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Mayor Emanuel Releases ‘Resilient Chicago’, The City of Chicago’s Resilience Strategy, in Partnership With 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) and a diverse group of philanthropic, non-profit, and community leaders to releaseResilient Chicago, a roadmap for addressing the city’s most pressing challenges through the lens of urban resilience.

Mayor Emanuel Releases ‘Resilient Chicago’, The City of Chicago’s Resilience Strategy, in Partnership With 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation

As the first action in implementing Resilient Chicago, Mayor Emanuel also joined the Sierra Club to announce Chicago’s aim to transition to 100 percent renewable energy in buildings community-wide by 2035 and to an electric CTA bus fleet by 2040 with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign. Smart City project to be implemented in Israel’s Ma'alot-Tarshiha city. 22 November 2018 18:39 (UTC+04:00) By Trend.

Smart City project to be implemented in Israel’s Ma'alot-Tarshiha city

Getting Smarter About Smart Cities. Over the last five years, the concept of the technology-driven “smart city” has captured the imagination of public, private, and nonprofit leaders alike.

Getting Smarter About Smart Cities

Yet for the rapid rise in interest, smart city deployments have failed to meet both private sector firms’ adoption ambitions and the public sector’s expectations for impact. Against this backdrop, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and Barcelona’s ESADE Business School brought together officials from cities throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States to better understand the promise and practice for smart cities around the world today. The discussion is timely as cities are responding to myriad pressures (e.g. population growth, climate change, fiscal stress) by seeking new more efficient ways of operating through the use of information and communications technologies. Smart cities need thick data, not big data. Residents living around Plaça del Sol joke that theirs is the only square where, despite the name, rain is preferable.

Smart cities need thick data, not big data

Rain means fewer people gather to socialise and drink, reducing noise for the flats overlooking the square. Residents know this with considerable precision because they’ve developed a digital platform for measuring noise levels and mobilising action. I was told the joke by Remei, one of the residents who, with her ‘citizen scientist’ neighbours, are challenging assumptions about Big Data and the Smart City.

Www.forbes. What are the best smart city projects. Smart cities are the way to go into the future.

What are the best smart city projects

They make everything about our day to day lives convenient, be it in infrastructure, education, water supply, or even law enforcement. As the IoT develops lessons from the past must be taken onboard in order to prepare for the future. This brings with it questions that need answers to ensure the security of IoT and the protection of the population. שולחן עגול: עיר חכמה גרסה 2 - IT News. The Philippines is planning a $14 billion 'pollution-free' city that will be larger than Manhattan. Know what are six technologies crucial for building a smart cities. Smart cities: Intel's IoT chief on how communities can win. Intel sponsored a recently published report that said smart cities will give every person back 125 hours a year.

Smart cities: Intel's IoT chief on how communities can win

The report then went deeper, showing how particular smart-sector areas, such as mobility, health and public safety, will contribute to that total. Internet of Business spoke exclusively to Sameer Sharma, general manager (new market development) for IOT Solutions at Intel, to learn more about its smart city findings, and the implications for urban authorities. Gartner: Four strategies to make smart cities work for citizens. Smart cities can only be successful if local government engages with citizens, opening up a dialogue to meet their needs, said Gartner today.

Gartner: Four strategies to make smart cities work for citizens

Developing IoT programmes without consulting the community is the wrong strategy, according to the analyst company. Smart cities are no longer just about optimised traffic patterns, parking management, efficient lighting, or improvements to public works, said analysts, but should instead be about a community-driven approach to deciding local priorities. Gartner has proposed four strategies to refocus smart city developments on citizens’ needs. Bettina Tratz-Ryan, research VP at Gartner, said that a top-down focus on technology platforms alone should be set aside in favour of asking citizens what their needs are, and which services could be improved. In this way, technologies such as AI and machine learning could be put to better use, she said: “Changes in citizen mindsets mean that governments must change their mindsets. Gartner recommends. Intel: "Smart cities give every person back 125 hours a year" New research sponsored by Intel and published by Juniper Research suggests that smart cities can “give back” 125 hours a year to every resident.

Intel: "Smart cities give every person back 125 hours a year"

This equates to an entire working week (five 24-hour days), or nearly 16 eight-hour working days. The report ranks Singapore, London, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago as the world’s smartest cities, with several in China rising up through the top 20 chart as China automates faster than any other nation. Read more: South Korea most automated nation on earth, says report. The UK? FAQ - Greater London National Park City. What is a National Park City?

