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What exactly is citizen science? And what is its importance? What can we all measure ourselves, but how can we do that best, and perhaps most importantly, how do we use the acquired knowledge to make our living environment healthier... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
by Bruce Sterling The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist urbanites and tech industrialists. To deem yourself “smart” is to make... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
The State of the Nordic Region – a new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers – analyses key data from the Nordic countries, comparing them across borders and regions. The figures depict one of the most digital Regions in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
Smart city trends: Moving beyond infrastructure A smart city collects and uses open data to drive its decision-making, and creates networks of partners among governments, businesses, nonprofits, community groups, universities, and hospitals to expand and improve its ability to serve... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
National governments around the world are neglecting the needs of their major cities with non-existent or inadequate development policies, a new report has found. National governments are key to making cities more sustainable, because cities are limited in the policy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
Philips Lighting, a leader in lighting, has today published a new report together with SmartCitiesWorld that highlights the drivers and hurdles faced by local authorities considering implementing a smart city program. The report draws on in-depth research with 150 key... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
It has been more than four months since powerful Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. The storm destroyed Puerto Rico’s power grid and more than 450,000 people are still living without access to electricity. As the island continues... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
A technical solution was completed this week, which allows data exchange between Estonia and Finland through the X-Road data exchange layer, informs LETA/BNS. "Preparations that last nearly a year have ended by now and along with developers, we are now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Information Policy
2018 will be the year of the smart city. We'll be reaching a point where the term ceases to be just a buzzword and becomes a reality for many living in the most progressive conurbations. More than 55 per cent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Information Policy
Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is to host the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2018 on June 4-6. The information was released by Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, which says that the preparatory meeting was held in Technopark, attended... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Information Policy
s there e-democracy in e-Estonia? "There is no e-democracy in Estonia!" has said Robert Krimmer, the Professor of e-Governance at the Tallinn University of Technology. Can that provocative quote hold true in the digitally witty and globally known e-Estonia? Unfortunately... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Information Policy
Kansas City has deemed itself the world’s most connected smart city — a moniker it deserves. In August of last year, I visited the city for the Gigabit City Summit, hosted by KC Digital Drive. I was blown away at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Information Policy
by Jenny Erie In December, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brought the world together to talk about the internet. I tend to take a definite interest in cybersecurity, but there were many more important topics discussed. They ranged from diversity... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Information Policy
Sari Stenfors, PhD from the ReCon Blockchain Research Project at Aalto University looks at how distributed and open technologies transform our interactions In a forward-looking research project at Aalto University’s Business School in Helsinki, together with partner companies and public... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Information Policy
Dmitriy Karandin talks to Teletimes International about Moscow IT’s Smart City initiatives and the ICT policy in detail Interview: Khalid Athar Khalid Athar: Can you brief us on the Moscow’s IT policy and Smart City strategy? How does the environment... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Information Policy
When mayors talk about “citizen engagement,” two things usually seem clear: It’s a good thing and we need more of it. But defining exactly what citizen engagement means — and how city workers should do it — can be a lot harder than it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Information Policy
Taipei, Taiwan is seeking to become a smart city by utilizing the power of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), or Blockchain. The city has chosen to partner with IOTA, the inventors of the so-called Tangle technology for the Internet of Things... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Information Policy
Alibaba’s cloud computing business is to deploy its big data services package for cities in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysia’s government with the running of its capital city and potentially other parts of the country in the future. “City Brain,”... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Information Policy
Smart City, the Dubai Government agency entrusted with making Dubai the world's happiest and smartest city, said it was close to rolling out 20 blockchain applications in a number of civic agencies including the Roads and Transport Authority in order... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Information Policy
Written by Eng. Nabil Eid. Strategic Disability Inclusion ICT Accessibility consulting services & solutions Middle East and North Africa. Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Information Policy
The following long read is a discussion paper drawn up by the Chief Digital Officer for London and the Smart London Board setting the scene for the development of a new Smart London plan, with a series of questions at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Information Policy
Facebook and Google have become “obstacles to innovation” and are a “menace” to society whose “days are numbered”, said billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. “Mining and oil companies exploit the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Information Policy
Sadiq Khan wants London to be the world’s leading smart city. To do so he requires Londoners’ views and ideas on how smart technology can help shape the capital in the future. “I’ve been clear in my ambition for London... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Information Policy
Where in the world are the most exciting up-and-coming smart city projects? As with any major IT project, the challenge in smart city development is the legacy infrastructure. Arguably, the most successful modern-day smart city projects are purpose-built on greenfield... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Information Policy
With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re using the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform public sector operations at municipal, regional, and even national levels.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Information Policy