Crowdfunding is increasingly being used by cities’ local authorities, usually refered as ‘Civic crowdfunding‘, aiming to democratise the way places are created and funded: from’Civic crowdfunding new street markets and revamped playgrounds, to gardens planted on derelict railway lines.This report by Future Cities Catapult studies the progress of the first wave of local authorities making use of this approach, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of it.
This article presents three strategy insights from researchers and policy makers engaged in smart city development: i. Align research to policymakers’ and citizens’ concerns, ii. Build coalitions to overcome political constraints and iii. Data interpretation needs as much investment as collection.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing profoundly the skill profile of jobs. The use of ICT in the workplace – affecting only a handful of jobs a few decades ago – is now required in all but two occupations in the United States: dishwashing and food cooking (Berger and Frey, 2017). In most OECD countries, over 95% of workers in large businesses and 85% in medium-sized businesses have access to and use the Internet as
Cyber attacks and security breaches can be a common occurrence in the modern interconnected world. As more cities become intelligent and connected, basing more infrastructure and functions on digital networks, the cyber security risk grows, and -alarmingly- smart cities are usually unprepared to face it.
TCC Assets (Thailand) and Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) are to jointly develop ’One Bangkok’, Thailand’s first and largest fully integrated district built on people-centric principles and a focus on environmental sustainability and smart-city living. The development will have eight hectares of green and open areas in the city centre.
The digital revolution today is an age of human empowerment: rapid advances have created a people centric technology environment where the power lies with people to shape technology as they see fit. The 2017 Accenture Technology Vision report showcases the top five disruptive IT trends and innovations shaping the business landscape in 2017 and beyond. Accenture has identified five trends that underscore the importance of focusing on ‘Technology for People’ to achieve digital success. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking these trends on board and executing strategies to secure their clear digital advantage.
This report produced by the United States conference of mayors, presents the main results of a survey launched in February 2016 and ran until the end of June 2016. In total, 54 cities participated in the survey and provided detailed information regarding their smart city projects, that have been implemented or are currently under development.