The Smart Cities Mission is an initiative created by the Government of India to promote economic growth and development in India. According to this initiative, local development could be reinforced by helping local authorities to implement smart city strategies, which could effectively produce useful outcomes for citizens.
Archive for 2016
Parramatta’s Smart City Masterplan is a long-term planning document that describes the vision, the framework and the key elements that the city of Parramatta will work on to achieve its strategic objectives.
Dubai – a new paradigm for smart cities is a report produced by KPMG Consulting Group aiming to thoroughly describe the ways in which smart cities could encounter challenges met of a continuously increasing urbanization trend. Increasing penetration of new technologies in the UAE constitute Dubai one of the few cities in the world which has adopted a unique approach to evolve into a smart city.
In their recent analysis, Cohen and Obediente (2014) try to design a methodology for comparing smart cities, based on a set of 28 key indicators covering 6 main areas: lifestyle, society, economy, government, mobility and environment. According to the proposed model an assessment wheel is presented by the authors based on these areas of interest regarding smart city evaluation.
The city of Medellín is an essential example of urban transformation via smart city interventions, towards an inclusive and intelligent city.
Chatty maps is an innovative project aiming to produce detailed sound maps of large cities, such as Barcelona, London, New York and Washington DC. This project constitutes a very interesting attempt to combine big data coming from pictures and their tags, collected via social media, with sounds and emotions that characterise these areas.
What Works Cities is a national initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015. This program aims at enhancing data usage and improving public services in 100 mid-sized American cities, while at the same time helps local decision-making and residents’ engagement.