A 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.
This 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.
Smart 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.
In 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.
The 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.
The 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.
London 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