Smart Cities Library™

Age-friendly cities | URBAN HUB

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Cities are great places for young people, but they’re also wonderful places to spend your entire life. In fact, more and more people are staying in cities for good, and enjoying their retirement in a vibrant atmosphere. As a result, cities are taking senior-friendliness seriously. They need to provide residents with bright prospects that stretch well into the golden years.Worldwide,…

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Visions for planning new urban communities | URBAN HUB

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Re-visioning the structures of human prosperityThe majority of the planet now lives and works in cities. If economic growth is coupled with better networked communities and more environmental friendly practices, human prosperity could be redefined as the win-win formula of the future.In this vision, the entire urban space works interactively with its inhabitants, businesses and public sector to raise the…

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Let Children Plan Smart Cities For A Brighter Future

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When kids put on their urban planner hats – cities are better for everyone The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child championed children’s participation in all social processes, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that UNICEF took that goal further by introducing the concept of cities by and for children. In the last decade, organizations like the…

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Microsoft Inspire Conference | URBAN HUB

Microsoft Inspire Conference | URBAN HUB

Digitalization continues to change our daily lives – and it’s people who live in cities who most intimately experience these changes. Microsoft, one of the leading pioneers in the field of digitalization, hosts an annual conference for its partners in innovation. Together, they showcase many of the next major developments in digitalization. Join URBAN HUB as we look into the…

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Building Age Friendly Smart Cities | Urban Hub

Hear what members of our community want in an age-friendly community. Affordable housing and transportation, access to health care and social activities, respect and much more. Thank you to Boston Neighborhood Network, Ethos and Massachusetts Senior Action Council for their help in producing this video. This video was produced by In the Car. http://www.inthecarmedia.com/ Barrier-free connectivity for social inclusion The…

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Investing in social capital creates happy cities | URBAN HUB

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Is your city a happy city? Do you know what makes a city happy? Luckily, there are plenty of surveys and studies on what makes for urban contentment – and how to achieve it. Many people are a bit surprised to learn that money is not the main ingredient. Of course, economic prosperity brings many good things to cities, such…

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