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Cisco launches openBerlin innovation hub in Berlin. October 20, 2015 in Innovation Cool Berlin is now getting real traction as a tech hub, with Cisco announcing the launch of its openBerlin innovation centre and planning to invest some $30 million in the location over the next few years. openBerlin, located in the Berlin-Schöneberg district, will look to bring together start-ups, app developers, accelerators, government organisations, universities and industry partners with a city focus on manufacturing, logistics and transportation.

Cisco launches openBerlin innovation hub in Berlin

However, what openBerlin won’t be is an incubator, an accelerator or any kind of company builder. Rather, it’s meant to function as an ‘open digital platform’ offering an infrastructure for all kinds of partners to use. The centre includes a dedicated space to demonstrate the Internet of Things in action, and open areas where customers, start-ups, communities, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts can work and brainstorm new ideas and technologies. London ranks first in European Digital City Index. October 26, 2015 in Which European city ranks number one for in the European Digital City Index for supporting digital entrepreneurs?

London ranks first in European Digital City Index

That would be London, ahead of Amsterdam and Stockholm. It’s difficult to get over its hard advantages, you see. Smart City Applications, Smart City Solutions, Software For Smart City, Internet of Things. Global City Indicators Facility. Global Cities Institute. The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism by Rob Kitchin. National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - NIRSAJuly 3, 2013 Abstract: ‘Smart cities’ is a term that has gained traction in academia, business and government to describe cities that, on the one hand, are increasingly composed of and monitored by pervasive and ubiquitous computing and, on the other, whose economy and governance is being driven by innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, enacted by smart people.

The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism by Rob Kitchin

How is the city translated into software and data, and how does software reshape the city? The world (or just fanboys) will soon be waiting with baited breath as Apple launches its entry into the wearable technology market with the release of the iWatch.

How is the city translated into software and data, and how does software reshape the city?

Apple’s HealthKit interface With the bundling of the Apple HealthKit into iOS8, the trailblazers of the mobile digital technology industry have moved into the hybrid mobile/wearable space, and towards a wearable rather than haptic interface future for mobile technology. The intertwining of mobile and wearable technology is in tandem with the tethering of these technologies to the body and to the vast databanks and data analytic algorithms of big data companies that use this information to assess the trends and predictabilities of everyday life.

Mapping Smart cities in the EU - smart-cities.pdf. Smart cities : où sont-elles en Europe ? Les Etats membres de l'Union européenne comptent pas moins de 240 villes intelligentes. 18 d'entre elles se situent en France. 94 381 454, c'est le nombre de personnes qui coulent des jours heureux dans l'une des 240 villes de plus de 100 000 habitants dites "intelligentes" que comptent les 28 Etats membres de l'Union européenne.

Smart cities : où sont-elles en Europe ?

C'est en tout cas ce qu'estime une étude publiée par la Commission de l'industrie, de la recherche et de l'énergie du Parlement européen. Si ces cités méritent ce qualificatif, c'est parce qu'elles possèdent au minimum l'une des caractéristiques suivantes, listées par le spécialiste Rudolf Giffinger, professeur à l'université technologique de Vienne (et détaillées au-dessous de la carte) : une administration intelligente, une économie intelligente, une mobilité intelligente, un environnement intelligent, des habitants intelligents et enfin un mode de vie intelligent. Quelles sont ces villes ? Combien de ces avantages offrent-elles à ceux qui y résident ? The 10 Smartest Cities In The World. We all have our favorite cities, and our subjective reasons for choosing them.

The 10 Smartest Cities In The World

They make us happy, keep us entertained, look beautiful at night. Whatever it is. The Cities In Motion Index doesn't care about that. It has objective data: 50 sets of it in all, covering every facet of urban life, from the economy and governance to technology and urban planning. The result is that some perpetually favorite places--Rome and Istanbul for instance--don't fare so well (Rome is 54th out of 135) in a ranking of "smartness," a catch-all phrase for a well-operated city that is pleasant to live in.

What could design a city? As part of its project on the cities of the future, the BBC asked a series of experts to explain their vision of where they would like to live in the future.

What could design a city?

