Inclusive Smart Cities Summit 2017


Urbanization is putting pressure on municipalities around the world to innovate and become smarter. Washington DC is leading the charge as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions. The Inclusive Smart Cities Summit will bring together top leaders from across the globe to discuss the future of smart cities and the need for inclusivity in innovation. Join us to…

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AT&T Studies & White Papers Archives – People Centric Urban Design


Smart Cities Need Telecommunications Service Providers: Smarter solutions provide opportunities to manage resources, create better quality of life. For the purposes of this paper, Frost & Sullivan analyzed numerous global smart city initiatives and uncovered the key attributes that were indicative of what constitutes a “Smart City.” We identified eight core parameters that provide a comprehensive view of… Source: AT&T…

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AT&T Studies & White Papers Archives-Diversity & Inclusion


Diversity & Inclusion Reports When you read through this Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report, it is clear why AT&T is consistently listed as a top company for diversity. Our incredible accomplishments show just how much our employees live and breathe our commitment to a … licy Forum

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Smart Cities Week 2017

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Smart Cities Week returns to Washington, D.C. Oct. 3-5 with focus on smart infrastructure WASHINGTON, D.C. – Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation’s capital for the third straight year Oct. 3-5. North America’s premiere smart cities conference and exhibition will bring together visionary leaders and thinkers from all levels of government to…

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Survey to discover key attitudes and perceptions around smart cities and their implementation


SmartCitiesWorld, in conjunction with Philips Lighting, is launching a worldwide survey that seeks to understand and identify key attitudes and perceptions around smart cities and their implementation. We will be taking the results to help produce a new white paper so we’d love to know your experiences & views. Source: Survey to discover key attitudes and perceptions around smart cities…

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Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How?

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Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How? Everyone is talking about smart cities. And yet, new public- and private-sector questions are emerging as more organizations engage with this global technology megatrend. So how can you take these opportunities to the next level? Who are the leaders within this hot Internet of Things (IoT) category? Which academic studies and…

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“Digital divide is now a digital chasm” – Smart Cities World

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The Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2017 of nations warns of an ICT version of the ‘Matthew Effect’ whereby the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Digitally-developed economies around the globe are continuing to progress due to larger investments and adoptions in information communication technology (ICT). Meanwhile, digitally-developing economies have also started to accelerate their growth by investing strategically in…

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10 Smart Cities Twitter Accounts to Follow Now! | Smart Cities Dive


Stay connected on social media by adding these informative accounts to your news feed. Source: 10 smart cities-related Twitter accounts to follow right now | Smart Cities Dive If you’re in the business of building smart, sustainable cities, you’re probably thinking about tech, internet access and social media. Yet with so many topics to pay attention to, it may be…

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Early experiments show a smart city plan should start with people first


Australia’s Smart Cities Plan largely conveys a limited role for people: they live, work and consume. This neglects the rich body of work calling for better human engagement in smart cities. Cities are first and foremost for people. If our cities are to continue to meet their residents’ needs, it is essential for people to engage and participate in planning…

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While governments talk about smart cities, it’s citizens who create them


  The Australian government recently released an ambitious Smart Cities Plan, which suggests that cities should be first and foremost for people: If our cities are to continue to meet their residents’ needs, it is essential for people to engage and participate in planning and policy decisions that have an impact on their lives.   Source: While governments talk about smart…

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Smart Cities Council | Digital skills are creating new opportunities for people with disabilities

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Inclusion Summit Yoo, who is Senior VP for Corporate Affairs at Cisco, says over the years Cisco’s Networking Academy has benefited over 3,000 students with disabilities and the company has made a commitment to more than triple that number in the next five years. “We believe that helping people with disabilities develop technical skills is a win-win,” writes Woo. “It…

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Smart Cities Council | Making smart cities more accessible for people with disabilities and the aging

Concern that the proliferation of smart cites will widen the gap between persons with disabilities, aging communities and the rest of the population is the impetus behind the global Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. Learn more about the effort to infuse accessibility into smart cities programs. Source: Smart Cities Council | Making smart cities more accessible for people with disabilities…

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AT&T report promotes a people-first approach to smart city technologies | Smart Cities Council

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Last month at Smart Cities NYC 2017, nonprofits G3ict and World Enabled launched their Smart Cities for All toolkit to help city leaders, urban planners and technology companies design accessible and inclusive smart cities for all citizens. It contains four tools to help smart cities include a focus on ICT accessibility and the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and…

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Smart Cities Council India | Can’t find parking space? Smart parking system helps you find one


Can’t find parking space? Smart parking system helps you find one. Finding a parking place in a crowded city like Bengaluru is a horrendous task for city travelers. For this, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has come out with a solution that will not only solve the parking issues, but also help citizens to book parking spot well in…

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Amsterdam Sharing City Platform | A Smart City Engagement Strategy


  THERE ARE NUMEROUS OPPORTUNITIES THAT GROW OUT OF THE COLLABORATIVE/SHARING ECONOMY AND THE SHARING CITY INITIATIVE, SUCH AS: an increased sustainable- and efficient use of scarce resources; an enhanced affordability and accessibility of products and services for consumer; nurturing innovation of products & services; attracting creative industries and fostering a knowledge economy; increasing social cohesion and safety; improving efficiency…

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How to Build Global Cities That Are Engines of Inclusion


Build Global Cities That Are Engines of Inclusion – 100 Resilient Cities Cities are increasingly punching above their weight as engines of global economic growth, and the leaders are doing it while emphasizing inclusiveness. Urban development has historically focused on the structure of the local economy, business development, job creation and, increasingly, education and workforce preparedness. But cities have rarely…

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