A government advisory firm presents its top 10 imperatives and predictions to help local governments stay abreast of smart city business and technology requirements, the Internet of Things and resilience among them.
Uno de los elementos más sugerentes del régimen discursivo de la smart city es su apelación al surgimiento de una nueva ciencia de las ciudades. En una era de esplendor tecnológico, apelar a la ciencia como catalizadora de una nueva forma de pensar y construir las ciudades resulta atractivo. Sin embargo, no es algo novedoso. De hecho, ya en 1913 el término The city scientific ya fue utilizado por George B. Ford como título de su conferencia en la quinta reunión anual de la National Conference on City Planning celebrada en Chicago (Shelton, Zooky Wigg).
New White Paper by the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (Australia): “Local government (such as the City of Melbourne) is accountable and responsible for establishment, execution and oversight of strategic objectives and resource management in the metropolis. Faced with a rising population, Council has in place a number of strategic plans to ensure it is […]
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.
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
You have to empower people for radical change, says Hugh Knowles, founder of the Internet of Things Academy and Head of Innovation at Forum for the Future. Digital technologies can help drive genuinely radical systemic change in two basic ways. One is by changing the structure of information flows – new information, simplifying complex data, making the invisible visible, and so allowing people to make new decisions in new ways. The other is by providing people with platforms to self-organise. Connecting things does not make the world smart – it makes it full of information and this does not result in understanding or change. The acquisition and sharing of new information reaches its full potential when it meets a clear need and can provide people with the opportunity to act in way they could not have done before. For example, at the Internet of Things Academy we are building mobile, accurate air quality devices to help people change behaviour to avoid pollution hotspots and to create a new data set that can be used to lobby for change.
The UK's Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has published a new report into whether ‘smart’ approaches can offer cities more efficient ways to tackle entrenched environmental challenges, and likewise whether a determination to tackle these ...