The new Quayside smart city being developed in Toronto by Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is probably the most talked about smart city project currently in development. Last week, a decision was made to significantly scale back the project.
The European Commission’s DG Grow is organising a workshop-format event on Tuesday October 8, between 09:15 and 10:45 in Brussels, moderated by Dana Eleftheriadou.
This book explores the opportunities for incorporating responsive technologies in spatial designs to improve the quality of public spaces. It also presents inspiring examples from a two-year practice-based study of responsive public spaces carried out by a consortium of spatial designers, interaction designers and local stakeholders, headed by the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Toronto and Barcelona are currently implementing ambitious smart city initiatives. The two cities represent very different interpretations of the smart city vision, and the evolution of these projects will provide important lessons, informing policy makers around the world.
Two new books based on URENIO Research projects and scientific collaboration are under publication.
Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence is about digital and cyber-physical platforms that enable people, institutions and machines to connect, collaborate and resolve complex problems of the 21st century. Internet and world-wide-web platforms, big data analytics, software applications, social media and civic technologies, allow for the creation of smart ecosystems in which connected intelligence emerges and disruptive, social, and eco-innovation flourish.
The focus of the book is on three grand challenges that matter for any territory, no matter where it is located: (a) smart growth, a path that more and more cities
This report identifies challenges influencing the future of cities in Europe and beyond, presenting several perspectives from which to look at resolving these issues. It is an initiative of the JRC and is supported by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). The main aim is to raise open questions and steer discussions on what the future of cities can, and should be, both within the scientific and policymaker communities.
The EZ10 electric driverless shuttle, developed by EasyMile, will become the first of its kind to operate under real conditions without an on-board attendant, having the potential to become an essential fixture of smart cities around the world.