This blueprint, prepared for Scottish Cities Alliance, supports the development strategy of Scottish government, considering what the cities can achieve by working together to advance both individual and joint smart cities initiatives. It establishes key collaborative actions and programmes to deliver smart cities activity, and identifies funding mechanisms, delivery structures and monitoring activities to support delivery.
The report Resilient Cities: Policy Highlights, published by OECD is a brief summary of preliminary findings of the OECD project on Resilient Cities, published in June 2016. This report investigates how cities can increase their resilience in order to have the ability to absorb, recover and prepare for future shocks.
Local governments are abuzz with the opportunities that Big Data, Open Government, and Smart Cities offer to drive economic growth, improve transparency and accountability, build public engagement, and deliver higher quality city services at lower costs. In a new paper, Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation, Mark Kleinman disentangles these overlapping ideas and charts how governments in Toronto, Canada and London, England have responded to them.
Where is the smartest city in the world? What does it look like today? How will it look in the future? These are the questions we set out to answer in Engineering and Technology Magazine’s Smart City Issue.
The following case study by M. Fitzgerald, published on MIT Sloan Management Review, on May 2016, presents an inside analysis into Amsterdam’s Smart City Initiative. This case study is part of a series of MIT SMR-produced stories exploring the analytically-driven organization. The story is based, in part, on interviews with public- and private-sector executives. Both the featured company and the case study sponsor reviewed this case study prior to publication.
European Commission just released the 2016 European Digital Progress Report, in which an unequal progress towards the Digital Single Market is observed. More specifically, Member States seem to be at very different stages of development regarding the digital economy.
During the 18th annual session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), Smart Cities and Infrastructure, was selected as one of the priority themes for the 2015-16 period. The objective of this paper, prepared by the UNCTAD secretariat, is to illustrate the key role of STI, including ICT, in the development of a smart city and its infrastructure.