CONCERTO Details Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 16:05 Welcome to the CONCERTO website!The website is not currently being updated as the CONCERTO Premium project has been completed. Site updates can be expected as of November 2014 when the successor project "Smart Cities and Communities Information Systems" commences. You're interested in the use of multiple renewable energy sources, in combination with sustainable construction and energy efficiency measures? Look no further - Find role models, case studies, assessments, recommendations and intelligent enquiries on our website, concerning projects in 58 cities and communities that have already been or are being carried out. → You also have the possibility to choose the level of information that is best suited to your needs: a first level that provides “at a glance” facts and/or in some cases a secondary level for “more detailed” information about the CONCERTO cities and communities, implemented technologies and policies.
Urbanflow | Urbanscale Over the past ten years, dozens of cities around the world have installed expensive, nominally “interactive” informational kiosks in their sidewalks, plazas and public places. Our research suggests that the overwhelming majority of these remain woefully underutilized, resulting in virtually no return on the significant investment involved in installing and maintaining them. We set about trying to understand why this is, and how we might go about designing something that would see real use. We started with this simple, even obvious question: what might cities do with situated screens that would be generate value for itself, its citizens and visitors, given the wealth of information it has available? We don’t believe that any particularly noteworthy progress will be made by dumping data on a screen and calling it a day, let alone transposing an utterly inappropriate “app” model from smartphones to large, situated displays. Journey planning and wayfinding/wayshowing.
Smart City Living Lab Growing urbanisation, sustainable development, digital challenge, users’ involvement, economic and cultural attractiveness, governance are part of the main stakes cities have to tackle. To face this plural urban reality, it has become necessary to find adapted means to conceive cities and territorial development. A better consideration of the uses, the creation of real consultation methods have priority. Thus, the new processes to imagine have to respond to a main stake: to restructure urban places to live and to invent a creative, sustainable and citizen–centred city. As a laboratory for urban innovation, SmartCity invites people from creative and digital economy, users, academics, local authorities, architects and urban planners to create unreleased ways of apprehending and transforming the city. In France, a full-scale experimentation is led in the south of Paris since 2007, in partnership with the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. ◊ To study new urban uses
MCR – How Smart Is My City? | Cybersalon Free tickets available at Eventbrite! Thursday, 15th January 2015, 6.30pm at The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD How smart is your city? We are a city species. From the early cities on the Mesopotamian plain the city has evolved to be a focus of trade, power and security. Cities offer resource and production efficiencies due to density and agglomeration, but even these efficiencies are reaching their limit. Can these challenges be fixed through technology? Others believe that this technocentric view of the Smart City is flawed and there is a need to reposition the human back into the centre of the debate. Speakers Rob Kitchin (University of Maynooth) – Ethical consequences of the smart city Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Julian Tait – Moderator
Gallery · mbostock/d3 Wiki Wiki ▸ Gallery Welcome to the D3 gallery! More examples are available for forking on Observable; see D3’s profile and the visualization collection. Please share your work on Observable, or tweet us a link! Visual Index Basic Charts Techniques, Interaction & Animation Maps Statistics Examples Collections The New York Times visualizations Jerome Cukier Jason Davies Jim Vallandingham Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Peter Cook Charts and Chart Components Bar Chart Histogram Pareto Chart Line and Area Chart Pie Chart Scatterplot and Bubble chart Parallel Coordinates, Parallel sets and Sankey Sunburst and Partition layout Force Layout Tree Misc Trees and Graphs Chord Layout (Circular Network) Maps Misc Charts Miscellaneous visualizations Charts using the reusable API Useful snippets Tools Interoperability Online Editors Products Store Apps
Smart Citizen : Smartcitizen What are the real levels of air pollution around your home or business? and what about noise pollution? and humidity? Now imagine that you could know them, share instantly and compare with other places in your city, in real time ... How could this information help to improve our environment quality? From Smart Citizen we want to answer to these questions and many more, through the development of low-cost sensors. What Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of people in the cities. The Smart Citizen project is based on geolocation, Internet and free hardware and software for data collection and sharing ( Smart Citizen Kit - SCK , RESTful api, Mobile App and, the web community ), and (in a second phase) the production of objects; it connects people with their environment and their city to create more effective and optimized relationships between resources, technology, communities, services and events in the urban environment. Who Collaborators Partners Crowdfunding Team
