This report “Smart Cities as an Open Application Platform: Building Software for Tomorrow’s World” is Mobica’ s white paper regarding the future of Smart Cities. It offers useful insights on how Smart cities can benefit citizens through city services and opportunities created for business and IoT developers. It concludes providing some considerations that should be taken into account when developing a smart city platform.
This report is a collaborative work between ARUP, Toronto Region Board of Trade and Smart Cities Working Group, and provides concrete actions and recommendations in order to accelerate the efforts to make Toronto a world leader in smart solutions. Based on the idea that smarter and more resilient cities are the result of a unified strategy, the report suggests that local government together with other stakeholders should develop a smarter Toronto vision and strategy with specific actions and measurable outcomes.
This 2017 Global Cities report takes a look at the world’s leading cities as well as those that are likely to become more important on the global stage. It includes the Global Cities Index, which examines cities’ performance, and the Global Cities Outlook, which evaluates their potential. Together, the Index and Outlook present a unique lens on the world’s largest and most influential cities and those primed to make a strong impact.
Greg Satell in his upcoming book, Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age, introduces an Innovation Matrix to help leaders identify the right type of strategy to solve a problem, by asking two questions: How well can we define the problem? and How well can we define the skill domain(s) needed to solve it?
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