Moscow, renowned for its history and famous landmarks, is becoming strikingly urban and modern, and is quickly emerging as a haven for cutting-edge technology, driven forward by significant tech investments, which are driving its transformation into a smart city.
African countries are still at the early stages of the urbanization process, but they are quickly catching up with the rest of the world. While Africa was the least urbanized region in the world in 2015, it is now the second fastest urbanizing region behind Asia, which it is expected to surpass by 2020.
Smart Cities are implementing new solutions offered by technologies, whose evolution is turning them into new fields of practice. One such new field is telematics, which incorporates telecommunications, vehicle and transport technologies, road safety, engineering, and computer science.
Smart cities are at the center of a paradigm shift in urban mobility, which changes from a single mode of transport to multimodal options, aided by technological developments and improvements in infrastructure. Smart cities are ideal for adopting this new multimodal approach to urban transport.
A new venture, called Sidewalk Toronto, will oversee the development of 800 acres of the city into a new district, a digital utopia that will test and showcase a large variety of smart city technologies.
DSCIM – 1st Doctoral Students Conference on Innovation Management, was held in October 4-6 2017 in Novi Sad, Serbia, bringing together students from different countries and from different perspectives, who do their doctoral research in this exciting field. This event connected these students with practitioners and industry, so that a synergy effect can be made to spark further collaborations.
Among their many benefits, Smart Cities can be especially helpful for dealing with major emergencies, such as natural disasters, due to the advantages offered by the interconnectedness of utilities and services via the Internet of Things.