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Tout est intelligent dans une smart city #IoT #SmartCity... How the Internet of Everything will Change Cities. As much as the Internet has already changed the world, it is the Web’s next phase that will bring the biggest opportunities, revolutionizing the way we live, work, play, and learn.

How the Internet of Everything will Change Cities

That next phase, which some call the Internet of Things and which we call the Internet of Everything, is the intelligent connection of people, processes, data, and things. Although it once seemed like a far-off idea, it is becoming a reality for businesses, governments, and academic institutions worldwide. Today, half the world’s population has access to the Internet; by 2020, two-thirds will be connected. Likewise, some 13.5 billion devices are connected to the Internet today; by 2020, we expect that number to climb to 50 billion.

The things that are—and will be—connected aren’t just traditional devices, such as computers, tablets, and phones, but also parking spaces and alarm clocks, railroad tracks, street lights, garbage cans, and components of jet engines. And the value that it will bring will be epic. Creapole et la Ville de Porrentruy lancent mysmartcity.ch. Réinventer la ville pour la société connectée. La moitié de la population mondiale se concentre aujourd’hui dans les villes.

Réinventer la ville pour la société connectée

Pour faire face à ce développement démographique, les villes telles que nous les connaissons seront amenées à évoluer et à se transformer. Contraintes à devenir toujours plus respectueuses de l’environnement, les zones urbaines devront offrir de nouveaux services à la société connectée. Réinventer la ville telle que nous la connaissons, telle que nous la vivons ne sera pas chose aisée. Une telle démarche va impliquer la mobilisation d’acteurs dans des domaines très divers: la recherche académique, la planification urbaine, les transports publics, les opérateurs mobiles, les énergéticiens et les data centers. Il s’agit là d’un des défis majeurs de ces prochaines années. Réinventer la ville pour la société connectée. La moitié de la population mondiale se concentre aujourd’hui dans les villes.

Réinventer la ville pour la société connectée

Pour faire face à ce développement démographique, les villes telles que nous les connaissons seront amenées à évoluer et à se transformer. WiCard sur Twitter : "50 billions of #intelligent #things in 2025 ! #SmartCity @EPFL @Alpict @SciencePark_ch @kontakt_io... Eugen Schoen sur Twitter : "Ce matin à la Conférence sur la Ville Connectée d'Innobridge #smartcity au Rolex Learning Center... Urban mobility: how will we move in the future city?

Smart cities get their own operating system. 30 September 2011Last updated at 12:23 By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Smart cities with devices chatting to each other may dot the planet in the near future Cities could soon be looking after their citizens all by themselves thanks to an operating system designed for the metropolis.

Smart cities get their own operating system

The Urban OS works just like a PC operating system but keeps buildings, traffic and services running smoothly. The software takes in data from sensors dotted around the city to keep an eye on what is happening. In the event of a fire the Urban OS might manage traffic lights so fire engines can reach the blaze swiftly. The idea is for the Urban OS to gather data from sensors buried in buildings and many other places to keep an eye on what is happening in an urban area. The sensors monitor everything from large scale events such as traffic flows across the entire city down to more local phenomena such as temperature sensors inside individual rooms. The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet. Last year, I spent considerable time researching best practices for climate resilient cities—an endeavor that culminated in what I believe was the first ever global ranking of resilient cities.

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

Now, after extensive research on smart cities initiatives around the globe, I have developed what may be the first ever global rankings of smart cities. The term "smart cities" is a bit ambiguous. Some people choose a narrow definition—i.e. cities that use information and communication technologies to deliver services to their citizens. I prefer a broader definition: Smart cities use information and communication technologies (ICT) to be more intelligent and efficient in the use of resources, resulting in cost and energy savings, improved service delivery and quality of life, and reduced environmental footprint—all supporting innovation and the low-carbon economy. Boston named leading digital city in the United States.

Here we look at how Boston has become America’s number one digital city.

Boston named leading digital city in the United States

This rating was given by the Center for Digital Government’s 10th Annual Digital Cities Survey. The survey looks at cities that successfully utilize technology to better conduct government and serve constituents. Having already won the award for the best government website in the United States a few months before, Boston became the first city to win both awards in the same year. Over the past 18 months the City of Boston has made significant technological advances benefiting businesses, residents and visitors. Following on from the success of the city’s first iPhone application called Citizens Connect, the capital of Massachusetts then created a mobile version of the city website, an inexpensive mobile site that they believe will put the city in a better position to communicate with citizens now and in the future.

Awards recognize Boston’s success Bringing broadband to all citizens.