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Transforming the City

 

Hello,

 

Here, I will be posting and commenting articles – mainly in English and in French – that I find interesting and useful in illustrating way cities are transforming themselves to become “smart”.

More specifically, I’ll be looking for stories that speak to the way cities working internally as municipalities, with regional & national government, with service operators, with suppliers of software (Apps) and hardware (IoT) solutions … to overcome obstacles, to achieve efficiency and to deliver real value to their inhabitants and visitors.

 

If you want to send me an article that you have come across that does this, please do so and I will publish it here. My email address is: jonathan.woods@eukalypton.com

Paris Mayor’s Plans for the “15-Minute City”

Paris Mayor’s Plans for the “15-Minute City”

↑    The 15-minute city will involve reshaping the streets of Paris. PARIS EN COMMUN This article describes the current Mayor's "15-Minute City" plan to extend the recent urban transformations to create a car-free inner city. Phasing Out Cars Key To Paris Mayor’s...

Is Paris the City of the Future?

Is Paris the City of the Future?

↑    Illustration: © IoT For All This article describes some of the way how IoT is being integtrated into Paris' Smart City plans  by Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder and CEO, Nodle 23 January 2020 Is Paris the City of the Future? City planners are integrating smart city...

Analysis of Paris’ e-scooter RFP

Analysis of Paris’ e-scooter RFP

Interesting analysis of the Paris round two tender (RFP) for e-scooter operatibng licences   by  ALEXANDRE GAUQUELIN   -    8 January, 2020   Analysis of Paris’ e-scooter RFP   Since the emergence of shared mobility services, Paris has been one of the major open labs...

Finding out what it truly means to be a Smart City

Finding out what it truly means to be a Smart City

↑    Pomeroy cycling in Songdo City’s Central Park Interesting comparative perspective on Smart Cities   by Pomeroy Studio   -  22 Jan. 2020 Jason Pomeroy travels the world to find what it truly means to be a smart city Smart Cities 2.0 explores some of the world’s...

Should facial recognition technology be banned?

Should facial recognition technology be banned?

↑   Credit: Pixabay Facial recognotion and concomittant tracking represents, no doubt, the greatest informed citizen apprehension in relation to the smart cities vision. It is therefore vital to put this technology into a very clear and legal framework.       by Jason...

Reinventing urban space in London

Reinventing urban space in London

↑    Pavegen installation and app at The Mercury mall, East London This is a LONDON PARTNERS advertorial that describes a vision and a plan  to reconfigure the urban space in London        7 June 2019 How London is reinventing urban space From building the world’s...

Out of Darkness, Light Rail!

Out of Darkness, Light Rail!

↑  San Diego's Trolley, the first U.S. light rail system, kicked off the 1980s craze for this hybrid mode. Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg via Getty Images This article recaps on the content and the history of the reintroduction of linght rail into certain US cities     by...

Disruptive technology trends expected in 2020

Disruptive technology trends expected in 2020

↑    Credit: Cailin Crowe Yet another periscope view into the future ... on how technology will be steered to address opportunities and reactions from society ay large by Cailin Crowe   &  Kristin Musulin    -    13 Jan. 2020 6 experts predict the most disruptive...

Global mobility developments

Global mobility developments

Transformations each of these five domains are expected to continue to reshape our urban mobiliy spaces in 2020. Although this article has a strong Amsterdam / NL focus it is also universally useful and relevant.                        9 Jan. 2020 THE TOP 5 GLOBAL...

New SMART trash bins are landing in Wilmington this week

New SMART trash bins are landing in Wilmington this week

↑      The new Wilmington trash bins are SMART. Smart waste management logistics is an upcoming subject and action area in Smart Cities. Smart trash bins that communicate with the waste management system are key comenents in the solution.               by Holly Quinn ...

Turkey eyes global actor role in smart cities market

Turkey eyes global actor role in smart cities market

↑  President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an speaks at the event on smart cities, Ankara, Jan. 15, 2020. (AA Photo) Turkey's President has understood what is at stake in Turkey and within the global international context. The discourse is right-on, so let's hope that the...

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