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A Smart City is Tech, Data and Community: But Will That Build a Fairer Society?

Screenshot-2018-5-16 A smart city is comprised of technology, data and community but will that build a fairer society

The number of smart speakers bought in 2018 alone has doubled in the last four months with the likes of Alexa and Google Home answering queries in the home. Meanwhile driverless cars are being developed by the likes of Amazon and Tesla to deliver packages cutting human interaction. The idea sparked debate at The Drum’s Smart Cities Off Stone briefing…

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Art and Culture Are at the Heart of Smart Cities

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Earlier this spring, looked at the role of the arts in Smart Cities. Our in depth investigation into how the arts are essential to creating and sustaining the cities of tomorrow centers on issues of modern city livability, urban branding and skilled workforce development. We also examine the role of individual arts organizations in urban education and look at how…

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Smart City – Chicago

Screenshot-2017-12-21 City of Chicago – Smart Chicago

Connect Chicago aligns citywide efforts to make Chicago the most skilled, most connected, most dynamic digital city in America. It is a unique collaboration of dynamic partners centered at The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s community foundation and led by Smart Chicago, an organization serving as a center of gravity for investments around digital excellence since its inception. The Connect…

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Smart Cities Week 2017

Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Week

Smart Cities Week returns to Washington, D.C. Oct. 3-5 with focus on smart infrastructure WASHINGTON, D.C. – Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation’s capital for the third straight year Oct. 3-5. North America’s premiere smart cities conference and exhibition will bring together visionary leaders and thinkers from all levels of government to…

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