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The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly gaining traction Some predict that by the end of this year, the amount of IoT devices will surpass mobile devices. So it’s unsurprising that this same technology has found its way into city... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Information Policy
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Aalto University, along with Forum Virium Helsinki and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, have obtained €15 million of funding from the Horizon 2020 programme in addition to €17 million of co-financing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Information Policy
Wouldn’t it be nice to know if the air is breathable in Los Angeles today? At the risk of sounding cliché: There’s an app for that. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) released an IoS air quality application... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Information Policy
On Thursday 28 February in Bucharest, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission hosted the 3rd Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy. The event brought together EU Ministers responsible for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Information Policy
Strasbourg, 28 January 2019 On the occasion of Data Protection Day on 28 January, the Committee of the Council of Europe’s data protection treaty “Convention 108” has published Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection. The guidelines aim to assist... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Information Policy
Minsk should automate the city street safety system as much as possible, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with Minsk authorities on 20 December, BelTA has learned. The head of state noted that tourists traditionally highlight the safety... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Information Policy
While the we have certainly made progress to improve air quality, worldwide, it remains a problem. Globally, 4 million people die each year because of poor air quality. Some 90% of the world’s population lives in areas where the air... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Information Policy
Many cities today have ambitions of becoming the smart cities of tomorrow. But to achieve this, they need to overcome the challenges associated with mapping out a complex strategy that involves public and private participants, direct and indirect stakeholders, integrators,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Information Policy
Berlin is not only one of the most attractive business hubs in Germany; it is also a laboratory for efficient infrastructure, informational networking, sustainable mobility, creativity and combining high productivity with high quality of life. Smart City is the integrated... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Information Policy
Blending digitisation and an environmentally-conscious approach, the City of Helsinki is no longer just a European powerhouse. Today, it’s also being recognised on a global stage for its sustainable smart city initiatives Entwining spectacular Baltic bays, a stylish design scene... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Information Policy
The technology, big data has the potential to be the foundation of making a smart-city. Big data enables businesses to make appropriate strategic moves and decisions by analyzing huge sets of data. Big data analysis is implemented to get through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Information Policy
The 1939 "World of Tomorrow" fair in NYC presented an optimistic vision of the future which included robots, flights to outer space and automated freeway systems. A significant part of the fair was devoted to the "City of Tomorrow" which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Information Policy
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is bringing smart city data protection flaws into the spotlight. As cities become “smarter” they retain more and more of their citizens’ data, leading to concerns about the security of smart city data protection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Information Policy
The majority of experts from 90 countries recognized Twitter as the best emergency communication platform when interviewed at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 2 October, BelTA learned from Vitaly Novitsky, official representative of the Belarusian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Information Policy
Vitebsk became the first Belarusian city to join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said at the event to mark this achievement on 18 October, BelTA has learned. “An important decision... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Information Policy
Plans have been made to open 431 vehicle charging stations in Belarus by 2022. The target is set by the government program on setting up a state network of vehicle charging stations. The program has been adopted by the Council... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Information Policy
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably heard stories about various governments censoring the internet freedom for their citizens. Although some people might like to believe this internet censorship only occurs in places... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Information Policy
Twenty-one states signed today a Council of Europe treaty aimed at strengthening the principles and rules for the protection of personal data at international level. The treaty, an Amending Protocol, updates the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Information Policy
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid attended a high-level event on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly, where Estonia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched their cooperation project to support the development of e-governance, informs LETA/BNS. The cooperation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Information Policy
Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Information Policy
JPMorgan Chase today announced the creation of AdvancingCities, a new $500 million, five-year initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity in cities across the world. AdvancingCities applies insights from JPMorgan Chase’s proven model for impact in Detroit,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Information Policy
A smart city is a framework, largely composed of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to develop, deploy and promote sustainable development practices to address growing urbanization challenges. For as complex as the topic of smart cities can be, a big... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Information Policy
Try to picture the state environment where you currently live and define it with an adjective that comes to mind. It might be beautiful, warm, or even modernized, but is it smart? This further begs the question of what a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Information Policy
Our ‘Dual Focus PhD’ series tracks the working lives of our part-time PhD fellows. Many work at the highest of levels, both nationally and internationally, including for other parts of the UN System. They come to Maastricht for our unique... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Information Policy
Malaysia is on the right track to realise its smart cities vision under the 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 (11MP), information and communications technology (ICT) leader NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NEC Malaysia) said. “In fact, we are already living... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Information Policy