The Programmable City project is investigating the relationship between networked digital technologies and infrastructures and urban management and governance and city life.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University held a panel discussion on the future of federal policies for smart cities, their opportunities and challenges, and the cutting-edge research and innovation that makes these advances possible.
National Geographic Channel featured San Diego as the only U.S. city in its acclaimed documentary series “World’s Smart Cities”. San Diego was chosen for its strong technology sector, local innovators, green practices, smart public planning and an unparalleled quality of life.
The Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionize urban infrastructure, making cities less congested, less polluted and more energy-efficient, says Carlo Ratti, head of MIT’s Senseable City Lab and an expert on the impact of technology on urban environments.
Libellium CEO Alicia Asin Perez highlights the dynamic changes occurring resulting from connected infrastructure, the resilience of new sensors, and the new trend in smart cities. From a practical, hardware-based point of view, she shares how far her copmany have come in cities from Hoboken to Gerona, from Malaga to Melbourne, from Salamanca to Sydney, and particularly in Europe.
Grid computing pioneer and big data visionary Charlie Catlett recently delivered a presentation on “Big Data and the Future of Cities” as part of the Argonne OutLoud series, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory. Catlett explores how emerging technologies in high-performance computing, embedded systems and data analytics can help mitigate some of the challenges associated with increased urbanization.
The Center for Data Innovation and the Sunlight Foundation organized a panel discussion highlighting the impact of open data across education, health care, international development, and other fields.