At 7th and 8th of June 2017 the Safe City Event takes place at De Pier in The Hague, Netherlands.The Hague is the international city of peace and justice. Governments, corporates and knowledge institutions will work together on smart solutions for safety and security problems in the city (of the future). At the Safe City Event you meet safety and security experts and you hear about best practices of resilient cities, cyber security, contra terrorism, disaster management and more!
According to the author, urban innovators are increasingly thinking of the city not just in terms of place, but as a platform. Throughout history, cities have been crucibles of innovation because of physical concentration of people, the independence of spirit, and the creative
The citizens are the city, so for smart cities to be realized, the citizens should be placed at the center and become the focus of the outcome that the city is trying to achieve. Smart cities must be human-centered and humanized in order to win over the hearts and wallets of their citizens, and succeed in becoming truly smart.
The 2017 European Social Innovation Competition was launched by the European Commission on 28th of February in Athens, Greece, inviting the Europeans to offer new, dynamic ideas for digital inclusion, cooperative economy, interconnection and skills development.
Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with inherent risks to individual privacy: released data can reveal information about individuals that would otherwise not be public knowledge. A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.
The Climate-KIC Pathfinder ‘Towards Water Smart Cities’ has resulted in a co-designed inspiring and viable business case to demonstrate and reproduce integrated Water Smart Cities innovations on district level in both The Netherlands and Denmark.