach to building climate resilience. PREP aims to help planners, investors, and resource managers more easily incorporate climate risks into their decisions by enhancing access to relevant data and facilitating collective learning. Continue reading…

The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development

broadbandThe annual report The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development published by the Broadband Commission assesses the current state of broadband worldwide and explores not only its role in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development, but also the necessary framework conditions to enable affordable, universal and available Internet access to be achieved.

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Podcast: The Future of the Smart City

GettyImages-501882119In a special hour-long broadcast, the Takeaway, a US national public radio show hosted by John Hockenberry and co-produced by WNYC, PRI, The New York Times & WGBH, explores what the urban centers of the future will look like. Continue reading…

Sustainable urban mobility and the Smart City

POLIS1This policy paper written by POLIS Network (Cities and regions networking for innovative transport solutions) aims at illustrating ways in which the role of transport systems and urban mobility policies could be enhanced within the Smart City context. Continue reading…

European Data Portal: Open Data in Cities

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This report is published by the European Data Portal, in order to investigate and present the benefits arising from the use of Open Data in the case of local governments and their citizens. This report assesses eight cities in terms of Open Data initiatives: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna.
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Report: Smart City Plan, Australia

australia1This report represents a renewed national focus on Australian cities, by the national government. Its intention is to focus on the debate and action around the opportunities for cities – metropolitan and regional. The Smart Cities Plan illustrates the Government’s vision for Australian cities, and the plan for maximizing their potential. Continue reading…

Future Cities Conference 2016

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The first annual Future Cities Conference will take place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at Clare College in Cambridge, UK.  Continue reading…

Impact Analysis of Smart City Networks in Cities’ Local Government

Impact Analysis Smart City NetworksSince its establishment in 2012, the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) has worked towards the ultimate objective of making Spanish cities an international reference within the global ‘smart’ panorama. Continue reading…

Growing Smart Cities in Denmark

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‘Growing Smart Cities in Denmark: digital technology for urban improvement and national prosperity’ explores smart cities projects that have taken place in Denmark looking at four very different Danish cities (Copenhagen, Aarhus, Vejle, Albertslund). The report published by ARUP and Danish consultancy CEDI, aimed to explore how smart city initiatives can be coordinated and co-developed across Danish cities Continue reading…

Smart City Profile: Delft smart city

Delft_5The Delft Smart City project, commissioned by Delft city council, including contributions from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and TNO, explores the city through a research by design process, putting at the center issues regarding energy neutrality, climate-resilience and socio-economic development. Continue reading…