FAQ - Greater London National Park City

A National Park City belongs to the family of National Parks, but is not the same as a National Park. The working definition is ‘a large urban area, that is managed and semi-protected through both formal and informal means, to enhance the natural capital of its living landscape and provide a better quality of life’. (Note: The National Park City Foundation is currently leading a piece of work to agree an international definition and typology for a National Park City). The UK’s National Parks are mostly in rural areas, often with spectacular natural beauty, where people work together to protect natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

MatchUp. Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city. Are Smart Cities Really That Smart? The fun thing about a smart city is that when you watch it, it might be watching you back.

Are Smart Cities Really That Smart?

A Guide to Chicago’s Array of Things Initiative. How-To Build Smart Cities Using Minimum Viable City Approach - IoT WorldIoT World. Think “Lean Methodology” – Build, Measure and Learn. I think that’s how we should build Smart Cities. We can no longer take the risks of building projects fast and become “white elephants” which Wikipedia defined as: {76989219 b061 44a2 9d05 66d1ac1a55e4} NavigatingUrbanEnergyTransformation.

Smart cities: the concept vs reality. In much the same way that all large-scale inventions change society, from the creation of fire to mobile phones, the human race will adapt to a new normal and find space within a smart city to evolve, innovate and create – just as they always have done. Uncovering the Early History of “Big Data” and the “Smart City” in Los Angeles – Boom California. A critical appreciation. by Mark Vallianatos “To describe this diverse region in such a way as to make comprehensible the many dimensions of the city’s population and the identification of its problems has required years of analysis, millions of pieces of data, hours of computer time, and sometimes heroic assumptions; however, this has all been necessary to enable an evaluation of a city of this scope.”

Los Angeles Community Analysis Bureau, “The State of the City: A Cluster Analysis of Los Angeles,” 1974. Whether you call the approach “smart cities,” “intelligent cities” or “digital cities,” DataLA puts Garcetti on a growing list of mayors who believe that better use of information technology and data can help them govern cities more effectively, connect residents to city government and resources, and spur high-tech employment. Like many smart, new ideas, however, it’s not new. The society of the future looks nothing like you might imagine. The state of smart city development in 7 charts. Chicago learns from other cities' experiences to develop CityKey. Membership cards, credit cards, transit cards, security badges and various identification for other products and services make our wallets increasingly fatter.

But Chicago is joining a number of cities in introducing an all-in-one municipal ID card — dubbed CityKey — that will allow residents to leave many of their existing cards at home. New Haven, CT sparked the municipal ID trend more than a decade ago when it took the controversial step of offering undocumented immigrants an identification card that would allow them to take advantage of certain city services such as using the library, opening a utility account or opening a bank account. The concept has evolved substantially since that time, but cities often fight the misconception that the cards are only for undocumented immigrants; they’re actually for everyone, especially populations that have difficulty obtaining ID cards. So came the idea of a card that offers every citizen the same benefits and access to what the city offers. Atlanta's first 'Smart Neighborhood' is under development. Which cities are truly ‘smart’? Amsterdam is rightly held up as a flagship so how did it achieve so much in the last ten years?

Which cities are truly ‘smart’? Amsterdam is rightly held up as a flagship so how did it achieve so much in the last ten years? It is hard to find a major city today that doesn’t have a ‘smart’ brand. But scratch below the surface and it is often difficult to find much more than fine words and slick marketing. ‘Aspirational’ would be the polite description of many cities’ efforts to date. Amsterdam, alongside Barcelona, has arguably achieved more than any other European city. Atlanta issues RFP to advance smart city 'strategic infrastructure initiative' To build an inclusive smart city, look through an age-friendly lens.

Forget 'smart'—we need 'context cities' Since September, I have worked in, or visited, 18 cities in Europe, Australia, and the United States, listening throughout for common messages of harmony or discord. I have been waiting for modern Sirens of the Odyssey to divert me, with some divine melody of urbanism or common thread to make sense of it all, to wed, for instance, Brisbane with Cleveland, or Lisbon and Cairns. Instead, I see cities united in a search for context, and how to wed old-world identity with the global forces of change. With each visit, consultancy, book talk or class lecture, it's been uncanny to watch nearly every city struggle to integrate the challenges of globalism with a vernacular, even unique history. The menu of wants is never-ending: technology hubs, light rail, bike paths, upscale housing, "smart city" dashboards and data, variations in height and scale.

And then there's jobs, housing, incubators, data, lifestyle, tourism, and more! Exhibition – Kyoto Smart City Expo 2017. International Conference on Smart Cities: Potentials, Prospects and Discontents. Tel Aviv University, September 12-14, 2017. City Leader of the Year: Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh. Why a shared digital infrastructure is crucial for smart cities. Editor's Note: This piece was written by Hanan Markovich, director of product marketing at CIVIQ Smartscapes.

