The so-called “smart city” of the very near future can have centralized controls to send power where it’s needed, adjust street light timing for optimal traffic flow, and provide city operators with all the information they’ll need to keep the city moving along smoothly and safely. This might happen in an ideal world.
The New Cities Foundation published videos from New Cities Summit 2012 which held in Paris on May 14-16, 2012. The Summit aimed to place the city at the heart of the global discussion.
This video showcases examples and testimonials from cities and city stakeholders all over Europe about how to create a Smart City. Prof. Nicos Komninos, the director of URENIO, was interviewed, as well.
Respectively the director and associate director of the MIT SENSEAble City Lab, Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman explain how the built environment can talk to us, using digital technology.
Google has confirmed that is developing glasses enabling augmented reality within smart cities. The glasses will give users the capability to simultaneously view the actual physical environment around them along with related computer generated inputs.
A. Townsend, Research Director at the Institute for the Future, talked in yesterday’s WOBI video about top-down and bottom-up smart city solutions.
Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, gave a presentation at TEDxPhilly conference. She believes that the value of a city reaches far beyond its borders.