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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 Smart Building, Impulseur De Transformations Positives

Le Smart Building, Impulseur De Transformations Positives

On parle beaucoup de Smart Cities et tout ce qui est dans l'espace public (= entre les bâtiments), mais la ville intelligente doit intégrer de plus en plus des immeubles conçus, ou mis-à-niveau, pour jouer leur rôle dans un ensemble intelligent.                      ...

Los Angeles considering plan to let transit riders skip lines at airport

Los Angeles considering plan to let transit riders skip lines at airport

↑       Credit: AECOM Dive Brief: Innovative scheme to reduce airport terminal congestion                            by  Jason Plautz    -  20 Feb. 2020 Los Angeles considers plan to let transit riders skip lines at LAX Dive Brief: The Los Angeles City Council voted...

Drones for City Food Delivery

Drones for City Food Delivery

↑    Image Source: Unsplash Interesting article about the cost and the logistic of last mile food deliveries and drones as the solution                           by  Matt McHugh    -   21 Feb. 2020 DRONES ARE THE ONLY PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO FOOD DELIVERY Fixing an...

The “Sustainable City” near Dubai aims to be ‘net-zero’

The “Sustainable City” near Dubai aims to be ‘net-zero’

↑       The UAE is setting a target of having 40% of the country's energy coming from renewable sources. Image: REUTERS/Anwar Mirza. Overview of a large scale experimentation in UAE This new city near Dubai is aiming to be 'net-zero' Fenced off by a wall of trees,...

When Public Transit Is Free

When Public Transit Is Free

↑    SEANPAVONEPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES Worcester at rush hour. Candria Gray has been fighting for a better public transit system in the Massachusetts city.   Free public transit is one solution to address the obstacles to transform habits and free cities from car...

Have Cities Lost Control of the Urban Tech Revolution?

Have Cities Lost Control of the Urban Tech Revolution?

↑    SHUTTERSTOCK This article argues that Smart City solutions have bypassed city goverment and is in the hands of private companies who rival municipal organisations and leaders in setting the agenda and delivering the services. Nothwithstanding the reality of this...

Car-free revolution Cities

Car-free revolution Cities

This article really illustrates the trend                          by ADELE PETERS   -   30 Jan. 2020 Here are 11 more cities that have joined the car-free revolution From Amsterdam to Tempe, Arizona, more and more cities are finding that eliminating cars from their...

San Francisco’s Market Street finally went car-free

San Francisco’s Market Street finally went car-free

↑      Credit: Getty Images Istock This article descibes the transformation of SF's Market Street                 by Blaine Merker   -   21 Feb. 2020 Yes, Market Street is now car-free. The real people-first revolution comes next. San Francisco’s Market Street...

Designing Smart Cities: A Human-Centered Approach

Designing Smart Cities: A Human-Centered Approach

↑  Brainport Smart District Master Plan. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Interesting article on Smart Cities from a Architectural point-of-view with a welcome emphasis on the "Human-Centered Approach"                        by Christele Harrouk   -    21 Feb. 2020...

Mettre en place un budget participatif dans sa commune

Mettre en place un budget participatif dans sa commune

Le budget participatif est un outil intelligent et efficace pour redonner confiance dans la démocratie et recréer de l'engagement citoyenne ... et surout pour donner appétit aux jeunes pour un rôle citoyen. COMMENT METTRE EN PLACE UN BUDGET PARTICIPATIF DANS SA...

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