In today’s world, communication via social media is sometimes even preferred over a standard phone call, as people share everything from life updates to photos via platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Social media is one easy, cost-efficient tool cities are turning to as a way to communicate with previously disengaged citizens, as well as assess public opinion, conversing with citizens and looking to their feedback as a source to improve public services.
Innovative technologies can improve the physical and mental well-being of people who suffer from loneliness and lack of social connections. A new report highlights examples, such as Australia's InTouch Living system.
Following the example of London, Singapore is one of the few cities on the globe—and the first in Asia—to look at contactless credit and debit cards in a different way: for public transport.
On February 3rd, the Sharing Cities consortium and Smart Cities Council Europe gathered executives from the cities of Milan, Lisbon, London, Warsaw, Bordeaux, Burgas and Budapest and industry leaders guests.