US Public Technology Institute (PTI) has identified its list of technology “ins and outs” – the solutions and practices that will impact the local government marketplace in 2012.
Archive for 2012
“THE ISSUE” (Traffic Health Environment Intelligent Solutions Sustaining Urban Economies) is a new EU-funded project that aims to deliver green traffic management systems in European cities and towns. The implementation of this project brings together research clusters
The Intelligent Community Forum just named its 2012 Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the year in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ICF’s Top Seven are communities that provide a model of economic
Boyd Cohen, LEED AP, climate strategist, presents a ranking of the world’s smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong. Pundits and industry insiders expect smart cities to become a sizable market, with projections of nearly $40 billion spent on smart-cities technologies by 2016.
The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research published a special issue on Smart Applications for Smart Cities: New Approaches to Innovation. It includes six papers plus the editors introduction. The JTAER is an open access journal and the papers of this special issue are open to download from theJournal’s website (Dec. 2102, Vol. 7, No. 3).
The special issue has gathered original papers on smart cities, driven by bottom up initiatives of citizens and organizations as innovators rather than by top down visions and plans that ignore the innovative potential of grassroots efforts. The connection between smart environments and bottom-up innovation practices in the framework of cities and urban agglomerations is the main focus of the special issue: how collaboration platforms, embedded systems, open data, and semantic web technologies sustain a new round of innovation driven by the creativity of citizens and the collective intelligence of their collaboration.
Guest Editors’ Introduction
Hans Schaffers, Carlo Ratti and Nicos Komninos
Smart Ideas for Smart Cities: Investigating Crowdsourcing for Generating and Selecting Ideas for ICT Innovation in a City Context
Dimitri Schuurman, Bastiaan Baccarne, Lieven De Marez and Peter Mechant
Do Smart Cities Produce Smart Entrepreneurs
Location-aware Mobile Services for a Smart City: Design, Implementation and Deployment
Luca Calderoni, Dario Maio and Paolo Palmieri
Virtual Cities in Urban Planning: The Uppsala Case Study
Cristina Videira Lopes and Christer Lindström
Municipal Benefits of Participatory Urban Sensing: A Simulation Approach and Case Validation
Till J. Winkler, Holger Ziekow and Martin Weinberg
Mobile Business and the Smart City: Developing a Business Model Framework to Include Public Design Parameters for Mobile City Services
An ICT workshop on the intelligent governance of large urban system was held recently in Dubai, by EPFL Middle East, a unit of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. This was the first in a series of planned workshops on the topic, and it provided