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The upside of Buenos Aires’ bike lanes? The boon to business | SmartPlanet

The upside of Buenos Aires’ bike lanes? The boon to business | SmartPlanet | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

BUENOS AIRES — Buenos Aires’ 100-kilometer network of bike paths was meant to decongest the city and improve its citizens’ health. 

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In Buenos Aires, improving bike transit has helped businesses located near bike routes.

 

And, as cycling becomes "cool" again, new businesses catering to bicycle accessories, repairs and rentals are popping up all over town.

 

SmartPlanet references studies in Portland, Oregon that show the value of the bike-related businesses to the local economy.

 

It's a "smart city" move...

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50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired!

50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired! | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets.
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Nat Sones's curator insight, March 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Internet of things, world of connection. The cities of today and tomorrow will be as driven by devices as individual people are now. 

Paco Prieto's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:15 AM

Muy interesante. !! Fantásticas aplicaciones en el mundo del agua !! @juanpaespi

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:41 AM

Great list of applications of sensors grids.

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From hype to reality for the IoT with the Gartner hype cycle

From hype to reality for the IoT with the Gartner hype cycle | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Will the IoT have a smooth transition from the top of the hype cycle to general acceptance?
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As Paul Wallbank says, the IoT is a collection of different technologies, and that makes this particular hype cycle different.

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Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 2 | Future Cities

Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 2 | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
IHS analysts reveal that big data and its close cousin, open data, are laying the foundations for smart cities. Part two of a two-part blog.
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The Smart Santander project includes 'participatory sensing.' This service aims at exploiting the use of citizens’ smartphones to make people become systematic observers and contributors of data. It takes advantage of the ability of these devices to be connected to people and with people as well as to the core network.

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Humberto Figliuolo Junior's curator insight, August 7, 4:06 PM

2 parte do artigo bastante interessante sobre como usar grande massas de dados para gerar informações que podem direcionar ações e tomada de decisão nas grandes cidades.

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Startup map: IOT companies (UK & Europe)

Startup map: IOT companies (UK & Europe) | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As of May 13th 2013, started by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) founder of the Good Night Lamp & co-organiser of the Internet of Things Meetup in London (@iotlondon)
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A useful map of IoT startups and companies put together by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) founder of the Good Night Lamp & co-organiser of the Internet of Things Meetup in London (@iotlondon). 

In case you'd like to add to this, Alex has provided a form: 

https://designswarm.typeform.com/to/laEzXM

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Internet of Things - M2M Magazine

Challenges and Opportunities in the Internet of Things - M2M Magazine | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

  By Alexander Damisch, Director IoT, Wind River The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just a technology, or a system, or an architecture—it is mainly a business case...

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Susan Llewelyn Leach - Smart Avenue, Barcelona | Future Cities

Susan Llewelyn Leach - Smart Avenue, Barcelona | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona's elegant shopping boulevard, is being transformed into the city's smartest.
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Josep Ramon Ferrer, Barcelona's Smart City director, sees these innovations as part of an inevitable progression. Just as the public couldn't imagine being in an urban environment where there is no water, electricity, or sewers, he says, in the future, it will be inconceivable not to have smart technology.

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Electric ‘Boris cars’ are coming to London – how do they work in Paris?

Electric ‘Boris cars’ are coming to London – how do they work in Paris? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
When the electric car-sharing scheme Autolib’ launched in the French capital, staff were advised to expect a complete disaster. Three years and 30m miles later, the biggest concern is pigeons
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The idea is to reduce the number of cars in a city -- and that would free up the space used for parking, for example. More parks! And easy to find parking spaces for the fewer cars in circulation.

It's such a smart idea -- wouldn't you use them if you lived in such a city? I would -- most definitely.

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Smart City : à Montpellier, IBM expérimente la ville connectée

Smart City : à Montpellier, IBM expérimente la ville connectée | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A Montpellier, IBM compte développer son projet de ville connectée et intelligente afin de déployer sa solution Intelligent Operations Center pour la gestion des smart city de demain.

Via CITC-EuraRFID
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The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020 | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As big as Internet of Things could be, the only real way to measure its value is by developer counts, not sensor counts.
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Why parks and green spaces are important for smart cities? | Place I Live

Why parks and green spaces are important for smart cities? | Place I Live | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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Smart cities have to do with quality of life.

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Hardware renaissance sparked by the IoT

Hardware renaissance sparked by the IoT | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Analysts at ABI Research estimate the number of developers involved in Internet of Things (IoT) activities will reach 1.7 million globally by the end of 2014 – with the broader IoT ecosystem forecast to surpass three million developers in 2019.
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Pablo Valerio - IoT Helps Fight Noise Pollution | Future Cities

Pablo Valerio - IoT Helps Fight Noise Pollution | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Wireless sensors and smartphone apps are weapons in the fight against urban noise annoyance.
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Cities can use wireless sensors to monitor urban noise -- collecting information remotely and in real time. Such is the case in the SmartSantander project in the north of Spain. It is a trend that has more cities looking at hybrid solutions to collect environmental data (noise, traffic, air pollution) and getting citizens involved as well. 

