Residents of Nice, France are remotely accessing city services confidentially and well beyond normal city hall operating hours – all from a popular shopping mall.
Citizen engagement strategies and tools
Tech corporation ZTE is looking to bring Hungary’s technology up to 21st century standards starting with one major upgrade: a 5G network. While small towns like Szentendre near Budapest have toyed with smart city solutions like Smart Parking systems, it’s up to larger metropolises to set the example when it comes to Smart City projects.
Urban environments often look like giant construction zones when buildings are being upgraded or replaced or streets are being repaired or improved. And it can be inconvenient for citizens and visitors trying to get around town. New York City's interactive project is one approach to at least mitigate some of that inconvenience — and give citizens a window on their city.
As cities work to provide digital services for their citizens, overcoming legacy issues and legacy thinking can be challenging. However, many cities have done it. Our story shares insights on how one city moved to digital engagement and the benefits it provides for both citizens and city government.
Does your Grandma know what a Smart City is? If not, then we are doing it wrong! We are building Smart Cities for the people after all, so shouldn’t they be familiar with the concept? Shouldn’t Smart Citizens know they are a part of a Smart eco-system?
Don’t miss the new Digital City Services chapter of our Smart Cities Readiness Guide. In this excerpt, we tell you the one thing you should do to make citizens happier (and save money) — and the one mistake to avoid.
Struggling to make sense of your data? Augmented reality has been making a big difference for travel and tourism, but it may be time to consider it for even more in your city.
What are cities doing with the massive amounts of data they're collecting as they work to become more connected and smarter? They're getting creative with new applications and they're sharing it with their citizens.
From free gym memberships and disaster preparedness maps to online resources for trash collection, litter removal and business data, check out what these five enterprising cities are doing for ideas that you can put to work in your own community.
Does more citizen engagement really lead to higher tax revenue for a city? The answer, says Barbara Thornton, is it depends. Read her guest commentary on research that shows how participatory budgeting can increase local tax revenues – and when the process can put civic initiatives at risk.