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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

Seven ways cities benefit from digital twins

Seven ways cities benefit from digital twins

↑     Teresa Elliott, Industry Marketing Director, Cities and Utilities The "Digital Twin" concept and model are increasingly discussed in articles about Smart City planning and management. Here in this advertorial (sponsored by Bentley Systems) seven benefits for...

Scotland:  strong support for Smart city technologies

Scotland: strong support for Smart city technologies

Interesting overview here of opinions & expectation in relation to IoT and Smart Cities in Scotland           by  Lucy Ingham  -  3 Dec. 2019 Smart city technologies enjoy strong support in Scotland Residents of Scotland are largely enthusiastic about the...

African inspiration for circular development

African inspiration for circular development

Great to see that there are relevant lessons being presented in the  Africa  ⇒  industrialed nations direction               by Adel Strydom   -  3 Dec. 2019 Taka ni Mali: African inspiration for circular development Harnessing the value and productivity of resources...

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

↑  Geoff Boeing This visualisation method shows how different cities are in terms of their layout. It would be most interesting to see if there is any correspondence between these structures and the structure of the historic language spoken (in the Chomskian sense).  ...

Villes intelligentes & le respect de la vie privée

Villes intelligentes & le respect de la vie privée

Les experimentations de Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet / Google) à Toronto et les réctions des habitants et la municipalité par rapport au respect de des données personnelles ont le mérite d'avoir mis sur le devant de la "Smart City" scène l'importance à traiter en amount le...

India: Smart city technologies to tackle urban explosion

India: Smart city technologies to tackle urban explosion

↑  Residential and commercial buildings seen in Mumbai Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg Everywhere, it's the issue of data management and individual privacy that come back to be addressed. by  R.K. MISRA and ARJUN KANG JOSEPH    -  2nd Dec. 2019 Smart city technologies...

Los Angeles plans to transcend it’s car-culture

Los Angeles plans to transcend it’s car-culture

↑    [Photo: Flickr user Jonathan Riley] When LA makes a move like this, there is hope that urban cultures can indeed change.            by  ADELE PETERS    -   26 Nov. 2019 How Los Angeles plans to get hundreds of thousands of people out of cars The county has a new...

Autonomous Vehicles will not alone Solve Traffic Congestion

Autonomous Vehicles will not alone Solve Traffic Congestion

↑  Photo by Max Titov on Unsplash This article makes the point that privately-owned / single-occupant use of autonomous vehicles will NOT solve the traffic congestion problem. Multiple riders in vehicles that operate autonomously can reduce congestion and especially...

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