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How do you build a smart city? Start with energy, tech, water

How do you build a smart city? Start with energy, tech, water | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The series "Previewing the possible for smart cities" begins, starting with the basics: energy, water and information and communication technology.
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This is the first in Sue Lebeck's four-part series "Previewing the possible for smart cities.

Standards, prestandards and potential future standards relevant to the smart cities of the future are emerging — through new paradigms, city-centric networks, alliances and consortia and certification bodies. The best practices and more that arise from these efforts will provide or inform the standardization which will lead us to our 21st century new normal for cities.

 

This brief compilation of emerging standards reveals the breadth of the smart city subject, the value of collaboration, the opportunities for innovation and the potential for 21st century transformation.

 

Starting with the ICT enablers that drive smart cities, this multi-part sampling will touch also upon energy, water, transportation, the built environment, carbon and climate, resilience, community, materials and food, finance and economic development, city business and measurement indicators.

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Libelium Smart Logistics Sensors Add Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring | Business Wire

Libelium Smart Logistics Sensors Add Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring | Business Wire | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Libelium releases Smart Logistics modules for Waspmote that monitor location data in real time via 3G+GPS, collect sensor data and transmit to the Cloud

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Smart Logistics applications include continuous vehicle fleet tracking, container goods control, and asset management, or other location-based services.

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Wait for the Bus inside a Giant Typographic Sculpture in Baltimore

Wait for the Bus inside a Giant Typographic Sculpture in Baltimore | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Residents of a neighborhood in Baltimore now have the most obvious place to wait for a bus ever designed. The ingenious stop is comprised of three 14' typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word "BUS" while functioning as benches and a novel leisure space.

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Scott Ferguson - Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 1 | Future Cities

Scott Ferguson - Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 1 | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
IHS analysts reveal that big data and its close cousin, open data, are laying the foundations for how metropolises can change the way we think about governance, infrastructure, public safety, and more.
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Analytics, big and open data, and the information that people are willing to provide may have the most influence on how urban places are developing.

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SPUR urbanists on improving VTA public transit in car-centric Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Business Journal

SPUR urbanists on improving VTA public transit in car-centric Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Stop expanding roads, increase transportation funding and focus on public transit hubs: Urban planning group SPUR outlines its vision for decreasing car dependence in Silicon Valley.
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Discussing Smart Cities, we're always looking for ways to improve transport systems. That is one reason why I've included this most timely article from Silicon Valley, the home of innovation, where everyone drives, and public transport is difficult. Beyond trams, trains and light rail, we should stop building new roads, listen to citizens, develop transit hubs, access real time information. etc...

Can the home of new car companies such as Tesla, this cradle of technology, of startups and the VCs who fund them, be a showplace for efficient, modern, cheap and clean public transportation? That would be a Silicon Valley achievement.

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Smart Cities Council | What is your smart city IQ? These 100 cities will soon know

Smart Cities Council | What is your smart city IQ? These 100 cities will soon know | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The popular smart city rankings conducted by Council Advisor Boyd Cohen have been enhanced this year with expanded indicators, a new advisory panel and an exciting invitation for 100 cities around the world to see how they rank. Is your city on the list?
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Boyd Cohen's new city rankings survey has been revised to 62 indicators; of those 16 directly overlap with the new ISO sustainable cities standard.

The Index has also been expanded this year to include 25 countries from all four regions of the world, selected on the basis of their 2014 Innovation Cities Index Score.

Are these the 100 smartest cities?

 If you have questions, contact bcohen@udd.cl.

EUROPE: London, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Stockholm, Hamburg, Lyon, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Helsinki, Manchester, Frankfurt, Oslo, Leipzig, Brussels, Marseille, Düsseldorf, Strasbourg, The Hague, Cologne, Bordeaux, Barcelona.ASIA PACIFIC: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, Yokohama, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Wellington, Singapore, Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Taipei, Bangkok.LATAM: São Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Medellin, Curitiba, Monterrey, Brasilia, Bogotá, Panama City, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Puebla, Recife, Cordoba, San Salvador, Porto Alegre, San Jose, Costa Rica, Guadalajara, Valparaíso, Caracas, Santo Domingo, DR, Montevideo, Santiago, Lima.NORTH AMERICA: San Francisco - San Jose, New York, Boston, Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Montréal, Vancouver, Raleigh-Durham, Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, Portland, Minneapolis-St Paul, Newark, Québec, Denver, Kansas City.
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5 reasons the Maker Movement will drive the Internet of Things

5 reasons the Maker Movement will drive the Internet of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

[June 2014]: Making things is cool again! James Mack, KORE Marketing & Channel Development Manager lays the case for why hobbyists and makers are the ones who will move the IoT forward.

