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The Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2017

The Intelligent Community Forum announced its list of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The 15th annual Top7 list includes communities from four nations, with Australia, Canada and Taiwan each contributing two, and Russia contributing a seventh community in a first-time achievement for that nation.  Continue reading…

Making Sense of the Smart City Standardization Landscape

The amount of activity in smart city standardization is truly broad and covers many areas. Some groups, such as IEEE, are looking at detailed technology aspects related to smart city networking or transportation while others, such as the International Organization for Standards (ISO), have a focus on higher-level activities such as strategies for smart city governance or procurement. IEEE Standards University provides a high-level overview of some of the key standards groups and their smart city activities. Continue reading…

World Cities Open Data Portal

World Council on City DataBased on the first international standard on city data — ISO 37120 — the WCCD Open City Data Portal allows visitors to explore, track, monitor and compare member cities on up to 100 service performance and quality of life indicators. Continue reading…

UK Smart Cities Index

UK_Smart_City_indexA new study by Navigant Research evaluates the UK smart city market, with a focus on two dimensions: Strategy and Execution. The Strategy dimension assesses each city’s vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to its smart city program. The Execution dimension assesses the city’s actual achievements from initial projects to full-blown deployment of innovative technologies and services. Continue reading…

A Tale of Evaluation and Reporting in UK Smart Cities

UK1This report has been written under the framework of SmartDframe project, targeting on the investigation of approaches regarding the evaluation of smart city projects and programs. As it is stated on the beginning of this report, although smart city programs have been placed at the center of attention, less discussion has been made about their evaluation and the measurement of their outcomes. Continue reading…

Smart Cities Profile: Ranking Smart Cities in Portugal

Portugal1Smart Cities Benchmark, Portugal 2015 is a report developed by IDC describing an assessment methodology of Portuguese smart cities, in order to establish a reference point for the future development of cities at a notional level. Continue reading…

Urban big data

urban big data imageIn his latest article Prof. Rob Kitchin, on “The planner” elaborates how urban big data enables a highly granular, longitudinal system, whole system understanding of a city system or service. Continue reading…

The Smart21 Communities of 2016

smart21The Intelligent Community Forum named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016. The list includes eight communities from Canada, five communities from Taiwan, two communities from the United States, two communities from Australia, and one community each from Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden. This group of communities will now be in contention for the designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2016. Continue reading…

2015 Intelligent Community of the Year

Montage_Columbus_1The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named Columbus, Ohio, USA as the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year, in Toronto, Canada host city for the global awards program. Continue reading…

New Smart City Rankings by IESE

ieseLondon remains the undisputed leader in the rankings of the smartest cities in the world. It is followed by New York, which grabbed second place, and Seoul, in third. Rounding out the top 10, we see five other European cities — Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Geneva and Munich — and two Asian ones — Tokyo and Singapore, the latter of which Continue reading…