This paper investigates a different direction in smart city design and efficiency, based on lessons learned from high impact smart city projects and ecosystems. The authors focus on ‘Connected Intelligence Spaces’ created in smart city ecosystems, which (a) have physical, social, and digital dimensions; (b) work as systems of innovation enabling synergies between human, machine, and collective intelligence; and (c) improve efficiency and performance by innovating rather than optimizing city routines.
We are not yet in a post-covid world. We will get there. But it will take some time. Things are moving in the right direction. Deaths and hospitalizations are starting to decline. But new variants are more contagious than the original. One vaccine company had to stop trials in South Africa because it was not effective against that strain of the virus. The vaccines we do have are slowly finding their way into arms. However, in the U.S., that process is chaotic.
The fact that security systems (such as video surveillance, access control, and intrusion protection) are increasingly using digital communications over an Internet Protocol (IP) network has led to questions about how this technology works. The purpose of this post is to answer the most common questions.
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.