This article “A Review of Smart Cities Based on the Internet of Things Concept” by Talari et al. (2017) provides an inclusive overview of the concept of the smart city through the perspective of different applications, benefits, and advantages of the Internet of Things. The aim of this review article was to explore variant specifications and features of IoT systems, along with the efficient incentives for utilizing them.
In this new paper, Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, summarises some of the key policy tools that national governments have used or considered, and which together provide a menu of options for any future national governments that want to develop a more comprehensive strategy for social innovation. The tools are divided in ten categories: Laws and Regulations, New Funding Sources, New Uses of Money, Social Innovation and Public Services, Growing Capacity, Empowerment and Democracy, Social Innovation and Science R&D, Social Innovation and Problem Solving, New Metrics, and Structures.
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, created by the JRC of the European Commission, is a new tool to monitor and assess the performance of ‘Cultural and Creative Cities’ in Europe vis-à-vis their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data. This first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor shows how well 168 selected cities in 30 European countries
Rwanda is on a campaign to transform Kigali, its capital city of rolling hills and low-rise buildings, into a smart city where urban living has been optimized. Already, Rwandan officials like to stress how much technology is part of daily life, from social media to registering births, deaths and marriages online or paying speeding tickets through cell phones.
This article, by Simon Elias Bibri and John Krogstie, entitled “Smart sustainable cities of the future: An extensive interdisciplinary literature review” provides an overview of existing approaches from various scientific fields related to smart and sustainable cities. It is published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society by Elsevier.
The city of Chengdu in western China, a major center of high-tech excellence, is building a global partnership of the world’s best technology parks, including Sophia Antipolis, the Barcelona Science Park and several other world-class scientific and industrial development zones.
Urban Land Institute to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally
Last week, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on