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Engines of national and global growth
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Het aanbieden van gratis wifi aan bezoekers mag niet worden belemmerd

Het aanbieden van gratis wifi aan bezoekers mag niet worden belemmerd | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
BELTUG krijgt steeds meer vragen van warenhuizen, industrie, banken, overheidsinstellingen, gemeentes, … over de verplichtingen bij het aanbieden van gratis wifi aan bezoekers. Is het nodig gebruikers – persoon of toestel – te kunnen identificeren? Moeten er gegevens worden bijgehouden?
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Van een parking een buurttuin maken: deze bende is er in geslaagd in het Rabot

Van een parking een buurttuin maken: deze bende is er in geslaagd in het Rabot | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Er duiken in Gent steeds meer projecten van tijdelijke invulling op. Van het braakliggende stuk grond dat in een tuin verandert, tot het voormalige fabrieksgebouw dat buurt en kunstenaars verenigt. 't Stad is van ons! De Gentenaar zoekt opvallende buurtprojecten op. Vandaag: het Boerenhof op 't Rabot.
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When Business met Occupy: Innovating for True Collaborative Decision-Making | MIX M-Prize

When Business met Occupy: Innovating for True Collaborative Decision-Making | MIX M-Prize | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
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The View From Your Window Is Worth Cash to This Company

The View From Your Window Is Worth Cash to This Company | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.
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NIce example of reuse of hardware. Personally still a bit wary of the big brother aspect...

 

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Boston turns park benches into solar-powered charging points

Boston turns park benches into solar-powered charging points | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Let it not be said that public parks are anti-technology. Over in Boston, city officials are more than happy to try new things in green spaces, including
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The Data Revolution in Policy-Making - The Governance Lab @ NYU

The Data Revolution in Policy-Making - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Muchiri Nyaggah at the Open Institute: “There continues to be a great deal of dialogue and debate on what the data revolution from the report of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is all about. However, some have raised concerns that the emerging narrative around opening up data, strengthening national statistics offices or […]
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enviroCar

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Citizen data collecting while driving your car...

 

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Japan #SmartCity Portal - Latest information on Smart City verification experiments in four regions | #urbanism

Japan #SmartCity Portal - Latest information on Smart City verification experiments in four regions | #urbanism | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

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The Japan Smart City Portal provides up-to-date information on the four regions of Japan (City of Yokohama, Toyota City, Keihanna Science City, City of Kitakyushu) that are forging ahead with a variety of verification experiments in order to create smart cities. Various projects involving verification experiments will be implemented in these four regions in order to encourage healthy economic activities that reduce the burden on the environment while improving QoL (Quality of Life.)

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Contextualized experiences require more than sensor data | waylay.io

Contextualized experiences require more than sensor data | waylay.io | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
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UK: Setting open standards for government documents

UK: Setting open standards for government documents | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

The only way we can make the right decision is if people get involved and tell us what works best. Then we’ll be able to take out some of the frustration and inefficiency, making it easier for people to do their jobs or use our services. I’m in listening mode – trying to get a better picture of what people need.


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Valuable Humans in Our Digital Future

Valuable Humans in Our Digital Future | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
A recent article noted that lots of consumer technology is available to the poor. The things that get people out of poverty, like education and child care, are becoming more expensive. You could read that as a sign that the digital explosion is creating a new kind of shortage.
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Using Public Data to Make Laser Cut Maps

Using Public Data to Make Laser Cut Maps | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
If you have access to a laser cutter you're going to want to take a look at this brilliant tutorial. [Steven Smethurst] has figured out how to extract public map data and turn it into a file ready ...
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sometimes it's just cool. 

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Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge.

For my part in the 2014 Future of Storytelling Summit, I had the pleasure of collaborat
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City Protocol’s “Anatomy” Sets Foundation for Interoperable City Platform

City Protocol’s “Anatomy” Sets Foundation for Interoperable City Platform | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Cities hold the opportunity – and arguably the responsibility – to host and shape the vibrant and sustainable societies of tomorrow.   I first “got” this i
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Mapnificent Flemish Region - Dynamic Public Transport Travel Time Maps for Flemish Region

Mapnificent Flemish Region - Dynamic Public Transport Travel Time Maps for Flemish Region | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Mapnificent shows you areas you can reach with public transport in Flemish Region.
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Adaptive Streets - GEHL Architects

Adaptive Streets - GEHL Architects | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
As a part of my internship with Gehl Architects last year, I collaborated with a fellow student from the University of Washington on developing a handbook showing opportunities and implementation tools for cities and engaged citizens to transform underutilized portions of the urban Right-of-Way into better spaces for people of all ages. The Adaptive Streets...
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ACCIDENTOLOGIE ROUTIERE : A VELO A PARIS | Spallian

ACCIDENTOLOGIE ROUTIERE : A VELO A PARIS | Spallian | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Alors qu’Anne Hidalgo souhaite faire passer de 2 à 15% la part modale du vélo à Paris et que le Vélib connait un succès croissant avec une augmentation de 63%
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Le Open data, bike safety and maps.... Great work.

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coUrbanize | Build better real estate & development projects

coUrbanize | Build better real estate & development projects | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
coUrbanize provides civic engagement tools that allow communities to have more productive, collaborative discussions about local real estate development and planning projects.
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Great UI, great content. Nice example of how it all ties together.

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coUrbanize aims to help communities and developers build better cities, together. With our unique interactive platform, coUrbanize helps developers to distribute project information and gather online feedback so everybody has the facts and can easily participate. This minimizes misunderstandings that can cause confusion, objections, or unnecessary delays. Development affects many people and coUrbanize helps everyone’s voice be heard.

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Map :: CheckiO

Map :: CheckiO | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
CheckiO is the game for coders. Improve your code with the help of our community. Create missions and challenge your peers.
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Anything that stimulates people to learn basic coding is A-OK!!! THis game looks awesome. Beautifully executed as well. Kudos to the makers.

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Open data: dé koevoet voor overheidsinnovatie - ManagementSite

Open data: dé koevoet voor overheidsinnovatie - ManagementSite | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Hoe een andere toepassing van informatievoorziening binnen de overheid onze maatschappij een geweldige boost kan geven. Ligt de sleutel bij de 'digi-natives'?
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Dutch article about power of open data for innovation.

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My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy

My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

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a fine example of crowdsource platforms...

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Collect ideas on improving your city

 

My City is a platform for sharing and discussing ideas on what can be improved in the city and how to make it happen.

 

 

Inspire people to take action

 

The platform lets users update the status of proposals, helping them feel engaged in the whole process of implementation.

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Weg met asfalt: Straat wordt zonnepaneel (VIDEO)

Weg met asfalt: Straat wordt zonnepaneel (VIDEO) | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
De Amerikaanse start-up Solar Roadways heeft een manier uitgedokterd om hele wegen in zonnepanelen te veranderen. In theorie zou je daar de hele VS drie keer mee van stroom kunnen voorzien.
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It no longer makes sense to ask who's in charge of public services

It no longer makes sense to ask who's in charge of public services | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Making the right decisions for public services requires leaders to work together across organisational boundaries, says Chris Lake
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A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.
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a whole new way to look at your cities' reachability...

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