Pike Research launched of a Smart Cities Advisory Service which provides market intelligence and strategy insights for city officials, service providers, and vendors seeking to more effective smart energy and information technology to create more livable urban environments and foster economic development.
“THE ISSUE” (Traffic Health Environment Intelligent Solutions Sustaining Urban Economies) is a new EU-funded project that aims to deliver green traffic management systems in European cities and towns. The implementation of this project brings together research clusters
The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research published a special issue on Smart Applications for Smart Cities: New Approaches to Innovation. It includes six papers plus the editors introduction. The JTAER is an open access journal and the papers of this special issue are open to download from theJournal’s website (Dec. 2102, Vol. 7, No. 3).
The special issue has gathered original papers on smart cities, driven by bottom up initiatives of citizens and organizations as innovators rather than by top down visions and plans that ignore the innovative potential of grassroots efforts. The connection between smart environments and bottom-up innovation practices in the framework of cities and urban agglomerations is the main focus of the special issue: how collaboration platforms, embedded systems, open data, and semantic web technologies sustain a new round of innovation driven by the creativity of citizens and the collective intelligence of their collaboration.
Guest Editors’ Introduction
Hans Schaffers, Carlo Ratti and Nicos Komninos
Smart Ideas for Smart Cities: Investigating Crowdsourcing for Generating and Selecting Ideas for ICT Innovation in a City Context
Dimitri Schuurman, Bastiaan Baccarne, Lieven De Marez and Peter Mechant
Do Smart Cities Produce Smart Entrepreneurs
Location-aware Mobile Services for a Smart City: Design, Implementation and Deployment
Luca Calderoni, Dario Maio and Paolo Palmieri
Virtual Cities in Urban Planning: The Uppsala Case Study
Cristina Videira Lopes and Christer Lindström
Municipal Benefits of Participatory Urban Sensing: A Simulation Approach and Case Validation
Till J. Winkler, Holger Ziekow and Martin Weinberg
Mobile Business and the Smart City: Developing a Business Model Framework to Include Public Design Parameters for Mobile City Services
IBM’s Smarter Buildings division has posted five predictions on how smarter buildings will impact daily life and efficiency of our cities in 2012.
2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup” according to Mark Headd. In GovFresh.com he proposes five ways that governments can take to help encourage and foster the growth of civic startups.
With the launch of its new comparative widget, SeeClickFix announced a new way to rank the responsiveness and activity of local municipalities across the globe. SeeClickFix hopes to encourage greater civic engagement, promote accountability from both governments and residents, and expand the channels available for disseminating public information.
Postscapes.com announced the winners of the 2011 Internet of Things Awards. Over 100 projects and 16,000 votes were submitted to this year’s awards in the following 9 categories: Consumer Product, DIY Project, Networked Art, Design Fiction, Self Tracking Product, Open Source Project, Technical Development, Enterprise Implementation and Environmental Implementation