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The Mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro exclaims, “A developed city is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use the public transportation!” – Indeed, this is as true as the smart city existence itself. And,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
While we live in an increasingly digital society, a significant number of European citizens continue to lack basic digital skills. Media practices have changed, and now we are not only receiving information passively. Anyone can be active in content creation... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
by Will Wright Earlier this fall, on the morning of the 20th of September, Spanish police raided the offices of the organization in charge of managing the domain name commonly used by Catalonian websites, '.cat'. The ensuing seizure of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
The internet is a fine trade route. Technology companies ship their goods over internet networks instantaneously to any location in the world. But not all believe that this openness is altogether faultless. Some government officials are acting to ensure that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
Award-winning smart parking app, EasyPark, have released the 2017 Smart City Index, revealing Copenhagen, Denmark as the smartest city, followed by Singapore, and Swedish city Stockholm. Creating technology which is designed to make people’s lives easier, EasyPark’s ambition is to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
By Sarah Oh The debate over whether the Internet is a better tool for democratic empowerment or authoritarian control misconstrues the nature of the democratic challenges of the digital age. The Internet is not a tool, but a complex domain... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
The need for cities to fully harness the potential of data constantly flowing through them has never been more urgent. Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, highlights examples from around the world of how cities are doing exactly this:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
November 14, 2017 ---So-called “smart cities” have less pollution, safer streets, and better quality of life for citizens. But many finance officers struggle to fund the upgrades that will make their cities smart. To help, Cisco today introduced the City... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States. Disinformation tactics contributed to a seventh consecutive year of overall decline in internet freedom, as did... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
The European Commission has awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1m to the French capital Paris. The iCapital award, granted under the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, recognises Paris for its inclusive innovation strategy.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Information Policy
Europe’s citizens have eagerly adopted digital technologies in their private lives. Nearly eight out of ten go online at least once a week; 63% visit social networks, and 59% use online banking.1 But the same is not true when it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Information Policy
Sidewalk Labs, sister company to Google, recently won a bid to work with Waterfront Toronto as an innovation and funding partner to help create a Master Innovation and Development Plan for Quayside, a parcel of land on Toronto's eastern waterfront.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Information Policy
What would you do if you have like billions of dollars in your pocket? Probably, you might think of creating your own city of the future. According to an Arizona-based investment firm Belmont Partners, one of Bill Gates’ investment firms... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Information Policy
Participants were informed about global trends in e-Government and e-Participation concepts and infrastructure, and Internet security. E-Government and e-Participation for sustainable development in Azerbaijan’s districts was the main topic of a training course organised in the city of Ganja by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Information Policy
By Mark Leonard Over the last few weeks, media around the world have been saturated with stories about how technology is destroying politics. In autocracies like China, the fear is of ultra-empowered Big Brother states, like that in George Orwell’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Information Policy
he Council of Europe will strengthen its co-operation with the private sector in order to promote an open and safe internet, where human rights, democracy, and the rule of law are respected. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland signed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Information Policy
Sensors in elevators that alert government agencies to public safety risks; data from school bags to keep children safe; garbage trucks with the smarts to save cities money… The Internet of Things (IoT) will change everything. That is the conventional... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Information Policy
Across the globe, businesses are racing to implement new technologies, using data to innovate and grow in an increasingly interconnected world. But as companies become more reliant on cyber capabilities, they must also recognize and manage the associated risks. To... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Information Policy
The smart city market is booming. National and local governments all over the world expect their cities to become more efficient, more sustainable, cleaner and safer by integrating technology, increasing data generation and centralising data to provide better services. From... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Information Policy
Yes, it’s another international survey involving Singapore. But this one is openly different. For starters, it’s conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). (Editor: The EIU is part of the Economist Group, and it provides forecasting and advisory services through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Information Policy
On the 24th October 2017, representatives of 27 Horizon 2020 open government projects gathered at REA for the Digital Transformation of Public Administrations Event together with European Commission policy makers, investors and government officials. The event aimed to showcase ongoing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Information Policy
Jakarta often appears in photographs as a teeming metropolis awash with honking motor bikes, buses and cars snarled in traffic. Then there are the deadly floods that frequently befall this megacity of more than 10 million people. But defying the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Information Policy
A single tweet from a student in Seoul reduced annual car trips by 2.3m It’s easy to feel alienated from the smart city conversation when all you hear about are hi-tech concepts like self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. But so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Information Policy
As smart cities continue to depart the realm of fiction and instead become a staple of life in the 21st century, eager entrepreneurs and aspirational scientist alike are increasingly turning to smart grids to power these cities of the future.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Information Policy
A smart city uses technology to improve services to its citizens and to deliver a better environment for people to live in by tackling challenges such as mobility, climate change, migration and security. But smart cities aren’t just about the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Information Policy