Boyd Cohen continue his four-part regional series with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. Asia Pacific is a region with unique challenges and opportunities in the smart cities arena. All smart cities on this list are on the journey towards being smarter, but none of them have arrived.
Archive for 2013
Boyd Cohen published for 3rd year a ranking of the smartest cities in North America. The ranking is based on the smart cities wheel framework, a visual guide that he uses to help frame the discussion of smart cities.
A new publication from FutureEverything aims to shift the debate on the future of cities towards the central place of citizens, and of decentralised, open urban infrastructures. It provides a global perspective on how cities can create the policies, structures and tools to engender a more innovative and participatory society.
Several experts and policy makers from Spain and the EU express their views on Smart Cities and FI-WARE at the FI-WARE Smart City event which was held in Santander, Spain, on 16-18 October. Experts answer to questions such as ‘what are smart cities and why they are important’
The Handbook ‘How to set up cross-border Living Labs’ introduces the Living Lab approach according to a transnational perspective, namely through the building up and operation of cross-border Living Labs. The document was developed within the framework of Alcotra Innovation strategic project, funded by
Smart Governance for Smart Cities is a comprehensive and secure online citizen engagement platform connecting citizens with one another and with city officials through binding and non-binding consultation processes.
The Smart Cities Readiness Guide is the first comprehensive, vendor-neutral smart city handbook for city leaders and planners. The Guide, released by the Smart Cities Council, enables city leaders to assess their current state of technology and its readiness to become a smart city.