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Intelligent Cities / Smart Cities

National Geographic launches smart city section

National Geographic launched a Smart Cities hub to celebrate sustainable cities around the world where visionary locals and savvy civic leaders have joined forces to create communities that everyone Continue reading…

Kansas City is now one of the smartest cities in the US

Kansas City, Missouri, has recently announced its entry into the smart city category and, according to the city’s website www.kcmo.gov, is in fact “the world’s most connected Smart City”.

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Event: Intelligent Communities 2017

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. Continue reading…

Broadband Genie survey: smart city privacy and security concerns in the UK

In this recent research, Broadband Genie looked at the use of smart technology by British councils, and the public’s opinion of it. Continue reading…

EU to use smart cities to boost investment and sustainability

On February 7 2017, the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions announced their plan to work together in an initiative to create smarter EU cities and regions, with the overall goal of boosting investment and building a more sustainable Europe.

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Inclusive Smart Cities: a European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement

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. Continue reading…

Accessible Smart Cities Initiative

G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – and World Enabled teamed up to create the Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. Sponsored by Microsoft, the initiative’s goal is to increase awareness of the role that accessible technology must play in the planning, deployment, and functioning of smart cities worldwide and how smart cities can better engage persons with disabilities and aging communities in those processes. Continue reading…

Information Systems and Smarter Cities

Smart city initiatives around the global seek to leverage information technology to preserve and improve quality of urban life. This paper presents first insights from interviews with municipal stakeholders from European cities that currently undergo smart city transformations. Building upon their responses, Continue reading…

Smart Investments Make Smart Cities

Most cities started their journey toward becoming smart with government digitization efforts that focused on benefiting constituents. But with the advent of the Internet of Things Continue reading…

Thailand calls on private industry to help the drive towards Smart Cities

Thailand is currently implementing a Smart City initiative. The goal is to develop smart cities across the country in a manner that helps provinces develop according to their economic needs.

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