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Smart City – Helsinki

Smart City – Helsinki

Forum Virium Helsinki has a simple goal. To build a smart city. Over half of the world’s population currently lives in cities and the number is growing. In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area alone, there will be 100 000 new inhabitants in the next 10 years. The fast growth of Helsinki and thousands of other cities in the world brings new…

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Smart City – Chicago

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Connect Chicago aligns citywide efforts to make Chicago the most skilled, most connected, most dynamic digital city in America. It is a unique collaboration of dynamic partners centered at The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s community foundation and led by Smart Chicago, an organization serving as a center of gravity for investments around digital excellence since its inception. The Connect…

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Smart City – Tel Aviv

Smart City – Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv at the Smart City Expo 2017 Tel Aviv was awarded the title Best Smart City in the World in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona In 2014. Tel Aviv won the award based on the DigiTel project, which is a civic engagement project focused on Smart engagement with the residents. Since then, Tel Aviv has developed…

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Smart City – Singapore

Smart City – Singapore

Why Smart Nation Advances in digital technology have opened up new possibilities to enhance the way we live, work, play, and interact. Singapore strives to become a Smart Nation to support better living, stronger communities, and create more opportunities, for all. And “smartness” is not a measure of how advanced or complex the technology being adopted is, but how well…

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Smart City – Copenhagen

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  Smart City in Greater Copenhagen The smart city Copenhagen is a living laboratory for testing smart technologies to handle the challenges of urbanisation and climate change. Unique access to data and efficient public-private sector partnerships attract many multinationals. Greater Copenhagen is a smart city front-runner. Here, a multitude of new smart city technologies and solutions are being tested and…

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Smart City – Dubai

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The Smart Dubai initiative is anchored in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. OUR MANDATE Collaborating with private sector and government partners, Smart Dubai was established to empower, deliver and promote an efficient, seamless, safe and impactful city experience for residents and visitors. To achieve its strategic…

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Smart City – Dallas

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The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas. Our mission is to develop a scalable smart cities model for the City of Dallas that leverages our distinctive strengths for the benefit of Dallas that leaves a legacy of innovation, sustainability and collaboration for…

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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Digital Equity’ and ‘Digital Inclusion’? | Benton Foundation

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Defining “digital equity” and “digital inclusion” In May 2016, digital inclusion practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers gathered in Kansas City at Net Inclusion: The National Digital Inclusion Summit and a funny thing happened on our way to the library: we discovered we were speaking different languages. We were gathered to discuss current and potential local, state, and…

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What is Digital Inclusion?

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While digital divide and digital literacy have entered into common use – and into discussions by policy makers – the term digital inclusion is still quite new. Digital inclusion is a much broader category that addresses the other two. Importantly, “digital inclusion” has been articulated specifically to address issues of opportunity, access, knowledge, and skill at the level of policy.…

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10 lessons on citizen engagement | World Economic Forum

10 lessons on citizen engagement | World Economic Forum

This article was first published on The World Bank’s Governance for Development blog. Over the last couple of years a small team of us have worked on an initiative to incorporate the regular, systematic feedback of citizens into the design and execution of World Bank programs. I would like to share some of our experiences working together with governments, civil society…

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5 Ways to Improve Smart City Citizen Engagement

5 Ways to Improve Smart City Citizen Engagement Initiatives

In the public sector today, citizen engagement and participation are crucial, as shown by the vast array of state and local governments on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus. As GovLoop reports, when citizen participation programs are implemented effectively, more citizens are brought into the decision-making process, which means government can ultimately be more responsive to community needs. But as with…

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Digital Accessibility Digest Archive – @Microassist

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Accessibility in the News—12/01/17. Does the Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted before the word “internet” became part of our daily vocabulary, require businesses to make their websites accessible? This year’s federal decisions say it does. This week covers a great deal in how that requirement is affecting various industries.  The debate continues on whether or not “ADA compliance” is a…

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