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Our world is urban: cities will be smarter, with informatics, open data networks, sensors and services
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Libelium pours its smart tech into wine production

Libelium pours its smart tech into wine production | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Spanish startup's wireless technology is being used by winemakers for improved agricultural production. 
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As Heather Clancy writes in GreenBiz.com, if Libelium co-founder and CEO Alicia Asin has her way, smart systems enabled by her company's sensor networks eventually will swarm the world around us, enabling and automating more sustainable business decisions.

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Sensors - an A to Z - E & T Magazine

Sensors - an A to Z - E & T Magazine | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Sensor technology is now appearing everywhere, from kerbsides to kitchens, wheelie bins to robotic jellyfish and sensors are increasingly proving themselves to be the critical interface between the virtual web and the Internet of Things.
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The real thing behind the internet of things

The real thing behind the internet of things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
We need to think beyond technology to get value the real value from the internet of things says Alicia Asin, the CEO and co-founder of Spanish sensor company Libelium.
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Smart Cities need smarter ways of working - E & T Magazine

Smart Cities need smarter ways of working - E & T Magazine | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Technology firms are vying to sell the Internet of things to city authorities, but Chris Edwards finds that there are legal and organisational hurdles to clear first.
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A swarm of electronic dragonflies

A swarm of electronic dragonflies | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A Spanish startup shows how the internet of machines is changing the business world having installed their sensors into everything from space ships to koala bears.
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Apps can help cities create new revenue - Cities Today

Apps can help cities create new revenue - Cities Today | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | 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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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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Cloud Society: Internet of Things - do sweat the small stuff

Cloud Society: Internet of Things - do sweat the small stuff | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The so-called Internet of Things could be with us today - if we want to do the easy things first
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Jon Collins is someone you should talk to -- he has a very practical outlook on life and IT, gained from experience in both. 

When you read this you'll see what I mean.

 

Jon says there's no need to try to boil the ocean with a visionary take on this topic that is riding high on the hype curve at the moment : "...simply look around you and think about what you could do better with some sensors, some remote switches, some clever apps.  Perhaps one day we will all be living in smart cities but right now, already, we are seeing a groundswell of smart, as prices fall and capabilities grow. It doesn’t cost much to participate and the benefits can be immediate. Even as we look to the future, let’s not forget the benefits of IoT can be found in the here and now."

 We believe it.
   
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IDC White Paper - Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

  WHITE PAPER Smart Cities and the Internet of Everything: The Foundation for Delivering Next-Generation Citizen Services by Ruthbea Yesner Clark, IDC - October 2013 - Sponsored by Cisco.

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Ruthbea Yesner Clark discusses trends driving the growth of Smart Cities, a vision for the future, and real-world examples of cities on the path to Smart City management.

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Nat Sones's comment, October 30, 2013 8:55 AM
Very interesting paper; I shall dig into it in more depth, read and share. As always, Judy - very interesting insights! Thanks.
judycurtis's comment, November 1, 2013 2:55 PM
Thank you, Nat!
Fàtima Galan's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:34 AM

"IDC Government Insights defines five best practice area, and the key success factors within each, that need to be addressed in order to make the Smart City concept fully operational."

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Smart City Santander: Proven Technology, Uncertain Business Model, by Jennifer Belissent -- Forrester Blog

Smart City Santander: Proven Technology, Uncertain Business Model, by Jennifer Belissent -- Forrester Blog | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The city of Santander boasts 20,000 fixed and mobile sensors throughout the city – on buses, in parks, waste bins and in buildings.  These sensors capture bus locations, humidity in the air and soil, pollution etc.
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The title of this piece alludes to the problem of real sustainability for a Smart City. The technology works, the business case is logical and shows value. How long does it take to get the citizen engagement and buy-in?

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This horrible acronym could be great news for your connected gadgets

This horrible acronym could be great news for your connected gadgets | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As the internet of machines matures, companies seeking ways to connect devices directly to the cloud instead of through a smartphone or a computer, are adding support for 6LoWPAN — an ugly acronym with a big purpose.
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Stacey Higginbotham of GigaOm gives us the lowdown on why 6LoWPAN matters in the Internet of Things...

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@BaseGlasgow/Top 100 City Innovators on Twitter

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Rich Heap - What If Mayors Ruled the World? | Future Cities

Rich Heap - What If Mayors Ruled the World? | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Tomorrow, political theorist and author Benjamin Barber is due to join Future Cities for a live digital audio show to discuss his book If Mayors Ruled the World.

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Mr Barber makes the case for a "parliament of mayors" that would share best practices and tackle issues common to everyone. He argues that city leaders have to keep their cities funning and therefore act pragmatically, unlike politicians, who get bogged down in ideological debates and politics. Would the world make progress faster if mayors were more involved?

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roberto gilli's comment, October 17, 2013 12:51 AM
A new model? What about ancient Greece and polis? The idea is interesting: I have to see the book.
judycurtis's comment, October 17, 2013 6:46 AM
Or you might like to argue your point in the webcast, perhaps.
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Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more | Video on TED.com

In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a city bike sharing service...

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Current Challenges & Opportunities in the Connected World

From Dreamforce 2013 in San Francisco, an interactive panel discussion with industry leaders and experts from Axeda, Thingworx, Digi, Libelium & Deloitte. The panelists discuss the challenges and opportunities they see in a connected world.

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A discussion of challenges and opportunities in the connected world -- sensors, communication, Cloud -- in an expert panel at Dreamforce 2013. 

