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Arranca la primera edición del Smart City Expo en México

Fira de Barcelona ha puesto hoy en marcha la primera edición de Smart City Expo en Puebla (México), un evento dedicado a las ciudades inteligentes que esta institución organiza con la colaboración de instituciones locales. En un comunicado, Fira de Barcelona ha destacado que este salón reunirá desde hoy y …

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For Tactical Urbanism on City Streets

It was about 1977 when folks from the Department of Public Works of my Stuttgart Borough of Bad Cannstatt engaged in some tactical urbanism by nailing railroad ties to the pavement of some streets in my neighborhood. In just a few hours they had some streets converted in segments of …

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Top 4 Portuguese Smart Cities: Bragança, Lisbon, Oporto, and Oeiras

by Vitor Pereira A recent study developed by IDC – Analyse The Future, places Bragança, Lisbon, Oporto and Oeiras at the Top 4 intelligent cities in Portugal. This study, presented in Lisbon at the Analytical Cities event, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, was developed with the …

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Webinar Round-up: What Makes a Smart City?

Commuter cycling to work in a suit. by David Thorpe Last week’s webinar on Smart Cities by Sustainable Cities Collective was a successful discussion of many of the controversial aspects of smart cities. Here you can read the Twitter record (Storify) and below is the podcast and slide show. Listen here As …

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People-Centric Smart Cities: Five Ways Technology can Support Better Urban Living

  What are smart cities? While there isn’t a standard definition, consensus is growing around the idea that smart cities utilize technology to foster green development, innovation, and new forms of citizen participation. Smart cities currently enjoy a strong positive image, with 89.6 percent of the population in ten U.S. …

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New Project to Develop Training for Tomorrow’s Leaders of Sustainable Cities

by David Thorpe   Today’s cities need leaders and managers in all departments who are experienced in the latest knowledge and best practice about sustainability and the built environment, democracy and how technology can help create a inclusive communities. But they are thin on the ground. Educational institutions need to be …

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New Urban Innovation Centre Will Incubate Ideas for Smarter Cities

The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, Claire Mookerjee, Project Lead Urbanism @futurecitiescat, and Peter Madden, CEO of Future Cities Catapult, at the Urban Innovation Centre opening yesterday. by David Thorpe A new Urban Innovation Centre has opened in London as a facility for urban innovators, particularly in the area of ‘smart’ cities, to …

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What Will it Take to Create Smart Cities in India?

In June 2014, the Government of India announced its ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities across the country. This plan will be administered by the Ministry of Urban Development, and will focus on building new smart cities and redeveloping existing urban regions with populations of over 100,000 people. The government …

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An Urban Lab Helps Cities Switching to LED to See the Light

A new lab near Copenhagen gives lighting vendors a place to showcase their latest designs and city officials a place to view them in a real urban setting. (David Zinck) ALBERTSLUND, Denmark — If you’ve ever bought a compact fluorescent light bulb, or one of the newer LEDs, you may …

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Let’s see what the BRICS teach us about urbanisation and economic growth

Our new interactive data visualisation plots countries’ incomes per capita against their levels of urbanisation. Governments tend to love economic growth, and be very ambivalent about urbanisation. Yet countries don’t become wealthy without urbanising. Moreover, efforts to inhibit urbanisation have often been socially destructive. What can the BRICS – Brazil, …

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