The Secret Sauce of a Successful #SmartCity – Austin Startups #SCEW17

Screenshot-2017-11-14 The Secret Sauce of a Successful Smart City – Austin Startups

This blog focuses on the “secret sauce” that turns the idea of a smart city into reality — the people who live in the city, who work in the city and the people who have hopes and dreams for the kind of city they will leave for future generations. “A city isn’t smart because it uses technology

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Top US digital cities announced

Screenshot-2018-5-9 Top US digital cities announced Smart Cities Library™

The Centre for Digital Government recognises those cities that are using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage engagement add

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Citizen Engagement in Urban Transformation


‘Citizen engagement requires good communication – but good communication alone is not citizen engagement’. Alec Walker-Love, Europe-based communications specialist with a background in urban mobility, reflects on a practitioner research report on citizen engagement in urban transformation. It makes sense; 72% of Europeans live in cities and this is expected to rise to 80% by 2050

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About Citizen Focus: Smart City Citizen Co-Creation Stategies

Screenshot-2017-11-14 About Citizen Focus Smart Cities

n a time of urban transformation and digitalisation of smart cities, too little attention is sometime given to citizens. Citizen Focus Action Cluster strongly believes in citizens as fundamental actors for the regeneration and development of smart cities. Civic engagement, empowerment, participation and co-creation are at the basis of our advocacy approach since we acknowledge that citizen voice can be pivotal in providing the demand-side pressure on government, service providers and organisations needed to encourage full response to citizen needs…

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Building the right culture for successful smart cities


Changing organizational culture is recognized as an essential element of a successful smart city, but it is much easier said than done. A panel of smart city experts share their insights

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Smart World Lockdown: Preparing for a truly connected world


About 10 years ago, technology company PTC noticed a change in the market. After 22 years designing, and later servicing, products for manufacturers, it noticed its customers starting to value software over physical products. More and more devices were getting IP addresses and connecting to the internet, and the company realised that the dawn of widespread and accessible IoT applications would herald huge changes in manufacturing.

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Smart City Challenge: Lessons Learned


What We Learned From Across America The response to the challenge was unprecedented – we received 78 applications. Cities from Albuquerque to Anchorage and Providence to Portland took the Challenge as an opportunity to create blueprints of their cities’ transportation futures.

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Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for #smart city makeover of Toronto’s waterfront – The Globe and Mail


A unit of Google’s parent company, devoted to urban innovation, has signed a deal to map out a new kind of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront that could demonstrate how data-driven technology can improve the quality of city life. This is the first such project for Alphabet, and for Sidewalk Labs. If the initiative proceeds, it would include at least 3.3 million square feet of residential, office and commercial space, including a new headquarters for Google Canada, in a district that would be a test bed for the combination of technology and urbanism

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Putting People First: Analysis Can Place Citizens at the Center of Smart City Projects


WEBINAR: Putting People First: Analysis Can Place Citizens at the Center of #SmartCity Projects

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Smart City Expo World Congress 2017: towards active citizen participation


From November 14 to 16 it’s again all smart cities in Barcelona at the occasion of the 2017 edition of Smart City Expo World Congress where people empowerment, active citizen participation and even participative democracy are omnipresent.Smart cities need informed, aware and empowered citizens with active citizen participation

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Now is the Time to Build Smarter and More Accessible #SmartCities

Screenshot-2017-11-14 Now is the Time to Build Smarter and More Accessible Cities

Now is the Time to Build Smarter and More Accessible Cities There are currently more than 1 billion persons with disabilities worldwide and the rate of urbanization is increasing throughout the world. By considering the needs of all people, we can design for and ensure that our cities become simultaneously smarter and more accessible. As cities invest in Smart City…

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Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build #Smart City


PHOENIX – One of Bill Gates’ investment firms has spent $80 million to kickstart the development of a brand-new community in the far West Valley. The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah. The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners,…

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