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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

Covid-19 and the trade-off between privacy and public health

Covid-19 and the trade-off between privacy and public health

↑    MICK DE PAOLA / UNSPLASH This article raises the issue of a confrontation between the protection of our Privacy and our Public health ... in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic. It's basically the same confrontation as in mobility: between persinal data privacy...

L’engagement citoyen à l’heure du digital

L’engagement citoyen à l’heure du digital

↑      Manifestation contre la réforme du droit d’auteur dans l’Union Européenne Il est souhaitable que les obstacles à la mise en place d'une solution pour voter à distance sur son smartphone soient traités et lévés pour que l'acte démocratique puisse être fait sur...

End Users & Smart City Innovation

End Users & Smart City Innovation

↑      Photo:  Getty The focus on citizen needs, on end-users, has developped into a key theme to re-orient ("transform") Smart City thinking, planing and execution.  In essence it is no different to what marketing people and product designers...

Le financement des « Smart Cities »

Le financement des « Smart Cities »

(Crédits : Reuters) Financer le dévelopement des smart cities est un sujet en soi.  Cet article privièlgie la voie PPP                 par Ristel Tchounand    -   le 9 mars 2020 « Smart Cities »  : relever le défi d'un financement complexe La contribution exclusive...

Faire de l’Ile-de-France la première “Smart Région” d’Europe

Faire de l’Ile-de-France la première “Smart Région” d’Europe

L’intelligence et la durabilité des villes de demain sera consitué, pour une part importante, des bâtiments qui fonctionneront de manière intelligente.          le 9 mars 2020   -   Tribune publiée le 4 mars 2020 dans le journal « Le Monde ».  -    par  Alexandra...

MaaS that Matters is MaaS that Scales

MaaS that Matters is MaaS that Scales

This article explores the implications of MaaS becoming mainstream rather than just an  innovative niche application            by Sampo Hietanen, CEO and Founder of MaaS Global     -    4 March 2020 Sampo’s Blog: MaaS that Matters is MaaS that Scales Whenever a new...

Will more bicycles really help green growth?

Will more bicycles really help green growth?

This excellent article positions biking within the context of the industrial social & economic impacts of a significant switch from cars to bikes                    by Simon Kuper    -   20 Feb. 2020 Will more bicycles really help green growth? The difficulty of...

The 15 Minute City

The 15 Minute City

Thinking the city, starting from the way people lead their daily lives and then seeking to improve this, is kind of self-evident but not always applied. Time is increasingly a scarce resource for city dwellers, so an important domain in which to design solutions...

Finance for energy in Africa

Finance for energy in Africa

↑     A 500W solar system in a rural village in Uganda Image: USAID on Flickr This excellent article show how a conceptual and business model prardigm shift can unlock opportunities and possibilities that are not apparent in the traditional energy market framework    ...

La ville de demain sera électrique

La ville de demain sera électrique

L'intelligence et la durabilité des villes de demain sera consitué, pour une part importante, des bâtiments qui fonctionneront de manière intelligente.       le 5 mars 2020 EMMANUEL FRANÇOIS : “LA VILLE DE DEMAIN SERA ÉLECTRIQUE” L’année 2020 sera marquée par une...

Insurance Companies in the New Mobility Service Market

Insurance Companies in the New Mobility Service Market

This article examines the insurance questions that deployment of MaaS implies          by Jacob Bangsgaard,  CEO of ERTICO   -   2 March 2020 Insurance Companies in the New Mobility Service Market Our transportation systems are rapidly changing and developing, as...

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