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

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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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TM Forum | Smart City Forum

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The smart city movement has the potential to transform the very fabric of our society. By better connecting citizens to the future of their cities, through innovative use of ICT and secure high-speed communications, we are seeing the beginning of a new era for cities. During this transformation there will be a lot of uncertainties and unknowns. City leaders and…

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Smart Cities For All Digital Inclusion Maturity Model launch

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Atlanta: On Tuesday the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and World Enabled announced that their Smart Cities for All (SC4A) global initiative will develop a new tool to assess and benchmark digital inclusion and ICT accessibility in smart cities. The Smart Cities for All Digital Inclusion Maturity Model will become the first maturity model targeted specifically at digital accessibility…

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Google’s @SidewalkLabs takes the lead in #smartcity development in Toronto – @smartcityhub

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Sidewalk Labs responded to an open call for a proposal for the redevelopment of Quayside, brownfield land around Toronto’s old port. This call was issued by Waterfront Toronto – a public controlled urban development agency that aspires “to explore new ideas, new innovations, new partnerships that if successful could apply to the rest of Toronto, other cities in Canada and…

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OpenAIR Powered by Knowbility

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OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs teams of web developers with registered non-profits looking to create or improve their websites. 20th Annual OpenAIR is underway!  February 8, 2018 – May 15, 2018 Welcome to OpenAIR – the web accessibility challenge! Organized by Austin based nonprofit organization Knowbility, OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs participating teams of web developers and…

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

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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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Smart Cities 4 All brings focus on Digital Inclusion to Bioneers movement @jamesthu

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Victor Pineda and James Thurston receive award for global activism on behalf of persons with disabilities around the world San Rafael, CA – October 20th: Smart Cities for All, a joint initiative by G3ict and World Enabled, will be participating in Bioneers 2017 – Uprising, calling attention to the need for greater digital inclusion and accessible urban design in cities…

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Why Cities Should Build Smart Urban and #Inclusive Solutions for All @victorpineda

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Almost two years ago, I had a phone call with James Thurston, G3ict’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, that would change… Source: Why Cities Should Build Smart, Urban and Inclusive Solutions for All

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Smart Cities Council | Yes, we DO need to provide mobility for everyone

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When we say inclusive mobility, it sounds fairly straightforward: access to affordable transportation for everyone. Providing equitable mobility for everyone might not be easy, but it’s essential if we’re all to have the opportunities to improve our quality of life. Read our story from Smart Cities Week to learn more. Source: Smart Cities Council | Yes, we DO need to…

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The Human Side of Smart Cities: Looking Beyond The Bright Shiny Objects – Smart Cities Connect

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The same innovations transforming business are also transforming cities.  Rapid advances in technology, including the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced mobile broadband capacity, can deliver a highly connected, seamlessly automated, data-rich reality. In a smart city, millions of devices, cameras and sensors collect and deliver data that is shared and analyzed to support better…

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Smart Cities Week 2017: How to Bridge the Digital Divide…

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Think about where the Wi-Fi hotspots are in your town: the public library, the school, coffee shops downtown. But as connectivity becomes faster, smarter and more attainable in many areas, in other, less affluent parts of the city and country, it’s still out of reach in many ways.“Digitization is also producing digital divides,” said Bas Boorsma, digitization lead for North…

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Boosting smart city inclusion, Microsoft and partners launch accessibility toolkit

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While sensor-enabled and connected cities will drive government forward, private and public sectors agree that making technology and services accessible to those with disabilities is essential.

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Smart Cities Week 2017: How 4 IT Leaders Made Effective Smart City Infrastructure Possible | StateTech Magazine

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Engaging community and key stakeholders to ensure useful technology investment and solid ROI are key to making smart city projects a success. Source: Smart Cities Week 2017: How 4 IT Leaders Made Effective Smart City Infrastructure Possible | StateTech Magazine

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The Smart, Safe Way to Build a Smart City – CityLab

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You don’t have to dig deep to find out what can go wrong with open data initiatives. Just look back to 2014, when the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission released hundreds of millions of records on taxi trips in the city, with data anonymized to protect identifiable details—at least in theory. In reality, the data was recorded in…

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Accelerator seeks startups and nonprofits with solutions to social challenges

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Virginia accelerator seeks startups and nonprofits with solutions to social challenges Mon, 2017-07-31 12:05 — Compassionate C…Herndon, VA-based Smart City Works is an infrastructure actuator and business accelerator focused on improving livability, operations and resilience in cities. Its fall cohort will for the first time include two slots for nonprofits focused on helping at-risk populations.  It could be a great…

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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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TM Forum | Smart City Forum

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A smart city is a city that engages and connects to its citizens. Engage. Live. Work. Thrive. The smart city movement has the potential to transform the very fabric of our society. By better connecting citizens to the future of their cities, through innovative use of ICT and secure high-speed communications, we are seeing the beginning of a new era…

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Smart City Resources – TM Forum

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SMART CITY RESOURCES – a collection of videos, blogs, news articles and more.   Upcoming Events Smart City InFocus | Yinchuan | September 19-21 – Now in its third year in partnership with the City of Yinchuan and ZTE, TM Forum Smart City InFocus 2017 will bring together over 800 C-level executives and government officials from across the global smart city ecosystem. This intimate,…

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Nightmare scenario: smart cities that are actually dumb

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There is no rulebook for how to turn a city of today into a city of tomorrow. Only a few scarcely adopted guidance documents for the Internet of Things (IoT) have been created in recent years — most of them in Europe — with the idea of creating governance around a concept that has so far been a playground for technologists whose primary…

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Smart City Live! Focus Day Archives | TM Forum Live

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SMART CITY LIVE! FOCUS DAY Exploring the essential building blocks to realize the smart city vision. Around the world, the Smart City concept is taking off as an increasing number of cities are launching Smart City projects. Although cities differ in their approach and prioritization of different areas in their Smart City initiatives, the fundamental building blocks of every Smart…

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