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Reinier de Graaf on the insidious privatisation of the smart city

Reinier de Graaf on the insidious privatisation of the smart city | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Is the idea of the smart city really just another way for big businesses to make even more money, asks Reinier de Graaf
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U.K. Gov’t To Fund IoT For Cities Project With Up To $15M

U.K. Gov’t To Fund IoT For Cities Project With Up To $15M | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
The U.K. government is parceling out some of the £40 million earmarked for Internet of Things research back in the March pre-election budget, announcing a..
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The 10 Smartest Cities In Europe

The 10 Smartest Cities In Europe | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Which European cities are doing the most innovative things with infrastructure, technology, and entrepreneurship?
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Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data -- GCN

Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data -- GCN | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Plenario lets users assemble information from open data portals and analyze it via a single spatial and temporal index, making it possible to do complex analysis with one query.
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'Smart Cities' Should Mean 'Sharing Cities' - TIME

'Smart Cities' Should Mean 'Sharing Cities' - TIME | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
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In India, Dholera is one of 24 new smart cities planned in order to accommodate the country's rapidly expanding population.
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From Sensors to Big Data: Chicago Is Becoming a Smart City

From Sensors to Big Data: Chicago Is Becoming a Smart City | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
The sensor project that Chicago started, is the first step that is required to become a true smart city and become more efficient and save a lot of money.
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How does Open Data transform policy making?

How does Open Data transform policy making? | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Henri Verdier, the General Manager and Director of Etalab, and recently appointed as French Chief Data Officer, will be the main speaker at the conference, alongside the participation of Yann Algan, an economist and professor at Sciences Po.
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Smart Cities: Los Angeles Startup Weekend EDU 1/24 - Education Week News (blog)

Smart Cities: Los Angeles Startup Weekend EDU 1/24 - Education Week News (blog) | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Smart Cities: Los Angeles Startup Weekend EDU 1/24
Education Week News (blog)
Last year, my Smart Cities: LA post complained about the lack of "innovation and collaboration" in the city, but things are more interesting a year later.
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Smart-city news in review: Nov. 29, 2013 - Greenbang

Smart-city news in review: Nov. 29, 2013 - Greenbang | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
The deputy mayor of Barcelona has urged city officials to put citizens and regulation at the heart...
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Apps can help cities create new revenue - Cities Today

Apps can help cities create new revenue - Cities Today | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

Cities need to grasp new app technology to not only help improve the public good but also to earn valuable new revenue, 800 invited guests heard at Cisco’s inaugural two-day Internet of Things World Forum in Barcelona.


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judycurtis's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:14 PM

Also, education being an important hurdle to IoT adoption, Cisco said it will set up a Global STEM Alliance to link the New York Academy of Sciences' programs with other cities around the world. Barcelona is set to join. 

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7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts

7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Silent parks. Designing for disabilities. Human-powered data. Garbage anthropology. World-class sidewalks. Floating favelas. Paint as infrastructure.

These are the keys to the cities of the future, according to the most recent TED conference, City 2.0. Last year, for the first time, the TED Prize went to an idea—the future of the city—and a million dollars was divvied up among ten grantees all over the world.

 

Last week was the first-ever TED City 2.0 conference, featuring several of those grantees plus many other urban leaders discussing their ideas for the future of the city.


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Simple ideas wrapped in big dreams. GET INSPIRED! 

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10 steps to building a smart city

10 steps to building a smart city | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
As urban areas swell around the world, leaders are seeking better ways to accommodate citizens. Experts from a recent livechat offer advice
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If London wants to be a smart city it must learn how to use data

If London wants to be a smart city it must learn how to use data | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
New York City's model for using data analytics is an example of how London could become a more joined-up, efficient city
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Ericsson ConsumerLab: Smart citizens Presentation

A report from Ericsson ConsumerLab shows how the internet facilitates smart choices in city life. The idea of smart cities is an intriguing concept. However, t…
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A truly smart city is more than sensors big an all-seeing internet

A truly smart city is more than sensors big an all-seeing internet | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Investing billions in big data and smart technology isn’t the only answer to building more sustainable urban areas. We need to focus on the big levers
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Smart city sensors ready for roll out, Casey tells Web Summit

Smart city sensors ready for roll out, Casey tells Web Summit | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
We have put sensors on 40 bikes in Dublin and right now they are feeding back to us data about pollution, traffic congestion, you name it, says PCH boss

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'Smart Cities' Should Mean 'Sharing Cities' - TIME

'Smart Cities' Should Mean 'Sharing Cities' - TIME | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
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In India, Dholera is one of 24 new smart cities planned in order to accommodate the country's rapidly expanding population.
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Top 10 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be The Year of #ShareableCities - Collaborative Consumption

Top 10 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be The Year of #ShareableCities - Collaborative Consumption | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

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Smart Citizen Kit

Smart Citizen Kit | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
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.

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Internet of Things: Six Key Characteristics

Internet of Things: Six Key Characteristics | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Creating Internet of Things products can place businesses and their product teams in an uncomfortable place by pushing them outside of their comfort zone.

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judycurtis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:55 PM

Look at this: Intelligence, Connectivity, Sensing, Expressing, Energy, Safety -- these can be seen as the basic building block elements for devices in the Internet of Things.

Nat Sones's comment, December 19, 2013 7:03 AM
I love this post. I quibble slightly about expressing - but I love any work to pin down some key terms here to aid analysis and discussion.
judycurtis's comment, December 19, 2013 10:45 AM
Thanks, Nat. Yes, "expressing" would be the placeholder word for the function of making sense of the data flow. All of these concepts are crucial to design.
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€200,000 for smart city app challenge in Europe

€200,000 for smart city app challenge in Europe | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
The European Union is offering €200,000 in prizes for new applications that help build smarter cities – specifically for apps that that help run public serv
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Green award for smart city Bristol > LocalGov.co.uk

Green award for smart city Bristol > LocalGov.co.uk | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Bristol Smart City Programme has won a green award in Amsterdam for its work improving energy efficiency through Smart technology.
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Software Developers Will Be the Future Masons of the Smart City

Software Developers Will Be the Future Masons of the Smart City | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
With billions of products, buildings, and seemingly innocuous items such as public garbage bins with embedded sensors, software will need to pull everything together to provide a cohesive experience.
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