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The Secret Sauce of Successful and Inclusive Smart Cities

“A city isn’t smart because it uses technology. A city is smart because it uses accessible technology to build an inclusive culture ensuring ​no one is ​left behind.”  Darren Bates   This post focuses on the “secret sauce” that turns the idea of a smart city into reality. Question: What’s the secret sauce? Answer: People, the people who live in the…

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Can universities prepare ‘smart city engineers’ for tomorrow’s smart cities? – Study International

Can universities prepare ‘smart city engineers’ for tomorrow’s smart cities? – Study International

25892 By 2050 smart cities will be everywhere. How can universities prepare students for this? Source: Lu-Lu/Unspash.com Can universities prepare ‘smart engineers’ for tomorrow’s smart cities? Share buttons made by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.5 Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.5The future of our cities is undoubtedly smart. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automated Learning are set to revolutionise the way…

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Smart Cities Built for Everyone: Innovations in Accessible & Inclusive Urban Design

Screenshot-2018-1-3 Smart Cities Built for Everyone – Austin Startups

These days, our cities are smarter than ever — still works in progress. With estimates suggesting that 15% of the world’s population live with disabilities (upwards of one billion people), redesigning our urban environments to be as welcoming as possible has never been more important. That’s why I’m celebrating the innovations that are making Smart Cities more inclusive and accessible. From clever…

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Smart City People-Centric Urban Planning

Screenshot-2018-1-3 Smart City People-Centric Urban Planning Sidewalklabs Smart Cities Library™

Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront, beginning with the creation of Quayside. Sidewalk Toronto will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create people-centered neighborhoods that achieve precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity. Transcript ________________…

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Humans Not Technology Key in Smart City Toronto

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto – The New York Times

close story-meta TORONTO — For a city striving to become a major technology center, it was a prize catch: A Google corporate sibling would spend the coming year planning a futuristic metropolis in a derelict part of Toronto’s waterfront. When announcing this fall that the company, Sidewalk Labs, would create a city of tomorrow, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada…

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Smart City Questions We’d Like @SidewalkLabs to Answer

Smart City Questions We’d Like @SidewalkLabs to Answer

There is a lot of interest in the project, both locally and globally, and many questions about how it will unfold. As a lead-up tool for the November 1 public meeting, Torontoist and friends have organized a starting draft list of questions and concerns, collected from a range of contributors and viewpoints. There are undoubtedly perspectives and questions missing here,…

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Sidewalk Toronto – Home

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The Eastern Waterfront will be a new type of place that combines the best in urban design with the latest in digital technology to address some of the biggest challenges facing cities, including energy use, housing affordability, and transportation. It will be a place that embraces adaptable buildings and new construction methods to make housing and retail space more affordable.…

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Smart City Philadelphia Leaders Prioritize Community | Smart Cities Dive

Philadelphia leaders prioritize community while developing a smart city roadmap | Smart Cities Dive

  Philadelphia leaders prioritize community while developing a smart city roadmap The City of Brotherly Love is placing a strong focus on community needs instead of simply pushing government agendas or technology trends. • Published Nov. 9, 2017 Philadelphia is launching itself into the smart cities space, but right now leaders are most intent on devising a roadmap to effectively…

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6 trends that will define smart cities in 2018 | @smartcitiesdive

6 trends that will define smart cities in 2018 | Smart Cities Dive

  Feature 6 trends that will define smart cities in 2018 • Published Jan. 3, 2018 A new year tends to be a time for renewal in many aspects, with a particular focus on improvement. Whether resolutions involve kicking old habits or beginning a new activity, the changes usually all come back to advancement. The same holds true in the…

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Smart City Citizen Engagement in Utrecht | @EUSmartCities

Screenshot-2018-1-3 The Citizen Engagement Example of Utrecht EIP-SCC Marketplace

The Citizen Engagement Example of Utrecht Interview to the recently nominated Ambassador City of Utrecht Further to the selection of the first Ambassador Cities in June 2017, when Utrecht was appointed together with Leeds and Glasgow, the Action Cluster Citizen Focus conducted an interview with Pieter in ’t Hout (Strategist digital innovation) and Haye Folkertsma (IRIS Project coordinator) representatives from the city of Utrecht,…

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Local Leadership and Citizens: Keys to Sustainable Smart Cities

Screenshot-2018-1-3 RTPI org uk – Royal Town Planning Institute

The spread of urbanisation is inexorable. In 1800, just two percent of the world’s population was urbanised, in 2000 the figure reached 47 percent, and on the current trajectory it is estimated to be 70 percent in 2030. In 2008, for the first time, the world’s population was evenly split between urban and rural areas. There were more than 400…

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Building a Smart City with Citizen-Centric IoT

Screenshot-2018-1-3 Towards a Citizen’s centered IoT Panel report at Thingscon 2017 The Mobile City

How can we develop an IoT from a citizen’s perspective? What kind of projects have empowered citizens and what does it take to get these kind of projects of the ground? Those were the central questions we addressed at our panel at Thingscon 2017 that I had co-organized with Iskander Smit. Point of departure was to look at the design…

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