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Smart Cities and Social Governance: Guide for Participatory Indicator Development \

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The Smart Cities and Social Governance: Guide to Participatory Indicator Development is the product of a year-long project in the Bihai and Huizhan Neighbourhoods in Guiyang. The project engaged local residents in setting community priorities, and created a multistakeholder process to enlist input from experts and government officials in establishing a set of indicators that can track those priorities using available data.

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Smart Cities Library™ is Now Online! The Smart Cities Library™ is a premier online resource that helps private, and public organizations build and refine accessible and inclusive smart cities that ensure no citizen is left behind or excluded. The Smart Cities Library™ includes breaking news, maturity models, best practices, roadmaps, e-books, and other Smart City solutions highly curated and cataloged…

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  PROJECTS & EVENTS         FULL-SCALE EXPERIMENT IN THE SOUTH OF PARIS DEDALE and the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris associated in 2007 in order to transform this site and its exceptional architectural heritage into a laboratory of urban, social and digital innovation. At the border the city of Paris and its suburbs, this experiment experiment is part of a strategy to enhance the South of…

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Smart City EU | European Network of Living Labs

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Growing urbanisation, sustainable development, digital challenge, users’ involvement, economic and cultural attractiveness, governance are part of the main stakes cities have to tackle. To face this plural urban reality, it has become necessary to find adapted means to conceive cities and territorial development. A better consideration of the uses, the creation of real consultation methods have priority.

Thus, the new processes to imagine have to respond to a main stake: to restructure urban places to live and to invent a creative, sustainable and citizen–centred city.

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  Accueil   DEDALE | INITIATEUR DE SMARTCITY Dédale est une agence européenne consacrée à l’innovation urbaine et sociale. Dédale s’intéresse tout particulièrement à l’innovation et aux nouveaux usages dans des domaines en mutation tels que l’urbanisme, la culture, le tourisme, le développement durable, la participation citoyenne ou encore l’éducation. En pointe sur les questions d’innovation urbaine, son champ d’activité…

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SmartCity à la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris – Smart City CIUP

SmartCity à la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris – Smart City CIUP

  Accueil   BLOG “Territoires Aléatoires” – 16 décembre 2013 à la Cité internationale lundi 9 décembre 2013 Dinah Bird et Jean-Philippe Renoult en résidence à la CiuP lundi 24 juin 2013     HERITAGE EXPERIENCE Dispositif multimédia interactif et immersif offrant aux visiteurs une lecture sensible du territoire de la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.  en savoir +   …

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The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environment


The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of accessibility of the built and virtual environments and to promoting the Guiding Principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), adopted in December 2006.

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Scant progress on federal website accessibility performance

Scant progress on federal website performance — GCN

Americans depend on more than 4,500 federal websites to access critical government services and information, but a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation finds of 91 percent of the most popular agency websites are failing to perform well in at least one key performance metric.

The second edition of ITIF’s “Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites” report follows up and expands on the initial ITIF report released in March. The organization tested 469 websites using publicly available tools for page-load speed, mobile friendliness, security and accessibility.

“As more people go online for public services and as security threats continue to evolve, it is important for federal websites to be more convenient, accessible, and secure,” ITIF research fellow Galia Nurko said. “This report shows a significant amount of work left to be done to modernize federal websites and ensure that, as technology advances, federal websites improve in turn.”

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Why Sharing Cities make sense for a prosperous and sustainable future

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The sharing economy is an exciting new story for a new economy. It’s an idea that’s going mainstream and is often talked about in terms of matching needs with haves and connecting supply and demand at the peer to peer level.

You might have first-hand experience of how the sharing economy provides opportunities to better utlise your idle assets whether a spare bedroom, that car sitting in your driveway, or even the driveway itself. There’s also a raft of new service exchanges that enable people to share skills and errand marketplaces that provide task-based opportunities for people to supplement their income.

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Urban Disruption, Sidewalk Labs and Social Inclusion in the Public Realm of Future SmartCities

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OP-ED in Reply To: “Reimagining cities from the internet up” by Daniel L. Doctoroff Dear Daniel L. Doctoroff, Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! I applaud and appreciate your efforts and the efforts of your team at Sidewalk Labs for demonstrating the importance of listening, learning, and putting all people first. Like yourself, I understand the urban public realm and am eager to see…

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Designing the Smart City | HuffPost

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Historically, the development of cities was spearheaded by kings but in contemporary times, cities are actively shaped by five types of socio-political actors: Agenda-setters (city councils/governments), Experts (urban planners), Sponsors (investors), Developers (contractors) and … Citizens (residents, public-interest groups, industry influencers, academia leaders, visitors)! However, much of the research and planning around smart cities is driven by technology rather than by the needs of the citizens. The citizen experience is often overlooked! To redesign this experience citizens need to have a seat at the table.

Smart cities can empower their citizens to design and shape their future. Toronto, for example, has been leveraging its “creative class” of financiers, healthcare researchers, artists, corporate strategists, lawyers, and social work pioneers to shape the future of the city the way citizens want.

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Accessibility Without Discrimination

Accessibility Without Discrimination A Conference About Equal Rights

/.title Nov 26, 2017 /.title-container   The 3rd of December marks the International Day of Persons with Disability and the start of Disability Week 2017.  To mark this day,  on Friday, 24 November, 2017, Hon. MEP Marlene Mizzi hosted the public conference Accessibility Without Discrimination at the Phoenicia Hotel, supported by the S&D group in the European Parliament.  The Malta…

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Creative city, smart city … whose city is it?

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In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown up to Noosa to tell the local city council how they, too, could become a creative city.

Noosa was one of a long line of cities across the globe queuing up to pay big bucks to the US-based academic-entrepreneur. “Being creative” had become an almost universal aspiration. Who would not want to be a creative city?

And so Creative [insert name of city here] signs sprang up in the most unlikely places, along with stock shots of creative young things hunched over laptops in cafes.

Ten years later, different gurus are being flown around and the signs have been replaced by Smart [insert name of city here]. The stock shots are much the same, but now the young things are being innovative, disruptive and above all “smart”. That’s the trouble with fast policy: here today, gone tomorrow.

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Smart city Case Study: Dallas Innovation Alliance

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The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) continues to work to turn Dallas into a smart city through the use of IoT technologies. The entity is currently testing several uses cases to implement different technologies to make Dallas a smarter and safer city. DIA is a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas.

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How To Create a Smart City From A Dallas POV

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How to create a smart city, a case study in Dallas Phillip Tracy 2016-11-04 Simple Share Buttons Adder (7.3.10) simplesharebuttons.com The benefits and processes of creating a smart city DALLAS–Jennifer Sanders, the executive director and co-founder of the Dallas Innovation Alliance, gave a talk titled Creating a smart city legacy: innovation, sustainability and collaboration for future generations, at this year’s TMForum…

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Can Google Finally Create a Successful Smart City

Can Google Finally Create a Successful ‘Smart City’? – Pacific Standard

Many have attempted, and failed, to integrate technology into urban planning. and now Sidewalk Labs is trying it again in Toronto. tml-version=”Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation start-up owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: Can you build a city? The Quayside precinct,…

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