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.
New Paper_Introducing the “15-Minute City”: Sustainability, Resilience and Place Identity in Future Post-Pandemic Cities
With the concept of “15-Minute City” gaining ground in popular media following the impacts of COVID19 and its subsequent adoption at policy level, the present paper introduces the concept, its origins, intent and future directions. The concept, offering a novel perspective of “chrono-urbanism”, adds to the existing thematic of Smart Cities and the rhetoric of building more humane urban fabrics and safer, more resilient, sustainable and inclusive cities, as depicted in the Sustainable Development Goal 11 of the United Nations.
Banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies are digitally transforming to meet client needs better. To optimize operations and improve processes means you need to do more than upgrading systems or outsourcing processes. You need to innovate. One way to achieve this is by using robotic process automation to improve your financial services’ speed and accuracy.
New Paper_Information Management in Smart Cities: Turning end users’ views into multi-item scale development, validation, and policy-making recommendations
This article suggests ways to capture users’ views and perceptions of smart city services and applications towards more informed decision- and policy-making processes. It contributes to the debate on several issues pertaining to smart cities, urban computing, and information management.
Motivated by the dynamic field of smart-cities research, the current study represents a move to a finer understanding of end users’ perceptions and attitudes to smart-city services and applications. According to the authors, this understanding is critical not just to design smart-cities services but to ensure the functionality and sustainability of smart cities.
IntellIoT is a Pan-European Research and Innovation project supported by the European Commission. It is focused on intelligent, autonomous, and human-centered healthcare solutions. With the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, patients with cardiovascular diseases will be treated remotely. The 3-year project also aims to support the rollout of IoT technologies in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
CITYxCITY Festival will take place digitally from the 13th until the 15th of January 2021. It is the first edition of an annual event organised by Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC). The festival brings global change makers to discuss the latest insights about digital urban transformation.
Paper_The impacts of open data initiatives on smart cities: A framework for evaluation and monitoring
The purpose of this study is to address the gap that exists in literature on the impact evaluation of open data initiatives on the context of smart cities. The authors aim at evaluating open data initiatives’ impacts to understand further the conception and improvement of open data policies to tackle smart cities’ sustainable development. They propose a theoretical framework.