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Creativity, rapid prototyping, working around limitations, reducing complexity, and community development are the factors cited by James Mack of KORE that show that it is the makers who'll be the greatest contributors to the IoT era.

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Ulrich Rousseau's curator insight, July 11, 9:11 AM

et au moins autant de raison de donner aux makers les outils pour développer l'internet des objets

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Libelium Links with Barcelona Smart Cities Cloud Platform | Libelium

Libelium Links with Barcelona Smart Cities Cloud Platform | Libelium | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

SAN MATEO, Calif., CHICAGO, BARCELONA, and ZARAGOZA, Spain—June 23, 2014— Libelium has included the Sentilo open source software platform in its core product line for Smart Cities deployments...

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12 simple technologies for cities that are Smart, open and fair

12 simple technologies for cities that are Smart, open and fair | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
(Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian film Metropolis pictured a city that exploited futuristic technologies, but only on behalf of a minority of its citizens. Image by Breve Storia del Cinema)
Efficiency; resilience; growth; vitality.
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Smart, open, fair...

 

Smart Cities and IoT technology should lead to openness and accessibility for digital services and information.

 

According to Rick Robertson of IBM, the value that Open Data, mobile phones, virtual currencies and other tech deployments can bring is to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time, building better cities and communities for tomorrow.

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Barcelona's Sentilo smart city platform is the first built by a municipality 

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Th Barcelona City Council designed Sentilo to monitor noise and air pollution, starting out in a large public square in the city. It has since rolled out its deployment further. It is an open source project whose name is derived from the Esperanto translation of ‘sensor.’ The source code is freely available from its website and is mirrored on GitHub and Sentilo has also been deployed in Reus and Terrassa.  
 
In terms of the system architecture, Libelium Waspmotes transmit the data they collect back to the Sentilo platform via ZigBee and 802.15.4 in 868MHz and 900MHz, as well as using Wi-Fi, BLE and 3G/GPRS. The data is backhauled by the Meshlium hub, which can be linked to Sentilo by Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS. The Meshlium gateway stores the collated data locally in case it loses its connection with the cloud software. It is driven by Power over Ethernet (PoE), which can be delivered from an AC power line, DC battery or solar panel, or even a car cigarette lighter plug. The gateway uses an Atheros AR5213A IEEE 802.11b/g or 802.11 a/b/g chipset and runs an open source Linux OS called the Manager Meshlium System.  
 
Environmentally rated at IP65 (waterproof and dustproof level), each Meshlium can operate in a temperature range of -20C to +50C and should prove capable of keeping the Waspmote sensor nodes connected to the cloud in most of the weather conditions that Barcelona is likely to see in the future. 
 
The Meshlium can be used in other implementations as a ZigBee to Ethernet router, ZigBee to 3G/GPRS router, Wi-Fi access point, WiFi mesh node (hence the name), Wi-Fi to 3G router, Bluetooth scanner and analyzer, a GPS-3G real-time tracker and a smartphone scanner to detect iOS and Android devices by their MAC addresses. This sort of device, with its many deployment possibilities, is key to building a sustainable and flexible IoT network architecture – especially a network that could be rolled out across an entire city and support multiple simultaneous device deployments.  

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In the wake of Intel's deal with San José, what makes a smart city?

In the wake of Intel's deal with San José, what makes a smart city? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Cities around the world are investing in sensor networks and the software to manage them, but what actually makes a city smart as opposed to merely connected?
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Welcome to the era of big, bad open information. Context needed.

Welcome to the era of big, bad open information. Context needed. | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Connected devices can generate gobs of data, but if we’re going to open it up we’re also going to the need the context that will make it meaningful.
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If we demand context and facts instead of dumb numbers, the biggest legacy of the internet of things will be a world that is more transparent and democratic.

 
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Platform Economics Will Rule the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review

Platform Economics Will Rule the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As everyday objects get connected, brace yourself for network effects, says one economist.
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The network effect—when each new user of a product makes its value higher. Think of the telephone a century ago. The greater the number of people who used Bell’s invention, the more valuable it became to all of them. 

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Ken Forster's curator insight, May 31, 6:55 AM

Are you a product business or a platform business? It is linear vs. exponential.

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Smart cities : où sont-elles en Europe ?

Smart cities : où sont-elles en Europe ? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Les Etats membres de l'Union européenne comptent pas moins de 240 villes intelligentes. 18 d'entre elles se situent en France.
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André Lemos's curator insight, May 16, 6:21 AM

Um mapa das cidades inteligentes na Europa. Reino Unido é onde há mais experiências.