Neal Peirce wrote this week (Citiscope) about the new standard to measure the performance of cities. The new standard, known as ISO 37120, was produced by the International Organisation for Standardisation
In this video, Motley Fool analyst Eric Bleeker talks with Cisco’s Chris White about the Internet of Things, smart cities, and mainly Barcelona. Referring to lessons learnt from Barcelona, White points out
A new publication of the Directorate General of Regional and Urban Policy underlines the main elements of smart specialisation as strategy guiding the Europe’s growth agenda. “Smart specialisation is a strategic approach to economic development through targeted support to research and innovation. Each region, whether it be strong or weak, high-tech or low-tech, goes through
The Smart Specialisation approach is a significant policy innovation, operationalising Europe 2020 objectives and incorporating social and non-technical innovation, so the potential contribution of experiences in Territorial Cooperation programmes gains a new relevance.
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
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.
This conference at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, 7 and 8 November 2013, will discuss social innovations and conflicts in urban development and planning in the light of multiple challenges and conflicts that cities are facing today.