Working from home sounds like it would be perfect. It’s a comfortable space, and you enjoy working while your dog naps beside you. Then you take a call from a client who says, “I can’t hear you; are you on a speakerphone? There is a lot of background noise and an echo.” The background noise is an embarrassing situation. Your phone call’s poor quality is due to the reverberation of sound, also known as an echo. And it’s a growing problem for many people who find themselves now working from their home offices.
Last month, NASA once again made spacefaring history by successfully landing the Perseverance rover on the Martian surface. The size of a small car, Perseverance is the result of decades of innovative technologies and scientific breakthroughs. It’s an incredible feat that should give everyone on Earth a sense of shared pride in our ability to overcome challenges in pursuit of human exploration.
Smart cities as large technological systems: Overcoming organizational challenges in smart cities through collective action
This study is researching the non-technological dimensions of smart cities. By reviewing the activities in 8 smart cities from a perspective of large technological systems, the authors argue that many of the challenges and solutions are organizational in nature.
The 16th Archi-DOCT Journal has been published under the theme “Urbanities”. According to the editors, this issues includes a constellation of projects that symbiotically operate to define the future urban environment and respond to multiple crises associated with intertwined issues such as climate change, flooding, land consumption, inequality, gender issues, production processes, and geopolitics.
This paper proposes the use of game engines towards the creation of interactive urban environments and engagement with data. The authors designed and implemented an interactive visualization tool that delivers comprehensive urban data summaries and analytics through a user-friendly interface.
The book “Green Computing in Smart Cities: Simulation and Techniques” is a collection of research on green computing and the smart city. The editors aim at providing an up-to-date collection of thoughts and research on the issue and bring to the front and expand the discussion within the research community.
This paper summarizes a series of research studies relating to the systematic development of urban ICT and smart cities. It presents the activities and developments necessary to achieve a resilient, standardized smart city, based on Open Urban Platforms (OUP) and the way these serve as a blueprint for each city/community towards the establishment of a sustainable and resilient ICT backbone.