The talk brings together Alicia Asin (Libelium), Bill Zujewski (Axeda), Joel Young (Digi), Russ Fadel (ThingWorx), Bill Briggs (Deloitte), Peter Coffee (Salesforce) and the moderator Dipen Dhruv.

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Nat Sones's curator insight, November 28, 2013 6:08 AM

Like any advance, the continuing connection we see across every facet of human life, business, interaction, buying and selling is continuing to intensify, become more intelligent and aware, and more automated. What that will do to the nature of organisations, and to societies. cities, cultures and even people themselves, is still taking shape. The question is how we will meet this - prepared, to the extent you can be, or completely unprepared? Which is better - to prepare for what you can't see, or to sense and respond (like connected tech itself) to emerging conditions. Can you have both? I think yes: you have to have a desired direction, preferences, strategic 'settings' even at this level. But you have to adapt and survive as well. What do you think?

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Rich Heap - 10 Lessons From 'Un-Smart' Cities | Future Cities

Rich Heap - 10 Lessons From 'Un-Smart' Cities | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

According to Rich Heap of Future Cities, it isn't just the "smartest" (i.e. ICT-mature) cities that have the smartest ideas, with regard to sensors and connectivitity. Technology company Ericsson has published its 2013 list of the world's cities with the best ICT networks. With cities such as Stockholm, London and Singapore at the top of the list,  there are many good things happening in the cities with the least developed networks.

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According to Rich Heap of Future Cities, it isn't just the "smartest" (i.e. ICT-mature) cities that have the smartest ideas, with regard to sensors and connectivitity. Technology company Ericsson has published its 2013 list of the world's cities with the best ICT networks. With cities such as Stockholm, London and Singapore at the top of the list,  there are many good things happening in the cities with the least developed networks. Here's where the cost of hardware and networking play in a number of ways.

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The world's new megacities must be the drivers of the 'smart' water revolution

The world's new megacities must be the drivers of the 'smart' water revolution | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As cities grow to tens of millions strong, accelerated urbanisation coupled with concerns for water security is energising the "smart" water tech market
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Accelerated urbanization in the developing world and concerns about water security might be the drivers of smart urban water networks -- and present new opportunities for automation and IT.
Think of it this way: how will we provision a 50-million person city with water?

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An Illustrated Field Guide to Biking in 8 Major European Cities

An Illustrated Field Guide to Biking in 8 Major European Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Across the Old World on two wheels.

The invention of the bicycle is easily one of the greatest human achievements, one credited with ever
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Methodolatry and the Art of Measure: the new wave of urban data science | Design Observer

Methodolatry and the Art of Measure: the new wave of urban data science | Design Observer | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Via Rob Kitchin
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This is a wonderful and savant essay by Shannon Mattern, a faculty member in the School of Media Studies at the New School in New York. 

 

Lest we forget, Ms Mattern brings us back to the evolution of cities, over centuries, stating that this Smart Cities "computational vision" isn’t entirely new. She asks us to trace today’s smart cities back to the durable metaphor of the city-as-machine. Far from a modernist invention, she says cities have long relied on machinic modules; the grid plan, for instance, has for millennia served as a “machine” for efficient circulation. Urban historians have also conceived the city as a machine for information management. 


Great article, superbly researched. A great read.

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Could Sparkling Glow-in-the-Dark Pavement Replace Street Lights?

Could Sparkling Glow-in-the-Dark Pavement Replace Street Lights? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
This energy-efficient technology to illuminate pathways is environmentally friendly and beautiful.
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Very smart and very beautiful, indeed.

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The Emerging IoT Business Landscape

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At the Internet of Things World Forum in Barcelona (Oct 29-31, 2013)  here are slides from a panel session with IoT executives from GE, Intel, Bosch and Telefonica, led by Claro Partners.


This is a snapshot of their discussion on the emerging IoT business landscape today.


A tool developed by Claro Partners maps out IoT offerings to help companies identify opportunities in the Internet of Things. 

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LED streetlights bring smart city tech to New York City

LED streetlights bring smart city tech to New York City | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Big Apple will save $14 million with lower energy and maintenance costs, and residents will see their streets in a whole new light.
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LED lighting officially has made the list of technologies for smart cities of the future. New York City will convert 250,000 streetlights to LEDs, a move that will save the city $14 million a year and literally change how residents see their city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week.

Several cities, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston, already have committed to phasing out the traditional high-pressure sodium lights used in streetlights to LEDs. Bloomberg's office expects New York to be the largest conversion project in the U.S., marking a significant milestone for the adoption of LED lighting technology. The project, which began with pilot tests in 2009, is set for completion in 2017.

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The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) in Spain | Social E-Things

The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) in Spain | Social E-Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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La empresa zaragozana Libelium lanza con IBM un kit para el internet de las cosas / Noticias / SINC

La empresa zaragozana Libelium lanza con IBM un kit para el internet de las cosas / Noticias / SINC | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
SINC, Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas, plataforma multimedia de comunicación científica
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Cisco Innovators: JP Vasseur and The Internet of Things

JP Vasseur, Cisco Fellow, author and leader in the area of IP and the Internet of Things shares his thoughts on innovation...

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Internet of Things Key Players: Large Companies- Postscapes

Internet of Things Key Players: Large Companies- Postscapes | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Internet of Things Key Players: Large Companies - A look at IoT initiatives from some of the biggest companies in the world. -
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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:23 AM

IoT Key Players here is what happening a useful reprise