Open Smart Cities I: Open Source Internet of Things - Open Smart Cities I: Open Source Internet of Th... | Observatorio de CENA "Open Smart Cities I" is the first post of a series of three that address, from the point of view of open source software, several technological areas related to Smart Cities, as the Internet of Things, Cloud, Big Data, or Smart Cities platform of services and applications. In this post, we make a brief review of the concept of Smart City, and introduce the topic of Internet of Things, wherein we explore the potential of open source technologies (software, hardware and standar). Read this post in Spanish Introduction: What Makes Cities Smart? The EPIC Project (EU Platform for Intelligent Cities) in relation to the Smart City definition notes that the current economic crisis, combined with growing citizen expectations, is increasing the pressure on cities to provide better infrastructure and more efficient services, often for less cost. Cooperation and information exchange are both key ideas in the Smart City paradigm. 2. 2.1. More information:
Thales VivaCity: Solutions for the Smart City World leader in Transport and Security systems, Thales has built an established presence within urban markets, including road, rail, tram, ticketing, passenger-information, supervision and control systems. Now, Thales VivaCity takes city integration to the next stage, with solutions for the smart city that deliver even greater synergies by leveraging concepts such as interoperability, connectivity, and the widespread availability of data. The approach offered by Thales VivaCity is to work together, with city authorities and operators, and implement individually tailored solutions for the smart city, that put the citizen first, drive citizen engagement, enable informed choices, and provide a better quality of life. Thales is helping cities to step up to the challenge of growing urbanisationby delivering city wide solutions that offer better and more integrated transport, safety,and security infrastructure that increases efficiency and improves quality of life.
Smart Cities and Urban Analytics The UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is one of the leading research centres in the science of cities, generating new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, policy and design, and drawing on the latest geospatial methods and ideas in computer-based visualisation and modelling. Smart Cities is a key area of future innovation and investment in the UK, and Smart Cities and Urban Analytics is currently the only UK-based Master’s programme available. Companies such as Intel, IBM, ARUP and CISCO all have strategies around Smart City development, creating a demand for skilled personnel. CASA has been in talks with all of these companies and the Programme Director sits on the newly-created Smart Cities Board at the Greater London Authority to advise the Mayor on developments. Student / staff ratios › 8 staff › 19 taught students › 14 research students Department: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Are better signs the secret to a successful city? | Cities Street signs, airport signs, signs in shopping malls and railway stations: they’re all around us, but we only really notice them when they go wrong – when we’re looking for a sign that’s not there, or are led in a circle by a mysterious set of signs whose promised objective never appears, as though we are the butt of some deadpan semiotic joke cooked up in the bowels of the University of Paris. Yet signs are, of course, carefully designed objects. They have a history and, right now, are even in the throes of something like a revolution. The Legible Cities movement takes its inspiration from the American social geographer Kevin A Lynch, who published the seminal book The Image of the City in 1960, introducing the concept of the “legibility” of urban space. The modern Legible Cities idea began in Bristol in the late 1990s, when planners wanted to communicate information about city-centre regeneration projects. But would we want to?
Seizing Our Destiny The Sunday breakfast review - 'Seizing Our Destiny', published by ICF Market analysts, by definition, take a very sectorised view of the way economies function. In daily outputs fueling the financial news and informing political economists they are oft fascinated (or terrified) by the extraordinary lightness of being digital. As I stir sticky syrup into this autumnal breakfast bowl of warm porridge it loses viscosity and starts to flow – much like the digitally-enabled warming and loosening up of sector behaviour. New markets appear and others are absorbed with increasing rapidity. Ideas, functions and data, are integrated into new formats, devices and applications. There are no tradeable stocks and shares for cities or towns so we are fed metrics on the health of whole industries and an occasional take on the fortunes of regions – particularly where these are characterised by a single industry. Notes: