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Six ways to design humanity and localism into Smart Cities

Six ways to design humanity and localism into Smart Cities | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
The Smart Cities movement is sometimes criticised for appearing to focus mainly on the application of technology to large-scale city infrastructures such as smart energy grids and intelligent trans...
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Good addition to the 'human factor' of smart cities.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:07 PM

A bit arcane to me (I'm more into political/nation building than city planning).  However, one does not happen without the other. 

I can create logics of function all I'd like.  But it won't create spaces in which to live without a little extra training and practice.

 

Think about it.

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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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1-Touch NYC | The MTA and AT&T Present: App Quest 3.0

1-Touch NYC | The MTA and AT&T Present: App Quest 3.0 | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Right info, Right time, Right place thanks to interactive smart stickers - This project was submitted to The MTA and AT&T Present: App Quest 3.0
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The Trees That Return Your Emails

The Trees That Return Your Emails | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Did you know that you can email every single tree in the City of Melbourne – and they’ll write back?
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What the collapse of ancient capitals can teach us about the cities of today

What the collapse of ancient capitals can teach us about the cities of today | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons made it unliveable. Can modern flood-threatened cities learn from its downfall?
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The Participatory Approach to Open Data - The Governance Lab @ NYU

The Participatory Approach to Open Data - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Christopher Whitaker at the SmartChicagoCollaborative: “…Having vast stores of government data is great, but to make this data useful – powerful – takes a different type of approach. The next step in the open data movement will be about participatory data. Systems that talk back One of the great advantages behind Chicago’s 311 ServiceTracker is […]
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Good data make better cities - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Good data make better cities - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford at the Boston Globe: “…Federal laws prevent sharing of information among state workers helping the same family. In one state’s public health agency, workers fighting obesity cannot receive information from another official inside the same agency assigned to a program aimed at fighting diabetes. In areas where citizens are worried […]
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Governing the Smart, Connected City - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Governing the Smart, Connected City - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Blog by Susan Crawford at HBR: “As politics at the federal level becomes increasingly corrosive and polarized, with trust in Congress and the President at historic lows, Americans still celebrate their cities. And cities are where the action is when it comes to using technology to thicken the mesh of civic goods — more and more […]
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The Role Of Open Data In Choosing Neighborhood - The Governance Lab @ NYU

The Role Of Open Data In Choosing Neighborhood - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
PlaceILive Blog: “To what extent is it important to get familiar with our environment? If we think about how the world surrounding us has changed throughout the years, it is not so unreasonable that, while walking to work, we might encounter some new little shops, restaurants, or gas stations we had never noticed before. Likewise, […]
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75% of the Infrastructure That Will Exist in 2050 Doesn’t Exist Today – Next City

75% of the Infrastructure That Will Exist in 2050 Doesn’t Exist Today – Next City | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
From transportation to flood protection, much of the world’s infrastructure will be built or overhauled in the coming decades.
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Staggering when you think about it. in times of budgetcuts it makes you rethink priorities.

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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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The Technology That Everyone Thinks Is Evil Can Do Good in Cities – Next City

The Technology That Everyone Thinks Is Evil Can Do Good in Cities – Next City | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Simultaneously fantastical and frightening, autonomous drones represent the awe-inspiring possibilities of technology. The future seems have arrived in the small beating wings of these sentient additions to our skies, capable of transmitting unprecedented flows of information from all corners of our natural and human-built environment. But before we let autonomous aerial vehicles fly in our cities, we must answer critical questions about the role we want them to play. How can we use drones for good? In this week’s Forefront, we take you to the labs where top researchers are figuring out the technology can help us create more sustainable, connected cities.
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Platform31 - Filosofen agenderen de stad: Big Data en de stad

Platform31 - Filosofen agenderen de stad: Big Data en de stad | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Over de stad – nu, vroeger en morgen – wordt veel gezegd en geschreven. We moeten smart, duurzaam, creatief, weerbaar, flexibel en vitaal. Om dit spervuur van feiten en meningen te kunnen verwerken en plaatsen, moeten we soms even afstand nemen. Vanuit Agenda Stad zijn vijf vooraanstaande auteurs gevraagd om een filosofisch essay over de ontwikkeling van onze steden. Deze editie, wat is er publiek aan de numerieke stad, door Willem Schinkel, socioloog aan de Erasmus Universiteit.
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Wat kritische reflecties rond big data en smart cities, door Willem Schinkel

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The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy'

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy' | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
The smart city is, to many urban thinkers, just a buzzphrase that has outlived its usefulness: ‘the wrong idea pitched in the wrong way to the wrong people’. So why did that happen – and what’s coming in its place, asks Steven Poole
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Refreshing to hear some critical notes. Worth reading.

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André Lemos's curator insight, January 15, 6:13 AM

"Why do smart cities offer only improvement?” asks the architect Rem Koolhaas. “Where is the possibility of transgression?”"  


Sure, but transgression is not programmable! 

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De stad is niet meer…lang leve de stad! - VERKEERSNET

De stad is niet meer…lang leve de stad! - VERKEERSNET | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
De stad wordt uniek wanneer 4G, wifi, smart wearables en augmented reality elkaar gaan raken. Uw stad is niet langer mijn stad is niet langer onze stad. Dé stad is niet meer…lang leve de stad!
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World Council on City Data announce the addition of a further 100 global cities - Cities Today

World Council on City Data announce the addition of a further 100 global cities - Cities Today | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
The World Council on City Data have announced that a further 100 global cities have signed expressions of interest and are already building the data sets
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Ten Leaders In the Civic Space

Ten Leaders In the Civic Space | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Here at SeeClickFix, we never stop learning from our fellow friends in the civic space. It’s inspiring to be in an industry where we get to work with folks dedicated to creating technology or organizations that improve citizens' lives! There is a growing movement of companies at this intersection of innovation and resident engagement. Here are just ten of these companies that are doing some pretty awesome stuff.
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Dan Hill on the positives and negatives of using data to manage cities

Dan Hill on the positives and negatives of using data to manage cities | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Data is being used to predict behaviour and manage cities but the idea of the "Predictive City" should be treated with a dose of scepticism argues Dan Hill.
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DorobekINSIDER: 6 Reasons Silicon Valley Can't Fix Government • GovLoop

DorobekINSIDER: 6 Reasons Silicon Valley Can't Fix Government • GovLoop | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Hey there. I’m Christopher Dorobek — the DorobekINSIDER — and welcome GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER… where we focus on six words: Helping government do its job better. On GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER: Living in a Mobile World – lessons learned from ACT-IAC’s mobile apps fair: Some of the big takeaways from the app fair, emphasizing how government organizations are... Read more »
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Big thumbs up for this comprehensive assessment. It confirms what most civil servants know: It's just not THAT simple. 

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