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Book: Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data-Rich City

The book edit C. Certomà, M. Dyer, L. Pocatilu and F. Rizzi Offers an innovative perspective on the use of data to promote people-friendly and livable cities. It analyzes the ongoing transformation in the “smart city” paradigm and explores the possibilities that technological innovations offer for the effective involvement of ordinary citizens in collective knowledge production and decision-making processes within the context of urban planning and management. Continue reading…

CNBC Explains: What is a Smart City?

CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explains what is a Smart City by looking at three cities infusing technology into every part of its operations, Singapore, Dubai, and Barcelona. Continue reading…

The Winners of Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Grants

Smart Cities Council announced that Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia are the five winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program. Over 130 cities were involved in the application process. Continue reading…

The future of public sectors in a citizen-centric digital world

Read this report from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to learn how governments can be more efficient, agile and resilient, and help drive economic growth, improve the quality of life, and create sustainable communities. According to the report, digital innovations and changing demographics are redefining government by the people, for the people. In a digital-first world, public sectors must rethink their approach to providing citizens with the services and information it needs to flourish in the future. Continue reading…

Thailand calls on private industry to help the drive towards Smart Cities

Thailand is currently implementing a Smart City initiative. The goal is to develop smart cities across the country in a manner that helps provinces develop according to their economic needs.

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Deloitte Review, Special section: Smart cities and the future of mobility

Will anyone still drive cars in years to come, or will the cars do all the driving themselves? How could technology transform our urban environments? And what does it really mean for a city to be “smart”? Deloitte Review’s 20th issue looks ahead to explore two science-fiction futures that are fast becoming reality: smart cities and the future of mobility. Continue reading…

Report: Making Citizen-Generated Data Work

A new report, published by the Open Knowledge International, asks what makes citizens and others want to produce and use citizen-generated data. Continue reading…

Roadmap: A Cloud for Global Good

a-cloud-for-global-goodMicrosoft published a roadmap to help policymakers take full advantage of the transformational benefits of the cloud. The roadmap contains a set of 78 recommendations in 15 policy categories that will provide the foundation for a regulatory environment that leads to a trusted, responsible, and inclusive cloud. Continue reading…

Wise Council: Insights from the cutting edge of data-driven local government

wise_councilThis report, published by Nesta UK, profiles some of the most pioneering uses of data in UK local government. It uses case study research to explore the many and various ways in which councils are already using data to make their services more effective, manage budget cuts and support the local economy. Continue reading…

Smart City Playbook commissioned by Nokia

nokia smart city playbookThis report developed by Machina Research on behalf of Nokia examines the strategies of 22 cities as they become smart, safe and sustainable. It distils three different smart city approaches and highlights key developments in technology and business models which have helped cities become smarter. Continue reading…