Ten medium-sized European cities—including Bruges, Delft and Mechelen—have partnered up with Cambridge Cleantech to develop solutions for urban environment challenges revolving around one main concept: open data. Here’s how these cities are looking at public service information in a new way, tapping into a market estimated to have a €300 billion value to tackle issues from parking to air quality.
Cities are getting smarter when it comes to using technology as part of a daily routine. Payments for everything from rental bikes to parking meters can easily be made with the tap of app or SMS. But just because cities are becoming more connected and smarter regarding technology, it doesn’t make them any less hackable than computers and smartphones. Europe has a history of hacking, and smart cities are just as much at risk if they don’t have a budget to protect investments in civic technology.
As a way to tackle urban environmental challenges and share common practices, Finland’s six largest cities—Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku—have partnered up to form a platform dubbed “The Six City Strategy.”
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Smart Cities Council today announced a multi-pronged partnership to encourage smarter, more resilient, sustainable cities. EEI will join the Council as a Global Lead Partner.
Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced that it has joined the Smart Cities Council, the world’s premier consortium of smart city practitioners and experts.
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EY has strengthened its leadership position as an advisor to cities around the world by becoming a global lead partner of the Smart Cities Council.
This article highlights some examples of cities which are embracing smart technologies and show how they are having a positive impact on daily life.
Because a smart city's success depend so heavily on complex systems and technologies, one question often asked is: where do we find the skilled tech professionals capable of operating and administering them? Fortunately, more and more universities and other institutions are stepping up to fill the talent gap.