Asian cities are facing pressing and complex challenges: reducing pollution and mitigating the consequences of climate change, efficiently managing economic resources, and improving the quality of life of citizens. This report, published by the GSMA, identifies seven key recommendations for municipalities looking to implement smart city solutions.
The findings from the fourth edition of the Open Data Barometer show that while some governments are advancing towards these aims, open data remains the exception, not the rule. Why does this matter? Everyone should be able to access and use open data on an open web to allow them to participate fully in civic life. Without good data, it is impossible to hold governments to account for the decisions that they make, the policies they pass, and the money they budget and spend.
Despite its small size and population (4.7 million), Singapore plays a key role in the development of the two Asian giants of China (1.4 billion people) and India (1.3 billion people). Perhaps this should not be so surprising, since by being essentially a sovereign city-state and an international trade center that loves innovations and multinationals and draws clients from all over the world, Singapore has established itself as one of the models in the world for how a Smart City should be.
Vienna is in the process of becoming a smart city. The focus of Vienna’s strategy is set on achieving urban sustainability by capitalizing on social and technological innovation. The initiative has a strong environmental focus. Moreover, inclusiveness and collaboration are also of high importance, and the strategy is highly human centric. According to the following informative video, Smart city Vienna means: (i) putting focus on people, (ii) recognizing interconnectedness, (iii) listening to each other, (iv) working together. All of
Smart Cambridge initiative is exploring how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Established as a workstream by the Greater Cambridge City Deal, this rapidly evolving programme is harnessing emerging technologies to improve the economic strength and sustainability of the area.
A significant proportion of expected growth over the coming decades is expected to take place in fragile and conflict-affected urban areas. By 2050, 56 percent of the global population in fragile and conflict-affected states will be
How do cities effectively collect, publish, and use data? A review of cities’ strategies for open data, analytics, and infrastructure identifies best practices for achieving data-smart goals—and highlights the importance of planning ahead.