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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

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

This is article focuses on the common challenges in addressing the Coronavirus pandemic - both in the short-terms to minimise immediate propagation and in the longer-term by redesigning the urban space to minimise propagation in future pandemics.                2 July...

Smart Cities Look to the Edge for Next Level Urban Planning

Smart Cities Look to the Edge for Next Level Urban Planning

This is another article which addresses the IT challenges in Smart Cities., which indubitably have importance. However the key challenge ahead is to project a vision and build consensus around a political programme to retool democracy with IT tools which citizens...

From Smart City to Smart Society

From Smart City to Smart Society

It is widely felt and increasingly expressed that the term "Smart City" is too limited in evocations to encompass what we as mankind need to do to address the challenges of worldwide urbanisation. The marked technology slant of the term suggests a big IT business...

Imaginaires pour une ville intelligente

Imaginaires pour une ville intelligente

↑      Shade jay/Unsplash, CC BY-NC-SA Imaginer nos villes du futur relève de ce que l'on désir et ce que l'on craint demain. L'idée qu'on se fait de la ville intelligente est impregnée de ces imaginaires. Il s'agit de comprendre ça, mais de ne pas s'y limiter   le 23...

Citizens to help reimagine the streets of Salt Lake City

Citizens to help reimagine the streets of Salt Lake City

↑  The typologies consider land use context as well as citywide and neighbourhood goals This is a good example of a very practical and citizen-relevant way to engage citizens                             22 June 2020 Salt Lake City invites citizens to help reimagine...

Bordeaux – Smart City : santé & industrie

Bordeaux – Smart City : santé & industrie

Innovation dans le médical à Bordeaux             le 12 juin 2020 Smart City, santé, industrie : les recettes de Bordeaux pour innover Certes Bordeaux est la cité du vin, mais elle est également le berceau du pure player e-commerce Cdiscount et d’un écosystème tech à...

Balancing privacy and open data in Smart Cities

Balancing privacy and open data in Smart Cities

↑    Ryan McKnight The optimal solution to balance privacy and open data in Smart Cities or in Nations is for citizens to actually become the owners of all the data they generate about themselves and to have easy-to-use tools to know the data they generate and what...

Smart Cities and the data they collect about me

Smart Cities and the data they collect about me

↑    Photo by Iñaki del Olmo on Unsplash The collection, storage and exploitation of our personal data is a key 21st century issue that has yet fully to be addressed. It is a matter that transcends just cities and needs to be treated in national and international law....

We need a European pact for and with Cities

We need a European pact for and with Cities

Managing multiple priorities simultaneously is difficult but essential in these times of challenge in which our priorities and paradigms are shifting.       Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES     -   17 June 2020 Riders on the storm In these challenging...

Roboscooters Will Go Mainstream Before Robotaxis

Roboscooters Will Go Mainstream Before Robotaxis

This article puts forward a rather original view on the development of robotic mobility. Do you think that this is a likely scenario ?    Put you views in the comments section. by  RYAN CITRON   -   18 June 2020   Roboscooters Will Go Mainstream Before Robotaxis    ...

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