Pilot projects are not enough to make cities intelligent and prepare them for the future. This was the consensus at the Smart City Event that was held in Amsterdam last week. But broad implementation is often stopped by regulatory measures.
Welcome to the latest issue of FutureScape – the newsletter of Fast Future Research. In this issue we explore some of the implications of rapidly advancing and converging technologies for life, schooling, work and death.
The City Protocol is a new open, global, and progressive working framework for cities worldwide to assess and improve performance in environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, quality of life, and city services, by innovating and demonstrating new leadership models, new ways of engaging society, and by leveraging new information and communication technologies (ICT).
Many initiatives exist today on various indicators (quality, performance and life) and on normalization of trade. The City Protocol addresses the city under a systemic approach. Cities can usefully be described as complex systems since their components interact and co-determine their future. Thus, urban planning is limited by the very nature of their complexity. The city has a metabolism and a rich ecosystem, it’s very heterogeneous. Like any complex system, it changes over time, it evolves, it is fragile and must adapt to changes. Resilience is the key to also ensure continuity of services in the city at any time of crisis. Two major vectors through the development of the city, the need, its uses and functions, and chance, hazard and risk. The city should be adaptive, learning, evolving, robust, autonomous, self-repairing, and self-reproducing.
This Pike Research report examines the evolution of the smart city market, detailing the impacts on key technology markets, including smart grids, water management, transportation, building energy efficiency, and government ...
How can games be used for engaging citizens in urban matters? How the addition of urban game-like programs, crowd sourced initiatives in real/digital spaces and temporary urbanism can improve the life in smart and connected cities?
Urban Observatory es la página que el gigante de los sistemas de información geográfica ESRI pone a nuestra disposición para demostrarnos la utilidad de la visualización geolocalizada para comprender el pulso de las ciudades: para ello pone a...
Last week, representatives of many of the world's leading cities - including London, Boston, Mexico City, Barcelona and Christchurch - came to San Francisco to learn from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs about how to make their cities smarter.