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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

Waste management technology

Waste management technology

Waste Management comes fast on the heals of Mobility & Energy as a  priority subject for Smart City planning. This article provides some good substance on how technology may be used to smarten Waste management.                        by Nell Lewis    -  27 Nov....

A Facebook for Smart City planners’

A Facebook for Smart City planners’

↑  Philip Bane, Managing Director of the Washington, D.C.-based Smart Cities Council, delivers a keynote speech at the WeGO-ASCN 2019 Mayoral Conference at the Grand Hilton Seoul in the city's Seodaemun District, Nov. 21. Courtesy of WeGO This article describes...

Losing some battles but aiming to win the war on Climate Change

Losing some battles but aiming to win the war on Climate Change

Interesting interview-article here that examines how climate change experts communicate on this subject and on simple behaviours and mesure to impact energy consumption reduction.                29 Nov. 2019 Laura Tenenbaum, scientist and communicator: We will lose...

Polis releases discussion paper on micromobility

Polis releases discussion paper on micromobility

This article prefaces a discussion paper published by POLIS that calls for city leadership to put in place a proactive framework for micromobility rather than treating like a "hot potato".                       28 Nov. 2019 Polis releases discussion paper on...

Study reveals broad range of Diseases aggravated by air pollution

Study reveals broad range of Diseases aggravated by air pollution

We have all underestimated the true cost to our health from our pollution of the air we breathe             by E&T editorial staff  -  28 Nov. 2019 Smorgasbord of disease aggravated by air pollution, study reveals A BMJ study by Harvard University scientists has...

Australian Smart City momentum: Melbourne vs Sydney

Australian Smart City momentum: Melbourne vs Sydney

↑  A new breed of hyper-connected cities are sharing data in ways that were not possible before. These positionings and rankings of Smart Cities often gauge critera that are external to the perceptions & satisfactions of the stakeholders ("citizens" or perhaps...

MaaS platform for Renfe

MaaS platform for Renfe

↑  Renfe presented RaaS at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. An earlier post here ("MaaS 4 Rail") announced this new intercity-rail-centered MaaS application. This article lists the other mobility partners.                     by David Burroughs   -  27...

Voting by ranking candidates in city elections

Voting by ranking candidates in city elections

↑   New York might have just added another iconic feature. Image: REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi It will be VERY interesting to see how this new ranked-choice voting system serves to create a better representation of the will of the people and restore faith in the...

Le bilan carbone des trottinettes électriques

Le bilan carbone des trottinettes électriques

Ce sont les études comme celle-ci qui révèlent les opportunités pour améliorer le bilan carbone des nouvelles mobilités et qui donnent aux collectivités les outils pour agir.        par E.G, le 26 novembre 2019 Le bilan carbone des trottinettes électriques est plus...

Data will be the fuel of Smart Cities

Data will be the fuel of Smart Cities

↑ Visitors to “Vessel” climb its staircases on its opening day at Hudson Yards, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan’s west side, is the city’s most ambitious development since the rebuilding of the World Trade...

Gauging the quality of life in  Austin, Texas.

Gauging the quality of life in Austin, Texas.

↑   A view of downtown Austin, Texas, which has been named the top place to live in America.  PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS Interesting story here about a growing city by the impetus of booming tech & start-up businesses. by  Laura Begley...

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