The Black & Veatch Insights Group report tries to reveal emerging issues regarding the increasing global trend of smart cities. According to this report, aspects of increased sustainability, resilience and improved quality-of-life have been identified as core elements of a smart city, paving the way for the creation of smart utilities.
John D. Macomber, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, argues that private entrepreneurs and civic entrepreneurs need to match smart cities projects to specific circumstances. He proposes to break cities into four segments across two distinctions: legacy vs. new cities, and developed vs. emerging economies. The opportunities to innovate will differ greatly by segment.
From a state-of-the-art city operations centre to the creation of an innovative city data hub, Glasgow is putting people at the heart of its future. Over the last 18 months, Glasgow has been developing a series of initiatives to showcase the exciting potential offered by smart city technology.
The report describes how communities can approach the full scope of the 21st century’s challenges equitably and sustainably. It is a resource for local leaders and activists, and a contribution to the larger public conversation about resilience in human communities. It also provides a conceptual starting point for community resilience that we will build on in future products focused on practical actions and tools.
Boyd Cohen, who has been studying smart cities since 2011, identifies three distinct phases of how cities have embraced technology and development, moving from tech company driven, to city government driver, to, finally, citizen driven.
This report, published by Nesta, tells the stories of cities around the world – from Beijing to Amsterdam, and from London to Jakarta – that are addressing urban challenges by using digital technologies to engage and enable citizens.
A guidebook of the World Bank and the European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL) on new citizen centric methodologies for innovation. The Guide explores the concept of Smart Cities and different models of Smart Cities are presented, showing how citizen-centric methods have been used