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What makes a city resilient?

What makes a city resilient? | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
While many point to robust disaster defences, others claim social cohesion is what makes a city great. They're both right, and new projects aim to unearth dozens of other factors
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Resilient, smart, connected... All it boils down to is make a city adaptable to it's citizens, not the other way around.

 

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:50 AM

Adaptability with a mind towards the citizen's well being is the key to resiliancy, whether it be a city, a region, a society, a country or a civilization.

 

Unfortunately, we're only as agile as the slowest parts.  As we speak, our slowest parts are the very institutions which are meant to "lead" us and to make the signficant decisions for us.  Conservatism, in ideology and principle, only yields death for all.  And, ironically, I think it all stems from an innate fear of death that these people lead us all (including themselves) to death, for the sake of a principle, an ideology, a philosophy or a simple fear of something different and something new.  Change is one of the hardest things for many humans to embrace.  However, it is the only permanent thing in this place.  Might as well get used to it now and learn to be in a constant state of flucuation, rather than cling to an ideal or principle that doesn't work and is going to kill you in practice.

 

Just saying.

 

Think about it.

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Hoe fotografeer je wifi - hintsentips - Clickx

Hoe fotografeer je wifi - hintsentips - Clickx | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Een Britse student bedacht een manier om de wifisignalen om ons heen de visualiseren. Het resultaat is onthullend en tegelijkertijd helemaal niet lelijk. - hintsentips - Clickx
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Councils in the driving seat: transport devolution explained

Councils in the driving seat: transport devolution explained | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
The government is transferring transport powers to local government in a bid to improve productivity. We examine plans for the northern powerhouse
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The city as an innovation platform. #ICCS2015, Shanghai. - Open Your City

The city as an innovation platform. #ICCS2015, Shanghai. - Open Your City | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Cities can act as innovation platforms so more agile urban design practices may be adopted therefore becoming more responsive to technological changes.
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Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.'s Blog

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.'s Blog | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when the only signal a streetlight sent out was that it was time to go home on a summer evening.  Many kids grew up with that rule.  My mom had a cowbell, which was infinitely more embarrassing but likely more effective in calling us home. But times have changed.
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Gartner identifies the top 10 technology trends for Government in 2015 | LinkedIn

Gartner identifies the top 10 technology trends for Government in 2015 | LinkedIn | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
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Gent gaat verkeersdata uitwisselen met Google - Het Nieuwsblad Mobile

Gent gaat verkeersdata uitwisselen met Google - Het Nieuwsblad Mobile | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Stad Gent gaat een akkoord sluiten met internetgigant Google om verkeersdata uit te wisselen. Gent krijgt de gegevens die weggebruikers doorgeven via de Google-app Waze. De internetgigant krijgt in ruil toegang tot de open data van Stad Gent. Het is een belangrijke stap voor het invoeren van het Mobiliteitsplan volgend jaar, waarmee de Stad een hele reeks doorgangswegen gaat knippen. Hoe sneller die aanpassingen in Google Maps komen, hoe minder mensen voor verrassingen komen te staan.
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Chart of the Day: Social vs Individual Mode Costs

Chart of the Day: Social vs Individual Mode Costs | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Here's a "chart" of sorts, that attempts to compare the individual and social costs of trips using different modes. It's part of the "cost of commute" calculator in Vancouver, British Columbia. Obv...
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How the internet of things could revolutionise council services

How the internet of things could revolutionise council services | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Street lights that detect approaching cyclists, CCTV cameras that identify unusual activity, and bus stops that count. Welcome to the future of local public services
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"We stevenen af op een sensorstaat"

"We stevenen af op een sensorstaat" | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Alert blijven. Van toiletten die meteen je stoelgang analyseren tot deuren die zieke mensen weigeren: de Nederlandse toparchitect Rem Koolhaas ziet het…
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Smart benches, London | Cities Today - Connecting the world's urban leaders

Smart benches, London | Cities Today - Connecting the world's urban leaders | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Smart benches, London
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Cities As Platforms

Cities As Platforms | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first..
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Big Brother in Antwerpen

Big Brother in Antwerpen | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Antwerpen wil nog dit jaar starten met een initiatief om de verplaatsingen van inwoners en bezoekers op te volgen. Met het project ‘City of Things’ zullen op diverse locaties in de stad sensoren worden opgest...
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Google lanceert Sidewalk Labs voor stedelijke vernieuwing

Google lanceert Sidewalk Labs voor stedelijke vernieuwing | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Sidewalk Labs wil een belangrijke rol gaan spelen in de ontwikkeling die schaalbaar zijn voor iedere stad ter wereld.
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Placemaking and Public Spaces and Regeneration in Spain | Sustainable Cities Collective

Placemaking and Public Spaces and Regeneration in Spain | Sustainable Cities Collective | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
(estonoesunsolargirls) “We must think of the city as a laboratory for citizen-led innovation.” -Patrizia di Monti, gravalosdimonti arquitectos
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Stadse cyborgs - Column Sander Veenhof

Stadse cyborgs - Column Sander Veenhof | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Vandaag begint een speciale online editie van Stadsleven. Voor Stadsleven ‘De Stad door Andere Ogen‘ laten we een maand lang de stad van een andere kant zien. Bijzondere kijkers, denkers of kunsten...
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Gent wordt eerste Belgische bitcoinstad

Gent wordt eerste Belgische bitcoinstad | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Een openingevenement op 18 april bekrachtigt dat de Gent de eerste Belgische bitcoinstad wordt.
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Open Data Evolution: From Increasing Transparency to Engaging Citizens

Open Data Evolution: From Increasing Transparency to Engaging Citizens | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Small, medium and large cities share how open data efforts are evolving in their communities.
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Glasgow launches City Data Hub - Cities Today

Glasgow launches City Data Hub - Cities Today | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Glasgow has launched a new Data Hub highlighting the city’s continued commitment to smart technology
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