Boyd Cohen, LEED AP, climate strategist, presents a ranking of the world’s smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong. Pundits and industry insiders expect smart cities to become a sizable market, with projections of nearly $40 billion spent on smart-cities technologies by 2016.
The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures features end 2011 estimates for International Telecommunication Union’s key telecommunication/ICT indicators. The brochure highlights the latest global ICT facts and trends and includes figures on Internet use,
In its second edition, Ericsson’s Networked Society City Index ranked 25 of the world’s largest cities according to their ability to use ICT for social, economic and environmental benefits. The top three cities in the index — Seoul, Singapore and Stockholm
The Intelligent Community Forum announced its list of the Smart21 Intelligent Communities of 2012. The honorees include 4 communities from Europe, 10 from North America, 3 from Latin America, and 4 from Asia. This year recipients are a snapshot of communities from around the world serving as platforms for innovation.
The winners of 2011 Digital Cities Survey, which spotlights the municipalities that best show how information and communication technology are used to enhance public service, announced by Center for Digital Government and Government Technology magazine.
IDC Energy Insights, a Massachusetts-based consultancy, released a study on the smartest cities in Spain. The IDC defines a “smart city” as a local entity — a district, city, region or small country — which takes a holistic approach to employ information technologies with real-time
The Intelligent Community Forum named its 2011 Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year. The ICF’s Top Seven are communities that provide a model of economic and social development in the 21st Century using information and communications technology to power growth, address social challenges and preserve and promote culture.