Tuomo Tuikka and Mari Ervasti published a foresight report on Crowd-based Services for Digital Cities. The report aims to identify trends, challenges, and recommendations in the field of Crowd-based Services for Digital Cities of the Future. This foresight will help expose future themes with high innovation
The eleventh Urban Age conference took place in central London on 6-7 December 2012. This year the conference focused on the ‘Electric City’ – a detailed investigation of how the combined forces of technological innovation and the global environmental crisis are affecting urban society.
NYC unveiled the 2012 Digital Roadmap, an update to the 2011 roadmap, a comprehensive plan outlining NYC’s digital successes and a look ahead to new initiatives to spur the development of the local tech and digital sector. With 80 percent of its objectives complete, New York City’s Digital Roadmap: Progress and Innovation demonstrates the strides the City has made to date, driven by a vibrant technology industry, a strong social media presence, infrastructure improvements and historic investments in education.
The second Smart City Expo & World Congress (SCE & WC) will be held between 13 and 15 November 2012 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. In its first year, the event brought together over 6,000 participants from 51 countries, 118 speakers and 290 international companies, becoming one of the main world cities on smart and sustainable urban development.
The new, myTaxi, intelligent application has the potential to make life easier for commuters and transform the local taxi markets. MyTaxi won a €25,000 prize and two years of mentoring in CODE_n12 competition at the Cebit trade show in Hannover. MyTaxi works by connecting people who are looking for a taxi with available drivers. Users can see where available taxis are on the map,