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Our world is urban: cities will be smarter, with informatics, open data networks, sensors and services
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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 11:55 AM
Very interesting paper; I shall dig into it in more depth, read and share. As always, Judy - very interesting insights! Thanks.
Judy Curtis / SIPR's comment, November 1, 2013 5:55 PM
Thank you, Nat!
Fàtima Galan's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:34 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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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 3:51 AM
A new model? What about ancient Greece and polis? The idea is interesting: I have to see the book.
Judy Curtis / SIPR's comment, October 17, 2013 9:46 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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5 steps to a smart city: A brighter future begins with intelligent street lights - Smart Grid News

5 steps to a smart city: A brighter future begins with intelligent street lights - Smart Grid News | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
5 steps to a smart city: A brighter future begins with intelligent street lights
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Quick Take: Silver Spring Networks helped to invent the smart grid over a decade ago as an early champion of open, IP-based networks.
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7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts

7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Silent parks. Designing for disabilities. Human-powered data. Garbage anthropology. World-class sidewalks. Floating favelas. Paint as infrastructure.

These are the keys to the cities of the future, according to the most recent TED conference, City 2.0. Last year, for the first time, the TED Prize went to an idea—the future of the city—and a million dollars was divvied up among ten grantees all over the world.

 

Last week was the first-ever TED City 2.0 conference, featuring several of those grantees plus many other urban leaders discussing their ideas for the future of the city.


Via Lauren Moss, Rob Kitchin
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Raymond Versteegh's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:36 PM

Simple ideas wrapped in big dreams. GET INSPIRED! 

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Smarter Cities -- Considering Citizens When Planning Smarter Cities --

Smarter Cities -- Considering Citizens When Planning Smarter Cities -- | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Citizens are a critical piece in Smarter Cities planning because the services we define are designed to enable them to live better lives.
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Brian Cotton of Frost & Sullivan talks about the three interlocking elements of smart cities: municipalities, technology and citizens.

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Orange: Internet Of Things Is Here, And We're Ready - TechWeekEurope UK

Orange: Internet Of Things Is Here, And We're Ready TechWeekEurope UK Orange Business Services (OBS), the enterprise arm of the telecoms giant, believes cellular connectivity will play a major part in bringing about the Internet of Things (IoT),...
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NYC mayor launches £7.5m contest to improve European city life

NYC mayor launches £7.5m contest to improve European city life | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering European cities millions of dollars in a special innovation contest aimed at improving urban life.
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The competition is modelled on a Bloomberg Philanthropies contest that awarded $9million (£5.6million) to five US cities this year.

The European version is looking for novel ideas that solve problems or make government more efficient or citizen friendly.

It is open to cities with 100,000 or more residents in 40 countries. Winners of a 5million euro grand prize and four 1million euro awards will be announced next autumn (2014).

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Can Smarter City technology measure and improve our quality of life?

Can Smarter City technology measure and improve our quality of life? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Can information and technology measure and improve the quality of life in cities? That seems a pretty fundamental question for the Smarter Cities movement to address...

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This article by IBM's Rick Robinson explores the relationship between urban data, technology and quality of life, in a very interesting read.

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Sensing City (TM) - Christchurch, New Zealand

Sensing City (TM) - Christchurch, New Zealand | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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Private and public entities are engaged in the rebuild of the city of Christchurch, aggregating data from public- and private assets, a sensor overlay, system integrator involvement, and not forgetting to create safeguards that ensure citizen privacy and protect other sensitive data. 

 

Also: because data sets are managed through a unified data model, public entities, companies and citizens can innovate and improve...

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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 2:23 PM

IoT Key Players here is what happening a useful reprise

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Big Challenges for Big-Data in Cities

Big Challenges for Big-Data in Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
There's a lot of talk about the benefits of big-data for cities. But according to people working in the weeds, there's still no shortage of hurdles to overcome.
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Nat Sones's comment, October 11, 2013 3:39 AM
Very interesting scoop. When megatrends combine, nobody really knows what will happen. Here, applying the rules (such as they are) of Big Data to the extraordinary, almost fractal complexity of urbanisation, is absolutely necessary - but you can't just put it in place and watch it work. It's a series of almost infinite gates and loops and complexities - a strategy, and a full time job that will take lifetimes to roll out. Great post.
Nat Sones's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:41 AM

Extraordinary complexity of every kind awaits anyone wanting to bring Big Data functions and tools to any urban environment. But only the city wired to produce, understand and apply insight from Big Data will be future proof. 

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stephenson blogs on Internet of Things, data, et al. - introducing the Internet of Things to businesses and the public

stephenson blogs on Internet of Things, data, et al. - introducing the Internet of Things to businesses and the public | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Internet of Things blog (IoT), Internet of Everything, data liberation and miscellany by W. David Stephenson
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Gigaom: "Why the Internet of Things is moving from industry to consumers sooner than you think"

Alicia Asín, Libelium CEO, and Michael Simon, LogMeIn CEO at GigaOm Structure: Europe in London, discussing the state of the industry. 

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Scaleability, interoperability, the active role of makers, open hardware, open software, crowdfunding -- some of the drivers of the growth of the Internet of Things. Anything with an on-off switch has the potential to be part of the Internet of Things... interesting discussion from two industry players and insightful questions from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino.

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How We'll 3D-Print The Internet Of Things

How We'll 3D-Print The Internet Of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Infusing objects with intelligence—anywhere, on demand.
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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research may have a solution that will bring 3D printing and the Internet of Things together without the limitations of RFID or visual encoding. Using 3D printing, researchers can build unique three-dimensional codes right inside the material of the object.

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Pablo Valerio - How Cities Could Use WiFi for Better Services | Future Cities

Pablo Valerio - How Cities Could Use WiFi for Better Services | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
WiFi networks offer a rich source of potential information for city transport systems.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, October 1, 2013 4:38 PM

Better adaption of WiFi 

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PARKING TODAY - News

PARKING TODAY - News | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Parking Today Magazine and Parking Resource Center
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As today’s technology gives people the ability to work more quickly, powerfully and efficiently, it’s now beginning to do the same for our cities. “Smart Cities” projects are underway in Europe, Asia and other areas worldwide, and are making important strides in dealing with urban issues such as noise, lighting, air quality, waste management, infrastructure, traffic, and, yes, parking. 

In the case of parking solutions, wireless sensor networks can be deployed along with actuators, cameras and displays to gather data and communicate information to citizens. The benefits are easy to understand: both for the consumer and for the municipality.


The sensor nodes themselves are prime examples of sustainable, low-energy consumption “smart” devices. They rely on little power, and their communication protocols have been designed for long-term usage.


Such low maintenance makes it possible to deploy networks with hundreds of nodes relatively easily, giving cities the opportunity to ramp up smart parking solutions with widespread coverage and to add new services without the need to interrupt the network. 

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What's it like to live in a smart city?

What's it like to live in a smart city? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Smart cities are already here even though you may not realise that you live in one. Experts discuss what makes their city smart.

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The BBC asked a range of experts to describe life in their own smart city: London, New York, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro...

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