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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

Cozzano (Corse): le Smart Village

Cozzano (Corse): le Smart Village

↑  Cozzano, village difficile d'accès mais aucunement déserté © Maxppp / Christian Watier Exemple très intéressant de ce qui peut être fait en "smart" au niveau d'un village.                lundi 13 janvier 2020 - par Cyril Graziani Code Postal 20148 : Cozzano, le...

Very comprehensive paper here                                Jan. 2020 Rethinking on-demand mobility Turning roadblocks into opportunities 1. Where we stand now We love them and we hate them. Enabled by ubiquitous connectivity, ever more powerful smartphones, and...

Smart City accelerator in Salford, UK

Smart City accelerator in Salford, UK

↑   Salford is home to MediaCityUK Salford (Midlands, UK) will set-up a living lab, or testbed, to to establish the city as a leader in the digital economy 29th November 2019   -   by Jonathan Andrews Salford to launch region’s first...

E-bikes versus not electric cars

E-bikes versus not electric cars

↑    (Francois Mori/Associated Press) An interesting perspective on how e-bikes could play a much more important role in mobility transformation than imagined so far               by Andre Mayer  -   9 Jan. 2020 E-bikes, not electric cars, may hold the key to greener...

City-centre car ban in Birmingham

City-centre car ban in Birmingham

↑   There would be limited access for private cars under the plan but through trips would be banned.                Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Another city re-configures it's centre Haroon Siddique   -   13 Jan 2020 Birmingham could ban cars from driving through city...

Le bien commun et la Smart City

Le bien commun et la Smart City

Carlos Moreno est un précurseur dans la compréhension de l'enjeu essential de l’humain dans les programmes Smart City qui seront durables au-delà des gains d'efficience à court-moyen terme pour l'administration municipale. le 11 octobre 2016 propos recueillis par...

NYC’s new Internet Master  Plan

NYC’s new Internet Master Plan

↑     Credit: Ryan McKnight Interesting strategic plan here in which NYC plan to provide univeral broadband internet access in bid to close the city's digital divide             Jason Plautz    -  9 Jan. 2020 NYC's new Internet Master Plan aims to close digital divide...

LE DIGITAL AU SERVICE DE LA PARTICIPATION CITOYENNE

LE DIGITAL AU SERVICE DE LA PARTICIPATION CITOYENNE

Example d'un outil pour promouvoir l'engagement entre Marie & municipalité d'une part et Citoyens d'autre part. Tendence forte pour 2020             par R. Hatira        le 2 janvier 2020 CITIZENLAB, LE DIGITAL AU SERVICE DE LA PARTICIPATION CITOYENNE Les...

Mega-regions are driving our global economy

Mega-regions are driving our global economy

↑   Where in the world are the most powerful urban economic clusters today?                          Image: REUTERS/China Daily 21st century urbanisation is taking place with a trend to the development of mega-regions. It therefore becomes necessary to consider these...

Des vélos en bambou pour les populations du Ghana

Des vélos en bambou pour les populations du Ghana

This is an advertorial but the 2020 predictions here confirm others we’ve published here    par Aïsha Moyouzame   -    le 07 janvier 2020 Ghana : des vélos en bambou facilitent le transport des populations Bamboo Bikes est une entreprise qui propose des vélos avec une...

Shared Micromobility – boys versus girls

Shared Micromobility – boys versus girls

Shifts in usage from traditional to new modes of mobility is interesting to study to see where impediments to adoption lie and how to remove the road-blocks. by Alexandre Gauquelin, Founder, Shared-Micromobility  -  2 Jan. 2020 The Gender Gap in Shared Micromobility...

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