Amid tech enthusiasm, we may miss an opportunity to humanize smart cities. Editor's Note: This piece was written by Susanne Seitinger, global smart cities lead at Philips Lighting. Small Cities Get Smarter: How Municipalities are Making IoT Work for Them. San Diego weighs options to reach 100% renewable energy. 6 smart cities ideas from the tech industry. Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been obsessing about in films for years.

When building a smart city, start with intersections. Editor's Note: This piece was written by Kurtis McBride, CEO of Miovision. Honeywell playbook: How smaller cities got smarter. Bill Gates is building his own smart city in Arizona. How collaboration facilitates smarter communities. Experimental City: The Sci-Fi Utopia That Never Was. With solar energy, recycling, computers, and personal mass transit, the 1960s-era Minnesota Experimental City was a prescient and hopeful vision of the urban future. A new documentary tells its story. To forestall the continuing growth of cities as “cancerous organisms,” the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) was conceived in the mid-1960s by epochal technologist Athelstan Spilhaus. A modular settlement of 250,000 people or more, the city was to be powered by clean energy and run on public transit. Experimental City would be a tabula rasa—a place to begin anew, free from the constraints and compromises of past cities, located in the remote marshlands of northern Minnesota.

Spilhaus could be gruff, but maintained a patrician air, expressed in his decades-running “Our New Age” comic strip, which confidently proclaimed science fiction to be science fact just around the corner. Spilhaus was far ahead of the day’s consensus on climate change and the necessity of minimizing waste. Smart Quad-Generation Plant Prouduces All Four Key Utilities – Smart Cities Connect. Holy Land: The Innovation Hubs of Tel Aviv & Ramallah (Part 2/5) Smart Communities. Building the Learning City.

The 3 keys to city inclusivity: Collaboration, access and P3s. Economist. Making Smart Cities a Smarter Way - LABCITIES. National Day Rally 2017: Singapore focuses on integrating systems to realise Smart Nation. You Too can Build a Sustainable City through Crowdfunding. Creative city, smart city ... whose city is it? Smart cities and the Internet of Things a municipal transformation with the HPE Universal IoT Platform business white paper (Business white paper/4AA6-5129ENW.pdf) Smart Lighting: The Gateway to a Smarter City. The year ahead for smart cities: Connectivity, connected lighting and mobility. How to build a smart city: Expert tips on where to start (and pitfalls to avoid)

City managers get together to debate the governance of Smart City strategies. While governments talk about smart cities, it's citizens who create them. Futuristic Eco-City Masdar Keeps Rising, Right On (a New) Schedule - PSFK. Mobile apps set the pace of the city. Location data will change decision-making in cities. The year ahead for smart cities: Connectivity, connected lighting and mobility. This is what makes your city better. Seattle hires first smart city coordinator to manage policies, networks. CDI Negev. Satellites For Urban Management & Smart Cities. Sustainable, Connected and Livable Cities. America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City. Small smart city projects show more success than large ones. The Future of CRM and Customer Service: Look to Boston. How to build a smart city: Expert tips on where to start (and pitfalls to avoid) The Future of Cities – Oscar Boyson – Medium. Harvard Kennedy School - Cities: Laboratories of Innovation. Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team. Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation - Accueil. Data-Smart City Solutions. Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities. Smart Cambridge set to speed up ‘smart’ solutions for the region. Thousands of sensors will make Cambridge the world’s smartest city - Cambridge - Cambridge Independent. Why Boston Is One Of The World’s Smartest Cities. ‘Smart Cambridge’ data hub to support futuristic projects to combat Cambridge congestion.

Center for an Urban Future (CUF) חדשנות והעיר הגדולה: רעיונות לשיפור העיר שכבר נוסו והצליחו. פורסמו הפיינליסטים בתחרות בלומברג לערי אירופה. הנה כמה. קרן בלומברג מגיעה לישראל עם מענקי חדשנות לירושלים ולתל אביב. הכירו את ה- i-teams. OneDrive. Tel-Aviv-wins-World-Smart-Cities-Award-20-Nov-2014. Planetizen: The independent resource for people passionate about planning and related fields. Significant milestone for Smart City development - standards organizations agree to work together to move cities to greater smartness. 58c03164a635c. Getting Smarter About Smart Cities. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie.

What Does it Mean to Be a “Smart City?” - LABCITIES. Digitizing Sheffield Through Open Data. Big Data and Smart Cities: How to find sinergies in between. Why smart cities need to become smarter about technology. A Starter Kit for Data-Smart Cities. City of Boston using data to improve firefighting and other services, report says. What Works Cities - What Works Cities.