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City of Boston and Aira Partner to Offer Assistive Technology to the Blind/Low Vision

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City of Boston, Aira partner to offer assistive technology for residents and visitors with blindness or low-vision for One Boston Day and Boston Marathon. Do not add additional content to the following right column. Secondary content should be included in a new right column below the left (main) columAira’s app will be available for free use during the Boston Marathon…

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Inside Google’s Plan To Build A Smart City Neighborhood In Toronto

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article-context-nav context-nav article article-hero-lede article-hero article-contents post-contents On the Sidewalk Labs website is a 200-page document explaining its vision for a smart neighborhood in Toronto. It’s packed with illustrations that show a warm, idyllic community full of grassy parks, modular buildings and underground tunnels with delivery robots and internet cabling inside. The text describes “a truly complete community” that’s free…

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Smart City Solutions Thrive Beyond City Limits

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The smartest solutions thrive beyond city limits. Smart Regions enable smaller communities to implement smart city solutions, and focus on outcomes that put people first in our rural and suburban areas as well as our urban cores. They use technology to optimize or altogether replace failing systems and infrastructure, and in doing so alleviate otherwise strained municipal budgets. To begin…

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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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Using Technology To Build Inclusive Smart Cities

Using technology to build an inclusive smart city and digital society at the Enable Makeathon

Engineers, innovators, students and people with disabilities came together as
part of Enable Makeathon 2.0, to discuss the use of technology to build a
more inclusive society.

This is an initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
and its partners, and this year’s focus is on crowd-sourcing prototype
products and solutions to address the challenges regarding accessibility and
employability of people with different disabilities, ranging from vision,
hearing and mobility….

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Google’s Sidewalk Labs Signs Deal For Smart City Makeover

Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for ‘smart city’ makeover of Toronto’s waterfront

The partnership between a U.S. urban-innovation lab and a government agency could bring a bold experiment in city-building and high-tech to Toronto, Alex Bozikovic explains More below • An illustrated primer on how Sidewalk Toronto would work An artist’s illustration shows Sidewalk Labs’s Quayside redevelopment of the Toronto waterfront. ILLUSTRATIONS COURTESY OF sidewalk labs Published October 17, 2017Updated November 12, 2017 A unit of…

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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) 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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Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Smart City Sweden

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Smart City Sweden

As a peaceful society, Sweden can be assessed to fulfil a number of the targets, for example, as regards effective and transparent institutions with accountability at all levels, the provision of legal identity, including birth registration, for all and ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental liberties, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. In October 2016, the Government submitted a communication to the Riksdag containing its strategy for the national work on human rights. In this communication, the Government makes the assessment that a national institution for human rights in accordance with the Paris Principles should be established and that this institution should be under the Riksdag.

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Chicago implements CIVIQ smart city solution to boost citizen engagement

Chicago implements CIVIQ smart city solution to boost citizen engagement

Chicago is implementing CIVIQ Smartscapes’ smart city solution in a bid to boost the information available for citizens and raise the level of engagement between the city and its residents.

The project forms part of a wider AT&T Smart Cities spotlight city pilot and will see CIVIQ installing interactive devices in downtown Chicago along with ‘high-speed’ public Wi-Fi. The devices will also come equipped with applications such as wayfinding, interactive information about transportation services and safety alerts, while residents will be able to notify officials about issues around the city too.

“We are excited to take this technological leap and put Chicago at the forefront of smart cities throughout the country,” said Brenna Berman, chief information officer for the City of Chicago….

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Amsterdam Smart City


Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is the innovation platform of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area which contributes to the liveability and promotes sustainable economic growth. add

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Smart City Initiatives in Africa: Policy for INCLUSION

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This year’s theme for World Cities Day, “Innovative Governance, Open Cities,” emphasizes the implementation of the global New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the creation of livable, sustainable cities conducive to inclusive growth and development. Smart cities in particular can be key tools toward achieving these global goals. The International Telecommunication Union defines a smart…

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#SmartCities and Inclusive Innovation @mynatt @GtScii


Georgia Tech’s initiative on Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation develops innovative approaches to shaping resilient and sustainable communities. Through research and development, strategic partnerships, and cutting-edge programming we bring Georgia Tech’s interdisciplinary expertise in technology and policy to the development of smart cities and communities. Source: Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

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AT&T Smart Cities Initiatives | ReadWrite


In an announcement timed with this year’s MWC Americas, the city of Atlanta is receiving an Internet of Things (IoT) boost, in the form of a sensor-enabled data network that monitors traffic, parking, and pedestrian movement. AT&T, Current by GE, and Georgia Power have collaborated to fit 200 LED streetlights in the North Ave. Corridor, Buckhead Loop, MLK and Northside Drive,…

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Who are smart cities going to help the most? | A #SmartCity Citizen Co-Creation Project


There’s no one way to build a smart city. Cities are different and the wants and needs of their citizens, while similar in many ways, are different in others. As many cities have found out, it’s not always easy to get citizens involved with planning and engaged in the process or who actually benefits (or does not benefit) from the…

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Tech4ED Named as Finalist in IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

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ANILA, June 1st, 2017 – IDC Government Insights Asia Pacific announced today that Tech4ED has been chosen as one of the finalists in the annual IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017 under the category of Economic Development. Tech4ED follows in the footsteps of the country’s Project NOAH initiative, which was also chosen as a finalist and ultimately announced…

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Digital Equity Fund offers nonprofits a chance to close the digital divide in Boston


To develop digital skills and improve accessibility, the City of Boston established a Digital Equity Fund on Friday to assist community organizations that help residents engage online.Mayor Marty Walsh said that before the end of the year, Boston will award $35,000 to local nonprofits that help close the digital equity gap in the city. The funding may be allotted to…

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Smart Cities Council’s Spotlight Cities

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Readiness Challenge: How Indianapolis uses data to change lives What comes first: the technology or the people? We were in Indianapolis this week for our third Readiness Challenge Grant Workshop — and the answer there is clearly the public.Indianapolis was one of five cities to win our first series of grants and… Article – 07/20/2017 Active Region(s): North America Category: SCC Spotlight Cities…

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Why Chicago’s CIO left government for IoT initiative

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Why Chicago’s CIO left government for IoT initiative As former city Chief Information Officer Brenna Berman reflects on her time with the city, she says a job where she can use the Internet of Things to improve city life was too good to pass up. Source: Why Chicago’s CIO left government for IoT initiative

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