Just released the EU Innovation Scoreboard 2011, which has been prepared by the Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). The report is based on the performance of 25 innovation indicators which are grouped
Pike Research launched of a Smart Cities Advisory Service which provides market intelligence and strategy insights for city officials, service providers, and vendors seeking to more effective smart energy and information technology to create more livable urban environments and foster economic development.
The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research published a special issue on Smart Applications for Smart Cities: New Approaches to Innovation. It includes six papers plus the editors introduction. The JTAER is an open access journal and the papers of this special issue are open to download from theJournal’s website (Dec. 2102, Vol. 7, No. 3).
The special issue has gathered original papers on smart cities, driven by bottom up initiatives of citizens and organizations as innovators rather than by top down visions and plans that ignore the innovative potential of grassroots efforts. The connection between smart environments and bottom-up innovation practices in the framework of cities and urban agglomerations is the main focus of the special issue: how collaboration platforms, embedded systems, open data, and semantic web technologies sustain a new round of innovation driven by the creativity of citizens and the collective intelligence of their collaboration.
Guest Editors’ Introduction
Hans Schaffers, Carlo Ratti and Nicos Komninos
Smart Ideas for Smart Cities: Investigating Crowdsourcing for Generating and Selecting Ideas for ICT Innovation in a City Context
Dimitri Schuurman, Bastiaan Baccarne, Lieven De Marez and Peter Mechant
Do Smart Cities Produce Smart Entrepreneurs
Location-aware Mobile Services for a Smart City: Design, Implementation and Deployment
Luca Calderoni, Dario Maio and Paolo Palmieri
Virtual Cities in Urban Planning: The Uppsala Case Study
Cristina Videira Lopes and Christer Lindström
Municipal Benefits of Participatory Urban Sensing: A Simulation Approach and Case Validation
Till J. Winkler, Holger Ziekow and Martin Weinberg
Mobile Business and the Smart City: Developing a Business Model Framework to Include Public Design Parameters for Mobile City Services
Published in December 2011, the Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth sets out the Coalition Government’s plans to boost economic growth through investment in research and innovation across the UK. The strategy is based upon an understanding that Government can be an important driver of innovation, and on the UK’s recognised strengths,
A list of Blogs focusing on intelligent cities / smart cities. To our view intelligent cities deploy information technology to enhance collaboration, learning and collective intelligence, leading to more innovative and resource efficient cities. Smart cities represent a specific form of spatial intelligence
Intelligent Cities is a new book edited by Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, Professor at Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center and published by the National Building Museum. With contributions from experts in research, design, and technology, the book offers an interdisciplinary look at the complex relationship between city form and technology.