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Today’s cities are on the frontline of crime and terrorism. While some of them are clearly more at risk than others, all of them are vulnerable. Not surprisingly, cities are experimenting with innovative approaches to preventing crime and countering extremism.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Information Policy
Nani Jansen Reventlow is the Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Jonathan McCully is the Legal Adviser to the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
From its earliest days, American democracy has been rooted in vigorous civic engagement. More recently, there have been fears that increasing distrust in institutions will lead to large scale disengagement in civic life. However, some optimistic observers are hopeful that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
arcelona’s streets are studded with sensors and responsive systems. Street lights, garbage cans, power metres, parking spots, park landscaping and public transit fit into the city’s “smart” environment, helping to manage everything from congested streets to service delivery. And, while... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Information Policy
A snapshot of smart city initiatives deployed in 50 cities has found that they can improve multiple urban quality-of-life indicators by between 10 and 30 percent. Produced by the McKinsey Global Institute, the report analysed how dozens of smart city... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Information Policy
The European funded City4Age project aims to make cities more age-friendly. It will create innovative ICT tools and services for early detection of risks related to frailty and of Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI). The services will be tested in several... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Information Policy
Mastercard and Microsoft are teaming up to help cities better understand and address urban planning challenges like traffic congestion and economic development. The two companies are currently working on a two-city pilot that will model the impact of planned and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Information Policy
Report explores ideas from leaders with extensive experience and diverse perspectives on leadership, strategy, business operations, innovation, and emerging capabilities Global consulting firm Deloitte claims to have has identified new business models that can make smart city projects viable and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Information Policy
Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Information Policy
Ten years ago, during the “Great Recession” cash strapped cities began to outsource complex municipal projects to big-tech companies like IBM, Cisco, Oracle & Google. For these companies, city making became a new marketplace to test new products and services.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Information Policy
Can city administrations benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit of startups, and create better urban solutions with their help? In this paper, we critically assess the interplay between startups and city administrations for city-driven innovative public procurement or “challenge-based procurement” policy,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Information Policy
A startup is more than a job engine. Each of them can change the world and the reality as we know it. The ingredients of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem are: Capital Know-how Rebellion Market Talent Global mindset and communication skills... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Information Policy
In the Canadian city of Toronto, city officials are negotiating a project that will give a section of the city's waterfront to the US tech giant Google. Under the arrangement, Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs will build and run a high-tech... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Information Policy
Citizens are an important aspect of smart cities. A city cannot be built smart until and unless citizens do not participate in the transformation. So, know the role of citizens in building smart city. The Success of Smart city is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Information Policy
As a concept, ‘ smart city ’ has been on the agenda for the last decade to make the cities more productive, more sustainable and ‘smarter.’ According to a survey, annual technology investments in cities will be USD 34.4 billion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Information Policy
The 2018 edition of eGovernment factsheets has been published by the European Commission's National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO). The factsheets offer a comprehensive overview of policies and activities related to the implementation and the delivery of digital public services in... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Information Policy
Aiming to strengthen personal data protection at global scale, the Council of Europe today adopted an Amending Protocol which updates its data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. The modernisation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Information Policy
In the EU’s 2018 Digital Economy & Society Index (DESI) index, the Baltic States’ performance looks pretty good. DESI monitors the EU states’ performance in digital connectivity, digital skills, online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services. DESI-2018... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Information Policy
Brussels, 18 May 2018 Today the European Commission is publishing the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Information Policy
By Luis Jorge Romero, Director General, The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Smart city standards and horizontal thinking As cities grow ever larger, much of the physical infrastructure needs to be subject to well-defined safety and compliance standards, from the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Information Policy
Surveying the current IoT landscape, it might be hard to believe that the technology has been around for 30 years. While smart city projects have been early adopters of IoT, for the population of these cities, the impact of implementing... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Information Policy
Certain smart cities around the world are leading by example. By examining the solutions that are delivering the highest impact, these best practices can be more widely adopted to replicate their success. This smart city portrait provides an overview on... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Information Policy
By Eillie Anzilotti We are living in an era of obsessive tracking: Tools like FitBit and Strava track our workouts; apps like Headspace check in on our mental health. But Romain Lacombe, a French engineer and data specialist with a... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Information Policy
Smart city technology can help cities operate more efficiently while improving services to citizens and businesses, among many other benefits. Here are the top 10 ways we see smart cities — and their stakeholders — benefiting. While the definition of... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Information Policy
Global smart city market growth will accelerate in 2018 according to a new report from business information provider IHS Markit. The report reveals that options are quickly expanding in the market, thanks to narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and Long Term... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Information Policy