The multinational giant IBM, one of the leading companies in the field of smart cities, along with the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) have announced the opening of a Smarter Cities Development and Education Center in Moscow,
With massive top-down smart city planning by technology vendors and lightweight, bottom up smart city initiatives that engage citizens, naturally rises the question of who should be in charge of smart city technology.
Smart cities and big data may be the hot topics of today, but the implications of how the city is being wired, how it is generating new data, how this data might force new theories and models relevant to our understanding, how we might use our strategic models and intelligence to plan the city, building on this new understanding – these are all crucial questions to be explored.
The Middle East Smart Cities Summit 2012 will take place in Doha, Qatar from 28-30 May. It will gather leading Smart City advocates and project stakeholders to share insights on how to develop Smart Cities
Despite various initiatives on smart growth and sustainability, most cities around the world today have one major drawback in common: they are unplanned or at least semi-planned!
Manchester City Council has revealed a 10 point plan to ensure it is one of the world’s foremost digital cities by 2020 – promoting economic growth and ensuring residents have the skills to benefit. The plan will drive the Council’s digital priorities and move the city forward rapidly as an example of best practice.
As one of the central cities of China and core cities of the Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou has long been the top choice for multinationals for investment deployment in China since China’s reform and opening-up. The Development Plan of the Pearl River Delta (2008-2020)