The Internet of things (IoT) is a popular term used to describe a network of physical devices connected with each other to exchange the data they collect. IoT devices are becoming widespread on a consumer level, making peoples’ lives more efficient. Used on a city level, however, the IoT can help make Smart Cities green and eco-friendly.
This white paper is a modular tool for public, private, and government sectors designing processes of public participation in smart city planning. Rather than governments and corporations embracing smart technologies in search of problems, a civic smart city works with citizens to define problems, and reflect on potential solutions, before implementing new technologies. It is a collaborative work between the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, the City as Platform Lab at the University of Waterloo, and the Center for Smart Cities and Regions at Arizona State University.
Southeast Asia is home to many promising Smart City initiatives, and, since last March, 26 cities in the region have formed a collaborative platform to work together towards smart and sustainable urban development, improving the lives of their citizens through technology.
Blockchain, quantum computing, augmented analytics and artificial intelligence will drive disruption and new business models, according to Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019.
OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance shows how regions and cities are progressing toward stronger economies, better lives for people, and more inclusive societies. The report provides a comparative picture of trends in economic growth, productivity and entrepreneurship across regions and metropolitan areas. It also assesses how people’s well-being is changing across regions, both within and across countries, including progress on closing gender gaps.
Τhis report provides an overview of the state of open data policies across OECD member and partner countries, based on data collected through the OECD Open Government Data survey (2013, 2014, 2016/17), country reviews and comparative analysis. The report analyses open data policies using an analytical framework that is in line with the OECD OUR data Index and the International Open Data Charter. It assesses governments’ efforts to enhance the availability, accessibility and re-use of open government data.
The article “The future of waste management in smart and sustainable cities: A review and concept paper” was recently published in the journal of Waste Management. It builds on an integrative review of the literature, including IoT-enabled waste management practices. This study offers insights into the potential of smart cities and connected communities in facilitating waste management efforts.