Bloomberg BusinessWeek published a series of articles about how data analytics is helping urban areas improve the quality of life by cutting crime, pollution and waste.
Archive for 2011
Every year IBM predicts the future of technology via the IBM 5 in 5 initiative–our forecast of five innovations that will help transform aspects of modern life, making the planet smarter, within the next five years. We assess not just the availability of a new technology but also the likelihood of its large-scale adoption. This year’s predictions:
Smart cities might be the ideal way to control the rapid urbanisation taking place in Saudi Arabia. This is the solution offered to the Arab Kingdom by the global energy management specialists Schneider Electric, according the speech made by
An interesting report titled “Information Marketplaces: The new economics of cities” has been published by “The Climate Group”, Accenture, Arup and the University of Nottingham. In the executive summary of this report is quite clear that there is a value created by smart thinking in the cities. According to the executing summary of the report:
For the first time in its history, the TED Prize is being awarded not to an individual, but to an idea. The 2012 TED Prize is awarded to the City 2.0. The organizing team is bringing together a group of visionaries — urban planners, architects, technologists, authors, policy makers, and economists — to act as advocates for The City 2.0 and craft a wish capable of inspiring collaborative action by many.
It is the report (2011) of the Independent Panel on Federal Support to Research and Development. The Panel was asked by the government to provide advice in respect of the effectiveness of federal programs to support business and commercially oriented R&D, the appropriateness of the current mix and design of these programs, as well as possible gaps