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Habitat JAM, an unprecedented global event where tens of thousands of world citizens unite online to debate urban sustainability issues, will be held for 72 hours from 1-3 December, 2005.
In the 21st century, knowledge has become the most essential resource for urban competitiveness. City-Regions as Intelligent Territories is an international research project funded by the EU R&D Framework Programme. The project contributes in the understanding of territorial learning processes, knowledge dissemination and transfer, and social networks in a number of different urban environments.
The second national conference on Intelligent Cities, organized by the City of Whittlesea, discussed cases from Australia and overseas. The conference adopted the ‘Smart Community’ point of view, considering broadband infrastructure as an essential public utility.
The book edited by Alan Steventon and Steve Wright (Springer 2006) sets out a vision of intelligent spaces and describes the progress that has been made towards realisation?. Intelligent Spaces (or iSpaces) refer to physical environments in which information and communication technologies and sensor systems disappear as they become embedded into physical objects
The book is a reader edited by P. Droege (University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture). As noted in the editorial review, “it is an attempt at registering disciplinary changes in context, at tracing subtexts for which most mainstream disciplines have no established language. The project is to give voice to an emerging meta-discipline that has its logic across the specializations.
Songdo Intelligent City will be developed as a centre for Asia-Pacific multinational headquarters, global business, and a high value-added knowledge-based industrial complex.
Songdo Intelligent City will be developed over an eight-year period. In the first phase, an international convention centre and 60-story world trade centre,