The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has named Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year during the ICF’s annual Summit. Melbourne succeeds Montreal, Quebec, Canada as the think-tank’s annual Intelligent Community of the Year.
Sustainablesmartcities.org is a new initiative from the Environmental Industries Commission, a UK-based trade association for the environmental technologies and services sector. It aims to accelerate the market for cleaner, greener cities by connecting decision makers and the innovative, smart technologies providing the solutions to these challenges.
These best practice guides, which have been developed through the BSI’s Cities Standards Institute, are aimed at supporting cities in effectively taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the greater availability and potential of data and digital technologies. City standards are about finding consistency in how cities work around shared challenges. If the basic ways of working can be agreed, then advanced urban services that are integrated, efficient, and delivered at lower cost, can become a reality.
IDC Government Insights Asia Pacific opens public voting in its search for the top smart city initiatives in the region (excluding Japan) for the third straight year. Out of over 150 smart city project submissions coming from local governments and vendors in Asia Pacific this, only 46 projects were shortlisted by IDC as a finalist in at least one of 14 functional smart city strategic domains in its annual Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA).
This IDC Survey Spotlight shows the results from IDC’s Smart City MaturityScape Benchmark Survey in which 151 U.S. local government organizations were asked a series of questions to plot them on the IDC MaturityScape for Smart Cities.
In the past five years, leading cities across North America have made tremendous inroads to testing and deploying smart city technologies to address key challenges related to maintaining and replacing aging infrastructure, managing maintenance costs and providing improved services to residents and community members. Building upon previous research conducted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and Nutter Consulting, DNV GL partnered to capture the lessons learned and best practices for cities to engage with a diverse set of smart technology vendors.
Smart Cambridge initiative is exploring how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Established as a workstream by the Greater Cambridge City Deal, this rapidly evolving programme is harnessing emerging technologies to improve the economic strength and sustainability of the area.