This IDC Survey Spotlight shows the results from IDC’s Smart City MaturityScape Benchmark Survey in which 151 U.S. local government organizations were asked a series of questions to plot them on the IDC MaturityScape for Smart Cities.
In the past five years, leading cities across North America have made tremendous inroads to testing and deploying smart city technologies to address key challenges related to maintaining and replacing aging infrastructure, managing maintenance costs and providing improved services to residents and community members. Building upon previous research conducted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and Nutter Consulting, DNV GL partnered to capture the lessons learned and best practices for cities to engage with a diverse set of smart technology vendors.
More and more cities are developing programs for the deployment of smart solutions around the world. The number of smart city projects being developed is increasing and cities are pursuing higher levels and a greater variety of integration among technology-driven city services and solutions. The development of smart cities is now a truly global phenomenon, with considerable activity and notable projects across all regions. Working in partnership with technology and service suppliers, city leaders and central
Here you will find three links that direct you to recent presentations (April 2017) of the Smart Cities Lectures that Prof. Michael Batty of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) of University College London (UCL) gave at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The lectures are introductory to ideas related to Smart Cities and focus on the historical developments that led to the rise of the Internet and Big Data. Interested links to publications, videos
Smart Cambridge initiative is exploring how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Established as a workstream by the Greater Cambridge City Deal, this rapidly evolving programme is harnessing emerging technologies to improve the economic strength and sustainability of the area.
Overflowing sewers, caused by intense rainfall, can be one of the most severe ecological problems that a city can face, especially in old cities with inadequate infrastructure. A Smart Solution for this problem, already tested by some cities, is to copy nature and create natural “sponges” for the excess water.
This article Co-Governing Smart Cities through Living Labs: Top Evidences from EU by F. Bifulco, M. Tregua, C. C. Amitrano, aims to identify relevance between participative governance and smart cities projects that implement Living Labs initiatives. Reviewing the literature on participative approaches to innovation and city governance and highlighting the gaps where further research is needed, their contribution is proved. Through research on EU smart cities, they demonstrate the the determining role of Living Labs for co-governing the smart cities.