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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

From the smart city to the smart society

From the smart city to the smart society

21st century trends in world population growth and urbanisation have collided with the dramatic realisation that our medical technologies and especially our social behaviours to limit a pandemic must now evolve rapidly. The idea that  if everyone takes care...

Tous surveillés – 7 milliards de suspects

Tous surveillés – 7 milliards de suspects

Document très pertinent sur les tendances et les enjeux de la surveillance des citoyens Tous surveillés - 7 milliards de suspects Réalisation :   Sylvain Louvet Producteur/-trice : Capa Presse Auteur :  Sylvain Louvet Pays : France Année :  2019...

Quel % des Français favorables à StopCovid ?

Quel % des Français favorables à StopCovid ?

↑   Coronavirus : 59% des Français favorables à StopCovid, mais... Pexels Le prospect du lancement d'une application sur smartphone pour localiser le propriétaire et identifier les propriétaires d'autres smartphone à une proximité et pour une durée susceptibles de...

Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency

Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency

↑  Leading Cities believes start-ups can provide the agility and ingenuity cities need   This is useful information for smart city start-ups   by SmartCitiesWorld news team  -  13 May 2020 Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency QBE...

Cities and urban life post Covid-19

Cities and urban life post Covid-19

↑   An empty street in Wuhan, Hubei, the province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: AFP This article provides more questions than answers, but the questions are excellent and that's the right way to start.          by Jack Shenker   -  26 March...

La ville post-coronavirus

La ville post-coronavirus

↑     Moins peuplée, sans voiture, plus naturelle ou truffée de caméras de surveillance : de quelle ville voulons-nous désormais ? (Crédit : Needpix) Reflections sur la vie urbaine suite à l'épidémie - retour à un normal ou transformations profondes                ...

UK cities after lockdown

UK cities after lockdown

↑  A new scheme in Milan has re-allocated car parking space for pedestrians and cyclists There seems be be broad consensus that urban mobility will change post Coronavirus lockdowns, favouring cycling & walking. For city dwellers, these modes can work fairly...

MaaS 4 Freedom

MaaS 4 Freedom

MaaS has become an a rather complex and elusive subject. Fundamentally the benefits of MaaS depend on the adoption of an acceptable and  sustainable model for connecting citizens with the transportation system in their city or area. There are many issues relating to...

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