The Open Knowledge Foundation are proud to announce the launch of version 1.0 of the Open Data Handbook. This handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to ‘open’ data.
In September of 2011, 6 IBM subject matter experts, thought leaders, executives and IBM master inventors contributed their time and expertise to the City of New Orleans. IBM published the 1st part of an article that presents the experience and solutions developed for the City of New Orleans.
The Smart Cities Service Integration project proposes a framework to understand the concept of smart cities. The framework suggests directions and agendas for smart city research and outlines practical implications for government professionals.
The last couple of decades have seen the formation and strengthening of a global drive to address climate change and improve living conditions, mostly through the application of innovative technologies and business models to large cities.
How do we design urban technologies that engage and empower ‘publics’ (groups of people) to act on communally shared issues? That is the main theme of a new study launched by The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform. In this study the authors present “ownership” as an alternative design approach. How can we Design for ‘Ownership’ rather than for ‘Smart Cities’.
Zoe Green, in the Global Urbanist online magazine, argues that although the ‘smart city’ concept has existed for several years, but only now, with some trial and error, are we seeing the real fruits of these efforts coming to light.