Google creates Sidewalk Labs to redesign city living with technology


  Google is continuing its expansion into every corner of human life. The search giant today announced the creation of Sidewalk Labs, a new and independent company that Google CEO Larry Page says will focus on improving city living for everyone by developing new technologies to deal with urban issues like cost of living, transportation, and energy usage. The new company, based…

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Google Is Outfitting Carnegie Mellon With A Smart City “Living Lab”

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has long been considered one of the world’s leading robotics research institutions–so much so, that ride-hailing company Uber recently poached 40 of its scientists and researchers. A new project funded by Google will help the institution expand beyond its robotics cachet, as CMU turns its campus into a “living laboratory” for smart technologies.The university will…

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AT&T Smart Cities and the Dallas Innovation Alliance Unveil New Solutions


AT&T* Smart Cities momentum continues with the launch of the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab powered by AT&T (Living Lab). The Living Lab is a multi-phased smart cities project in Dallas. The project is spearheaded by the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) in collaboration with AT&T and other technology leaders in the public and private sector.  AT&T, a Foundational Partner for…

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Smart City Living Labs and the missing role of culture in implementation

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  What I did find surprising about the workshop day – and perhaps this is something generated by that whole notion of a town or city being understood as a lab – is that questions of culture and conflict weren’t broached at all. Smart cities are increasingly finding that to fulfill the vision of a good city that smart offers,…

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Taipei Smart City Living Lab


Taipei Smart City Living Lab Source: Two projects from Taiwan win global smart city awards | Taiwantrade News

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Smart City Living Lab opens, targets growing pains of a swelling city

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  The much-anticipated “Kansas City Living Lab” — a platform for application development that taps the Kansas City Smart City initiative — is now open. Source: Smart City Living Lab opens, targets growing pains of a swelling city

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5 lessons learned from a smart city ‘living lab’

smart-city-illustration human hand carrying a miniaturized downtown urban area

Turning a regular city into a smart city is not simple. There are a lot of challenges and issues to be tackled: Identifying the funding sources; defining the strategic plan; knowing the right benefits to the citizen and so on. But with well-defined standards and best practices, a complex path can be simplified into one that is easy to follow.…

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Fragmented but not broken: America’s smart cities bind together


Fragmented but not broken: America’s smart cities bind together. A disjointed marketplace and immature regulatory environment make the technologist’s pursuit of a futuristic smart city complicated, but leadership from the nation’s top smart cities and organizations is forging a path forward. Source: Fragmented but not broken: America’s smart cities bind together

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