Cities of Data project, which seeks to address what happens next for urban studies, and what does it mean for the way we build, manage and live in cities, published three reports that explore the future of urban science and especially the role of citizens participation and open data.
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Compass published the 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking, which ranks the top 20 startup ecosystems around the world. The index is produced by ranking ecosystems along five major components: Performance, Funding, Talent, Market Reach, and Startup Experience.
Nesta, UK launched The European Digital City Index (EDCi) – an index which describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship. It was produced as part of the European Digital Forum, which exists to support digital entrepreneurship and digital startups across Europe.
The Intelligent Community Forum named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016. The list includes eight communities from Canada, five communities from Taiwan, two communities from the United States, two communities from Australia, and one community each from Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden. This group of communities will now be in contention for the designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2016.
The Guardian presents the efforts of European cities to use open data in order to improve public services and create smarter cities across the continent. As data opens up, the urban dwellers across Europe reap the benefits of them in city planning.
The first step has been the implementation of a network of beautifully-designed sensors poised to capture and make public real-time, non-personal data about the liveability of a city. A network of sensors with a personality and a public service mission which is following citizens and the citizens follow it back so they could read its tweets.
The latest ePSI Platform Topic Report takes a structured and holistic look at the concept of Open City. Written by Karolis Granickas, the report discusses definitions and suggests types of data that typical municipal units possess and should release as open data.