The Connection Between Smart City Infrastructure and Accessibility

The Connection Between Smart City Infrastructure and Accessibility

The transit systems and social services of major metropolitan areas should be appealing to people with disabilities. Managing a condition that affects one’s vision, mobility, hearing or cognition is often easier in these environments — at least it should be in theory. The disconnect between theory and reality starts with problems in urban planning and development.

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Carlo Ratti: the Unconventional ‘Smart City’ Philosopher

Carlo Ratti, the Unconventional ‘Smart City’ Philosopher – CityLab

Carlo Ratti evangelizes the concept of a “real-time city,” where physical and social networks are in constant interplay, knitted together by a layer of digital sensors. Daniele Ratti The Sensory City Philosopher Architect, engineer, and inventor Carlo Ratti envisions a future for urban design that’s interactive. If you ever have two hours to kill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, skip the museums…

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Screenshot-2018-5-10 When kids put on their urban planner hats – cities are better for everyone

Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, and they are expected to add another” “2.5 billion new residents by 2050. They face increasing environmental pressures and infrastructure needs—and growing demands from residents to deliver a better quality of life and to do so at a sustainable cost. Smart technologies can help cities meet these challenges, and…

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Citizen Engagement Makes A City Smart, Not Infrastructure

Kinder bei Inklusion Hand in Hand

The goal of Smart City engagement is to meaningfully connect all citizens, the local developer community, artists and cultural institutions, entrepreneurs, start-ups, universities, and companies to improve the lives and the quality of life of all Smart City citizens. Darren Bates LLC In June 2015, the ministry of urban development came out with guidelines for a smart city. These guidelines…

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Government of Canada kicks off the Smart Cities Challenge

Screenshot-2017-12-3 Come out and celebrate – Canada 150

Calling on the communities of Saskatchewan to improve the lives of Canadians through innovation, data, and technology

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Friday, December 1, 2017— Making our communities smarter by being innovative and using data and connected technology will strengthen our communities and create opportunities to continue growing Canada’s middle class.

Following last week’s official launch of the Smart Cities Challenge, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, kicked off the Smart Cities Challenge in Saskatoon today with a roundtable discussion with municipal, provincial and community leaders.

Minister Sohi encouraged community leaders to work with the private and not-for-profit sectors and the research community to identify their priorities, set their own goals and come up with bold ideas to address them.

With the launch of the Challenge, the Government of Canada has fulfilled a commitment made in Budget 2017 and Saskatchewan’s communities have what they need to begin developing their applications. Detailed application guidelines are now available on the new Impact Canada Challenge Platform.

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Intentional Citizen Engagement Makes a City Smart – Livemint

Citizen engagement makes a city smart, not infrastructure – Livemint

In June 2015, the ministry of urban development came out with guidelines for a smart city. These guidelines were divided into six key areas with solutions to various everyday problems in each of these categories. Smart facilities under e-Governance and Automated Citizen Services include public information, grievance redressal, electronic service delivery, citizen engagement, citizens’ eyes and ears, and video crime…

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