IBM has a new challenging target for its ongoing smarter cities programme, as it turns to the spawling african metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria, where it intends to run a pilot smart city project to modernise the rapidly developing city.
Despite various initiatives on smart growth and sustainability, most cities around the world today have one major drawback in common: they are unplanned or at least semi-planned!
Manchester City Council has revealed a 10 point plan to ensure it is one of the world’s foremost digital cities by 2020 – promoting economic growth and ensuring residents have the skills to benefit. The plan will drive the Council’s digital priorities and move the city forward rapidly as an example of best practice.
As one of the central cities of China and core cities of the Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou has long been the top choice for multinationals for investment deployment in China since China’s reform and opening-up. The Development Plan of the Pearl River Delta (2008-2020)
Guardian has published two articles about sustainable cities and their reliance on technology. In the first, Rashik Parmar, CTO for Smarter Cities at IBM and president of the IBM Academy of Technology, examines how technology in cities can help deliver a sustainable future.
Will a new tech innovation hub rise on the outskirts of Moscow? The Russian government is dropping billions–and hiring Cisco–to power their own innovation hub. The ultimate goal of the new innovation city outside of Moscow, dubbed the Skolkovo Project, is to create a smart, dynamic hotbed for technology ventures.