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The smartest cities in America

The awards showcase best practice examples in urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology and data.

The smartest cities in America

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The new awards were designed to recognise the progress North American communities have made in executing smart cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate smart city development in the region. They showcase best practice examples in urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, IoT, mobile solutions) and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement.

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The Philippines is aiming to build a city of the future

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Called New Clark City, the urban project is planned to be a high-tech green city promising science-fiction-worthy technology, from robots to drones to self-driving vehicles. It’s located 120 kilometers outside the Philippine capital, and its investors hope it will be the first of its kind in the country: smart, sustainable and resilient to disasters.

Adapting to urban mobility: New trends in transportation

@smartcitiesdive

Citizens want to be connected to all of their devices at all times, whether that be through mobile, vehicles or computers across their personal and professional lives. As most citizens are always on the go, professionals in particular need to have the ability to work in any location, whether that be on public transportation, in the privacy of their own car, or at an office. Through connected devices, both citizens and professionals alike, are able to sync their data from location to location, and pick up where they left off. Connected devices such as sensors and machine data are able to increase performance, efficiency, and innovation throughout a city, making traveling easier and more engaging for both personal and professional trips.

China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car

The road of the future is likely to become the brain and nerve center of an autonomous-driving revolution.

China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car

@bloomberg

The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the transformation of the global transportation industry. The technologies will be embedded underneath transparent concrete used to build a 1,080-meter-long (3,540-foot-long) stretch of road in the eastern city of Jinan. About 45,000 vehicles barrel over the section every day, and the solar panels inside generate enough electricity to power highway lights and 800 homes, according to builder Qilu Transportation Development Group Co.

IBI Group launches smart city platform

@EPTmagazine

The Smart City Platform’s suite of tools and dashboards combines predictive analytics gleaned from IoT sensors, control devices and existing city networks to inform the design and management of more sustainable and resilient urban environments. Drawing on IBI Group’s extensive expertise in urban technologies, and its experience designing and implementing smart city strategies, the Smart City Platform provides a flexible and cost-effective way for cities to manage their operations, inform better decision making, and give residents a voice.

Circle+ ‘smart city’ blockchain database in Singapore

@enterprise_time

Circle+ defines itself as a ‘decentralized smart city database based on blockchain technology’. At its simplest, there are three points of intersection – shopping, payment and reviews. The data collected is stored with blockchain technology. Where consumers authorise payments, institutions (or individuals) can exploit selected data to improve original products or services.

Smart Cities Need Smarter Citizens: Millennials Should Take The Lead Now

Over $14.85 billion have been spent on smart city initiatives in 2015. By 2020, the figure is expected to double and reach $34.45 billion.

Smart Cities Need Smarter Citizens: Millennials Should Take The Lead Now

@Forbes

More than anyone else, it is millennials who are using the services that are impacted by smart city initiatives. They are the most reliant on connectivity. They are commuting using their own vehicles and public transit. They are the ones whose daily lives are most likely to be impacted by changes or breakdowns in these systems. They are also most likely to be aware of issues, and to have practical ideas about fixing those issues.

Self-driving cars in Salt Lake City? Downtown chosen to be lab for ‘smart city’ wireless technology.

@sltrib

Van der Merwe’s team of researchers, working with Houston’s Rice University, will build a next-generation wireless platform to test new software and hardware on a city-size scale. Salt Lake City’s selection for a test site, part of a program supported by the National Science Foundation and a consortium of 28 networking companies and associations, was announced Monday at the U. campus.


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