CitiWiki is an experiment in collaborative creativity conceived and created in Pittsburgh, USA. The goal is to harness the intellectual firepower of the Pittsburgh region’s thoughtful citizenry to make the city and the surrounding region as vibrant, diverse and exciting as possible.
Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) is Singapore’s 10 year strategy and master plan to realise the potential of innovation and information society over the next decade. Led by IDA and sector-focused committees, the strategy covers seven key economic sectors of the region and three horizontal areas: (1) Digital media and entertainment;
University of Catalonya (UOC) Papers is an interdisciplinary electronic journal produced by the UOC which looks to publish original university papers that focus on the conflux of the subject areas dealt with by universities in the knowledge society. The journal also looks to act as a platform for the publicising of new publications relating to this same area.
UOC-Papers Edition 5 focuses on the subject of the city. The starting point is the inaugural lecture for the 2007-2008 academic year, which, under the title of “Intelligent Cities”, is given by Professor Williams J. Mitchell from the MIT.
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea as the Intelligent Community of the Year for 2008. In addition, ICF announced the winners of the inaugural Founders Awards and honored the Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year 2008, Scot Rourke, during the Intelligent Community Awards ceremony.
A city being built in Abu Dhabi will serve as a large-scale test for renewable energy. The new zero-emissions city will house 50,000 people and 1,500 businesses but use extremely little energy, and what it does use will come from renewable sources. The initial building is a new research institute that the founders hope will be the seed for the equivalent of a Silicon Valley of the Middle East, only one centered not on information technology but on renewable energy.
Intelligent Community Forum (IFC) named Waterloo, Ontario, Canada as recipient of its 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year award. The city of 115,000 people is the smallest, geographically speaking, of seven cities that make up Canada’s Technology Triangle. But with only 10% of the labor force in the Triangle, it accounts for 45% of job growth and is home to 40% of the high-tech firms in the region.