This is a great documentary on the Intelligent Operations Center that IBM recently realized in Rio de Janeiro. Rio frequently suffers from natural disasters; namely severe storms, that cause floods and landslides.
Ericsson’s latest Networked Society film deals with one of the biggest societal trends today: urbanization. The documentary ‘Thinking Cities’ explores the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in the Networked Society.
Austlalian Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) published a series of animated films from students and staff from Austlalian Universities, as well as from Melbourne design professionals. These films are a glimpse of a potential sustainable future for the city of Melbourne.
The 2011 TEDxPhilly conference examined vast interpretations of the theme “The City” on Tuesday, November 8. Temple University Director of the Center for Design+Innovation Youngjin Yoo has an excellent “A city as a computing platform” talk.
Adam Greenfield, director of the urban systems design practice ‘Urbanscale’, was present at the Smart Cities Expo, which took place in Barcelona from 29 November to 2 December 2011. In his interview, he refers to the importance of open-data for the creation
Anthony Townsend, research director at the Institute for the Future, gives a short, but discerning interview about the ‘Smart City’ concept and market to Prof. Paddy Miller from IESE Business School, Barcelona.
Smart Santander is a large experimental facility in the city of Santander in northern Spain funded from the Future Internet Research (FIRE) of FP7-ICT. Santander is developing a network of 12,000 sensors and devices embedded into the physical space of the city.