Schiedam’s approach to smart land use to sustainable communities has been put forward as an URBACT good practice example. The city is situated near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands’ most densely populated urban area. With a predominantly low-income population of 78,000, Schiedam decided to promote upward social mobility by improving its housing stock and facilities,
The governments of the Gulf region states are investing heavily on smart cities, as their IT budgets have been shifting focus from the oil industry to other fields, and they are eager to showcase their capabilities to the world.
This report, created by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) names the current challenges of digital inclusion, describes the skills required by a Smart Citizen and attempts to locate those skills geographically. Last but not least, it describes tools aimed at developing competences in a targeted way.
The ongoing development of autonomous cars is intertwined with the development of smart cities. In fact, advances in smart cities are the most important factor that shapes the way in which autonomous cars are designed, manufactured and used.
This research entitled “Addressing big data challenges in smart cities: a systematic literature review” by Sumedha Chauhan, Neetima Agarwal, Arpan Kumar Kar, is focused on discovering the approaches to deal with challenges associated with Big Data in smart cities. To do so, a systematic literature review was conducted to identify such challenges and potential strategies or solutions to deal with Big Data challenges. The results of this paper contribute valuable information to the Big Data practitioners by illustrating the process of effective management of Big Data in smart cities.
For years, Richard Florida preached the gospel of the creative class. In his new book he admits that the rise of the creative class in places like New York, London, and San Francisco created economic growth only for the already rich, displacing the poor and working classes. Once plagued inner cities have moved to the suburbs.
Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia, and the country’s fifth most populous city, is participating in the newly launched Australian Smart Cities Consortium, and already implementing solutions in the fields of transport, healthcare and liveability.