Earlier this month the Smart City Council awarded the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Grant to Orlando, Miami, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Austin. The five winners are now getting ready to make good use of their grants and more information about their plans is available.
This report “Digital Democracy: The tools transforming political engagement” published by Nesta, aims at providing useful insights on the use of digital technologies by governments, municipal authorities or political parties in order to engage citizens in decision-making. Based on lessons from Nesta’s research, it is focused on examples of pioneering innovation in digital democracy across Europe and beyond today.
Eco-architect Jason Pomeroy, will be hosting an exciting new TV series for Channel NewsAsia, called Smart Cities 2.0. The weekly 8-part TV series will explore some of the world’s most renown smart cities, and how they combine technology,
The journal California Management Review published the Special Issue “City Innovation”. The argument behind this issue is that the growing trend of urbanization has made cities the epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship in our modern economy.
As global hubs of commerce, labor, and collaboration, our cities are more important than ever. Therefore, this issue focuses on innovative communities around the world, examining the factors that contribute to their success, and revealing the ways in which emerging “smart” technologies will shape the cities of the future.
Α SAP Innovation Consultant points out seven trends being mainstream this year, having to do with how people think, work and collaborate, which are changing our world and the way we do business.
Military bases, occupying large expanses of land and providing housing, work and leisure facilities for thousands of people, share many of the same characteristics as cities and many of the same needs as well.
This new report highlights the latest trends in government innovation. The topics identified through this review are not the only trends and examples in government innovation, but they do provide a glimpse of where government innovation stands today and where it may be going tomorrow. By identifying and sharing them and by serving as a global forum for connecting innovators around the world, the OECD and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation hope that they can be used by others to embed successes, reduce the impact of failure, and speed up the transformative process of innovation to deliver value for citizens at new heights and scales.