Smart Cities Week 2017: How 4 IT Leaders Made Effective Smart City Infrastructure Possible | StateTech Magazine


Engaging community and key stakeholders to ensure useful technology investment and solid ROI are key to making smart city projects a success. Source: Smart Cities Week 2017: How 4 IT Leaders Made Effective Smart City Infrastructure Possible | StateTech Magazine

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Webinar: Citizen engagement in Smart Sustainable Districts projects – Daily Planet


A webinar will be hosted by the Smart Sustainable Districts (SSD) network on 17 October from 14:00-15:30 CEST detailing its successful citizen engagement solutions and strategies. Source: Webinar: Citizen engagement in Smart Sustainable Districts projects – Daily Planet

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Australia launches new International Cyber Engagement Strategy | 2017-10-05 | OpenGovAsia


Yesterday, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia officially announced the launch of the country’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy, which outlines Australia’s cyber affairs agenda for the next 3 years.The Strategy is underscored by private sector partnerships and presents a practical plan of action to position Australia to take full advantage of the opportunities of the…

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The Urban Pathways project will make a direct contribution to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement and will help delivering on the Sustainable Development Goal 11, by making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This will include access to sustainable transport (11.2), improving air quality and waste management Source: URBAN PATHWAYS project

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Future Cities – a Cross Industry Mammoth | #SmartCity Roadmaps


We have always talked that the governments’ mission ever is to Protect – keeping people safe and protected from disasters, economic shocks, crime and terrorism –, Provide – more and better services for their constituents, communities and businesses, improving how people work, live and enjoy – and Prosper – economy is becoming an even more critical element, the political mandate…

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There are Smart and Accessible Cities in Japan | LinkedIn


Recently, I visited Japan from December 31, 2016 to January 14, 2017 and I want to share my experience with you. Aside from the warm welcome I received from my parents in law, I had a special experience as a person with disability who walks with the support of both a wheelchair or a pair of forearm crutches. In this…

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Stop trying to hire a growth hacker

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Should You Hire A Growth Hacker? I’ve talked to hundreds of founders, many of whom have been continually working in vain to fill a “growth hacker” or “user acquisition manager” role. It puts a zombie-running fear in my heart that young companies are waiting to adopt a data-driven approach until they find some unicorn marketer […] Source: Stop trying to…

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Building a People-Centric Smart City Ecosystem For All


A truly digital city needs citizens, governments, businesses and industries to work together. Nearly every major city holds a 2020 digital city strategy. While the topic of digital cities has been gaining popularity, we are still seeing a major disconnect between strategy and execution. Without a clear market definition, the digital city and smart city terms are often interchanged. We…

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How can a city welcome driverless cars? | Prospect Magazine | #SmartCity


The reality of driverlerss cars on UK roads is closer than you might think. The technology required for cars to drive themselves in simple scenarios has already been used. Self-parking, lane-centering, adaptive cruise control and automatic braking are already common features of mid-priced vehicles. But most of the barriers to adoption are down to people’s perceptions of how autonomous digital…

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Non-Accessible Sidewalks are From Hell

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Getting along a footpath isn’t always easy especially when some people act either illegally, or without thought for others. Make Way Day in Ireland is creating awareness of the common footpath obstructions that people with disability and pram pushers face every day. On Make Way Day volunteers put “Make Way Day” stickers on the obstacles in their path of travel.…

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68 Companies Score High When It Comes to Disability Inclusion | Easterseals Blog


Source: These 68 Companies Score High When It Comes to Disability Inclusion | Easterseals Blog

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Dubai Set to Be Disability Friendly by 2020


Dubai is making a lot of changes by 2020. The city will host the World Expo that year, and to gear up for the international event, Dubai has been working on a state-of-the-art expo site called District 2020. Once the expo is over, it will be used as residential and commercial space.It’s not only District 2020 that’s gearing up for…

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Web Accessibility – Criterion 508 Solutions, Inc.


Criterion’s approach to ADA , Section 508, and WCAG testing is unparalleled in the industry because we test from a “real world” perspective by including expert auditors with disabilities. Criterion believes if you want to know whether a website is accessible, ask people with disabilities. Criterion also emphasizes knowledge transfer throughout every web accessibility project by providing our clients with…

Read More I Wheelchair Accessible Travel Blog


Hello, I’m John Morris. I’m a 28-year-old car accident/burn survivor, triple amputee and wheelchair user. I created this wheelchair travel blog to share my experiences traveling the world and overcoming the barriers to accessibility.After my car accident, I was told that my disability would make travel impossible. That was three years ago, and I have since visited 27 countries &…

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The Smart, Safe Way to Build a Smart City – CityLab


You don’t have to dig deep to find out what can go wrong with open data initiatives. Just look back to 2014, when the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission released hundreds of millions of records on taxi trips in the city, with data anonymized to protect identifiable details—at least in theory. In reality, the data was recorded in…

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Accessibility Archives – Intelligent Transport


Covering all the new technologies and developments within this vitally important sector, Intelligent Transport magazine regularly includes features on ticketing, real-time passenger information, intelligent transport systems, bus and coach, metro, security, trams and trolleybuses, light railways, communications, financing and legislation. Here at Intelligent Transport we pride ourselves on our editorial integrity. This means we attract the leading industry experts to…

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New Apple devices will contain additional accessibility features

New Apple devices will contain additional accessibility featuresOctober 3, 2017 · by ITU Digital Inclusion Division · in Accessibility, Persons with disabilities In a previous blog post we described new accessibility features announced for the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update ( Now, as apple launches its new smartphone models -iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – it remains…

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Digital Inclusion Center and accessibility conference to boost digital inclusion in Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic is adopting different strategies to promote equal access to digital literacy and infrastructure in the country as part of the Digital Republic national program. During the first week of September, a Digital Inclusion Center was created followed by an accessibility conference to raise awareness about the needs of persons with disabilities. The Digital Inclusion Center was created by…

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A Comprehensive System for Monitoring Urban Accessibility in Smart Cities


Despite the growth of this field, there are still many issues to resolve. One of these issues is focused on achieving Accessible Cities. Accessibility is an element of life quality that is of universal interest, a right of all citizens, a determining factor of the liveability of cities, and an essential element in modern society. It provides security, comfort and…

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