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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

Le rôle des villes dans la transition écologique

↑  Anne Hidalgo, maire de Paris, vendredi à Copenhague.   Photo Laerke Posselt. Vu pour Libération Le rôle de leadership des villes dans la transition écologique sera peut-être plus significatif que celui des nations. par Aude Massiot, envoyée spéciale à Copenhague ...

5G Deployment and it’s impact on Smart Cities

↑  iStock This article speaks to the risk that the huge advantages og 5G over 4G - speed specifically - may mask some risks and drawbacks that really need to be addressed in the Smartt City context. by  Sue Poremba  -  8 Oct. 2019 How will 5G Deployment Impact Smart...

Microtransit: What is it and what will it become?

Good in-depth article here by an authoritative author about how "Microtranist" will integrate operationally, economically and in terms of liestyles within the urban public transit provision.   by Yann Leriche  -  12 Oct. 2019 Microtransit: The Next Mobility Revolution...

Quand la smart city se rapproche des citoyens

↑   Reshot Excellente initiative de Fluicity qui apporte une réponse au besoin de mieux connecter les politiques avec les citoyens et Bottom-up en plus du Top-down. par Claude Soula    -    publié le 10 octobre 2019 Quand la smart city se rapproche des citoyens Cette...

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

This article points to the importances for parties in a PPP to build a relationship beyond the transaction to fund a project up-front. Typically, Cities and Transport Authorities are "Service Providing Organisations" wheras suppliers are either "Product Companies" or...

How anonymised data is anything but

It is vital to establish and communicate widely on clear standards for "anonymising" personal data collected by Smart City actors (= municipalities and their licencees). This needs to come as an adjunct to the existing European GRPD provision.      27 Sept. 2019 by...

Kerbside EV recharging solutions

In an earlier post here, the importance of developing city infrastructure for electric mobility was emphasised. This article reviews at set of solutions for kerbside recharging.  Powering ahead: six new ways to charge an electric car Live in a flat or terraced house,...

City Dwellers Increasingly Want Electric Bikes and Scooters

↑  For many of the short trips city dwellers make, cars aren’t necessary or practical.     Photographer: Tobias Hutzler for Bloomberg Markets Everyone is talking about electric micro-mobility     4 Oct. 2019 by   Christine Harper City Dwellers Increasingly Want...

Les défis de l’électromobilité à relèver

Article pertinent et utile ici par mon ami et ex-collegue, Ouahcene       le 4 octobre 2019 par Ouahcene Ourahmoune, Energy Efficiency Director chez Alstom Défis de l'électromobilité de demain : quels outils pour les collectivités locales, autorités organisatrices et...

Is a typology of ‘Smart Cities’ helpful ?

Typologies can, at times, illuminate essential distinctions; but sometimes they simply act as boxes into which items are classified and put on the shelf. What's important is to use a typology only as long as it is useful.   Pennsylvania State University  -  October...

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