A group of presentations from Slideshare offering an overview of potential smart city applications that can developed over the semantic web: Web Evolution; Semantic Web Landscape; Web 3.0: The semantic web; From the Semantic Web to the Web of Data; Semantic Web and Content Strategy.
Samantha Cliffe published three examples where QR codes are used in buildings in a number of creative ways and not just in the form of billboards. The examples include the N Building in Tokyo, QR codes for building permits across New York City, and a hotel designed to look like a giant QR code in Dubai.
The presentations from the COST Strategic Workshop on Smart Cities held on 26 and 27 September 2011 are available and include project presentations on smart mobility, urban security and the future of the cities from a Smart Cities perspective.
Postscapes published an excellent infographic summarising the most important aspects of the smart city vision. It presents what is driving the need to establish these networked environments, how smart city concepts and projects are different in the developing world, and what technologies and systems are needed to make them a reality.
AT&T in cooperation with Cooper Power Systems offer to utility companies a smart grid solution that operates on wireless data network. Smart grids combine “smart meters”, wireless technology, sensors and software