With input from those who are planning new cities to people who are retro-fitting old ones and even a child's view of the future, we asked one simple question: "What if you could design a city from scratch? " We have had some intriguing answers, from those who think the smart cities of the future will rely on technology to those who want to put people centre stage. And for the children, who will after all be the citizens of these future urban spaces, the vision is more fantastical. But then, who wouldn't want a city with tree-high swimming pools full of sweets? Guru Banavar - IBM Guru Banavar is IBM's chief technology officer and was the chief architect behind Rio de Janeiro's control centre. A well-designed digital infrastructure will support decision-making by public managers as well as private citizens. Let me give you an example.

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city? How do you fancy living in a city with which you can interact?

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

A city that acts more like a living organism, a city that can respond to your needs. Around the world such cities are already being built, from Masdar in Abu Dhabi to Songdo in South Korea. Now the chaotic city near you may be in line for a makeover. New Citi-Commissioned EIU Report Projects Competitiveness of 120 of the World's Major Cities in 2025. New York – A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report, "Hot Spots 2025: Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities," commissioned by Citi, projects that São Paulo, Incheon and Mumbai will see the greatest surge in global competitiveness between 2012 and 2025.

New Citi-Commissioned EIU Report Projects Competitiveness of 120 of the World's Major Cities in 2025

Released today at the New Cities Summit in São Paulo, the report forecasts the competitiveness of 120 cities in 2025 based on their projected ability to attract capital, business, talent and tourists. "Around the world, cities continue to evolve as the centers of innovation and engines of economic growth," said Citi CEO Michael Corbat. "Core to Citi's strategy is a focus on the 150 cities we believe will shape the world in the years ahead. The Citi-commissioned EIU research will enhance understanding of the factors driving urban competitiveness and illuminate how the highest performing cities continue to create competitive advantages.

" Key findings of "Hot Spots 2025" include: Tomorrow's cities: Just how smart is Songdo? As cities around the world look to technology to make themselves "smarter" many are watching Songdo.

Tomorrow's cities: Just how smart is Songdo?

Built with smart technologies very much a part of its DNA, it sits adjacent to Seoul, already regarded as one of the hi-tech capitals of the world. So has the experimental city, dubbed by some as a "city-in-a-box" because of its reliance on technology, been a success? Building a city from scratch offers challenges as well as opportunities. In South Korea, part of that challenge is to deliver a markedly smarter city than Koreans are used to. Seoul's underground railway already offers high-speed wi-fi; it is easy to send emails or watch videos while walking along the high street; there are electronic panels at the exits of railway stations, revealing the waiting times for connecting buses; and companies like Samsung are already working on linking household devices to your mobile phone. Tomorrow's cities: How big data is changing the world. 27 August 2013Last updated at 22:50 GMT By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Should happiness become a general measurement of city life?

You may not be that bothered about the idea of living in a smart city but I bet you'd love to live in one that was happy. The data to measure the happiness of a city is already all around us, in the tweets we send on an hourly basis to the profiles we share on Facebook. And increasingly that data is being captured and analysed to gauge the health and happiness of a nation. Take the Hedonometer project which this year set out to map happiness levels in cities across the US using data from Twitter. Building cities of the future now. 21 February 2013Last updated at 01:14 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter. Tomorrow's cities: Rio de Janeiro's bid to become a smart city. 8 September 2013Last updated at 21:09 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Rio: Latin America's first 'smart city'? Rio de Janeiro's famously chaotic favelas are as much a landmark of the city as the Christ statue or Sugarloaf Mountain but few would see them as the natural home to smart technologies.

However, a remarkable project is under way that is already changing lives, and it is one of which the city government, keen to put Rio on the map as Latin America's first smart city, should take note. Morro dos Prazeres favela is one of the areas that has been mapped by teenagers The project, co-ordinated by Unicef in collaboration with local non-government organisation CEDAPS (Centro de Promocao da Saude) has local teenagers digitally mapping five favelas in order to highlight some of the challenges for those living there.

The data is uploaded to a website and added to an online map. The city of 2050. Sensor networks Experts predict that everything, from street furniture to roads to the homes we live in, will be connected to the network. All these objects will produce vast amounts of data and some cities may build Nasa-style control centres to make predictions about city life, including where crimes may be committed. Smart buildings Buildings will have taken on a life of their own, controlling heating, lighting and security with little human intervention. Architects envisage buildings becoming far more sustainable, producing their own power and reusing rain water. Buildings may be able to store energy in huge batteries, while homes put excess electricity back into the smart grid.

Global cities of the future: An interactive map. Over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth.