Smart Cities Council | Five smart cities leaders share their top tips for success


What does it take to make a smart cities initiative successful? At Smart Cities Week, five tech leaders from cities around the world shared their best advice for ensuring your next initiative is a smashing success. Source: Smart Cities Council | Five smart cities leaders share their top tips for success

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Smart Cities Council | Yes, we DO need to provide mobility for everyone


When we say inclusive mobility, it sounds fairly straightforward: access to affordable transportation for everyone. Providing equitable mobility for everyone might not be easy, but it’s essential if we’re all to have the opportunities to improve our quality of life. Read our story from Smart Cities Week to learn more. Source: Smart Cities Council | Yes, we DO need to…

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Top five #smartcities in the world – Intelligent Transport


To celebrate the launch of Intelligent Transport, we pick our top five smartest cities in the world… Source: Top five smart cities in the world – Intelligent Transport

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The Human Side of Smart Cities: Looking Beyond The Bright Shiny Objects – Smart Cities Connect


The same innovations transforming business are also transforming cities.  Rapid advances in technology, including the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced mobile broadband capacity, can deliver a highly connected, seamlessly automated, data-rich reality. In a smart city, millions of devices, cameras and sensors collect and deliver data that is shared and analyzed to support better…

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Digital Leadership and Texas’ Major Metros @TX4EconProgress @ChelseaMcC

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We are living in an era of digital transformation and city governments around the world are working quickly to keep up, including right here in Texas. Over the past couple of months, I’ve met with leaders in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin to learn about what is happening on the local level in the Lone Star State.While each city…

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Goodwill® and Launch Digital Career Accelerator(SM)


ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with disabilities and…

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Sensors | Free Full-Text | A Comprehensive System for Monitoring Urban Accessibility in Smart Cities | HTML

A Comprehensive System for Monitoring Urban Accessibility in Smart Cities

Abstract: The present work discusses the possibilities offered by the evolution of Information and Communication Technologies with the aim of designing a system to dynamically obtain knowledge of accessibility issues in urban environments. This system is facilitated by technology to analyse the urban user experience and movement accessibility, which enabling accurate identification of urban barriers and monitoring its effectiveness over…

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Darren Bates – Austin Startup Week

See what Darren Bates will be attending and learn more about the event taking place Oct 9 – 13, 2017 in Austin, TX. Source: Darren Bates – Austin Startup Week

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Ability Tools | Assistive Technology for Californians with Disabilities in Living Independently


AAbility Tools, formerly the AT Network, is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. We provide a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages.Our services include: AT Exchange marketplace Device Lending Libraries Financial loan program for AT Information & Referral Reuse program in affiliation with organizational partnersIn addition, we provide in-person and webinar trainings, technical assistance to organizations on…

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Digital Equity Fund offers nonprofits a chance to close the digital divide in Boston


To develop digital skills and improve accessibility, the City of Boston established a Digital Equity Fund on Friday to assist community organizations that help residents engage online.Mayor Marty Walsh said that before the end of the year, Boston will award $35,000 to local nonprofits that help close the digital equity gap in the city. The funding may be allotted to…

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#SmartCity Street Lights Lay the Groundwork for Future IoT Deployments

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Connected lighting enhances public safety and saves millions in energy costs, but for many cities these advantages are just the beginning. Source: Smart Street Lights Lay the Groundwork for Future IoT Deployments | StateTech Magazine

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Entrepreneur Urges Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Benefit of All | #Smartcities


Delegates Debate Eradication of Poverty, Development Issues in Afternoon Meeting New technology would be central to achieving development goals, with artificial intelligence (AI) leveraged to process data on health, commerce, communications and transportation, entrepreneur Stephen Ibaraki told a joint session of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) and the Economic and Social Council today. In that regard, stakeholders needed to…

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Smart Cities Week 2017: How to Bridge the Digital Divide…


Think about where the Wi-Fi hotspots are in your town: the public library, the school, coffee shops downtown. But as connectivity becomes faster, smarter and more attainable in many areas, in other, less affluent parts of the city and country, it’s still out of reach in many ways.“Digitization is also producing digital divides,” said Bas Boorsma, digitization lead for North…

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Third International Conference on Universal Accessibility in the Internet of Things and Smart Environments SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2018 Source: SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2018

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#SmartCities and Rights of Persons with Disabilities


According to UN estimates, there are 1 billion people with disabilities in the world. The factors that contribute to increasing this number include war and destruction by natural as well as human causes; poverty and unhealthy living conditions; and the absence of knowledge about disability, its causes, prevention, and treatment. The Internet provides new possibilities for social inclusion and for…

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Cities that are leading in connected transportation — and what others can learn from them | Smart Cities Dive

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Editor’s Note: This piece was written by Barry Einsig, global automotive and transportation executive at Cisco. The opinions represented in this piece are independent of Smart Cities Dive’s views. Cities of all sizes are racing to create smarter, more connected transportation systems. Through greater digitization and connectivity, cities can enjoy faster, more efficient traffic management, timelier infrastructure repairs, improved traffic flow…

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2nd Annual Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology Expo | Dubai


About Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, launched the “My Community – A City for Everyone” initiative in November 2013, which aims to fully transform Dubai into a disabled-friendly city by 2020. To achieve this objective, the Dubai Code is being established…

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Disability-Smart: the blog of Business Disability Forum


Hi, I am Paul Bepey, a registered blind person working in the field of Assistive Technology and Accessibility. As its World Sight Day today (12 October) I wanted to look at what assistive technology means now that more and more mainstream products have accessibility built in.So, these are my own views on what assistive tech means today.Assistive Technology is a…

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Smart City Digital Inclusion Events 2017


Digital Inclusion Events 2017 Source: Digital Inclusion Events

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Transform citizen services at Smart City Expo World Congress

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When it comes to meeting citizens’ needs, things have never been harder for cities. But they’ve also never been easier to address with technology.The pressures are unprecedented. With mass urbanization, cities face an ever-increasing demand for services. And people not only want 24/7 access to convenient citizen services, they want to be part of the services that govern them—they expect…

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