As metropolitan areas across the globe embark on “smart city” initiatives, new research points to areas of concern — and provides recommendations to move forward. MIT Sloan Management Review blog published an article that summarizes the latest critic about Smart Cities movement.
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April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer in Collaborative Lab, lays out the basic trends that underscore the concept of Shareable City, arguing that whether cities get their approach to Shareable Cities right will be path-critical to their future success. A Shareable City enables residents to efficiently and safely share all kinds of assets – from spaces to cars, skills and utilities – to create stronger, healthier and more connected communities.
Open data may generate significant economic value, according to a new McKinsey report. The report “Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information” suggests that seven sectors alone could generate more than $3 trillion a year in additional value as a result of open data, which is already giving rise to hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses and helping established companies to segment markets, define new products and services, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of “belonging” through place. A new report from Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT examines the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.
The UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, published the Smart Cities Background Paper.The report considers the enormous challenges facing cities, the size of the opportunity afforded by the focus being given,worldwide, to addressing those challenges
Social coding community GitHub launched a portal named Github and Government dedicated to showcasing the amazing efforts of public servants and civic hackers around the globe.
ICEIRD 2014 invites submissions of papers related to all the topics of interest of the conference. Papers that address collaborations between industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on any of the conference themes are welcome.