KPMG and the Public Sector Network brought together more than 440 leaders from government, universities and industry across six events around the country between 29 August and 7 September 2017 to talk about what it really takes to make a city smart. On the agenda were strategy, building a business case, innovation, engaging communities and establishing strong partnerships and collaboration.
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ESRI and The Science of Where release frequent podcasts on data science, the Internet of Things, Smart Communities and other forces driving digital transformation and leveraging the power of location intelligence. Three recent podcasts on smart cities and digital transformation are very interesting: The Three Stages of Digital Transformation, How Smart Cities Drive Efficiency and Engagement with IoT and Buidling a Data-Smart City.
The new report of JRC “Innovation and Regional Specialisation in Latin America” analyses how smart specialisation is implemented in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The study also suggests collaboration between smart specialisation initiatives in these countries, which together represent a population of over 460 million inhabitants, with EU regions.
Raconteur’s special report on Smart Cities, which was just published in The Times, unpicks what the future city will look like, as well as the current market for smart solutions. The report covers, among other issues, the latest technology helping to solve urban issues, Latin America’ s first smart city and how personal data can be used to improve citizens’ lives.
In an article for Metering & Smart Energy International, Eric Woods, research director at Navigant Research, shares how city energy strategies are central to the smart city vision and what that means for the energy industry as a whole. According to the author, these changes are part of a broader transition in the energy sector, known as the Energy Cloud.
The Lawyer Research Service and Osborne Clarke have collaborated to produce ‘Smart cities in Europe – Can public procurement be used as leverage to drive smart city solutions?’. This white paper, which is part of the ‘Smart cities in Europe’ series of reports, sets out the shift in mindset and working practices needed for the public sector to truly champion smart solutions.
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities has launched a manifesto on Citizen Engagement. It declares the commitment of signatories to create and foster accessible urban services for citizens, in order to improve the quality of life in cities and contribute to sustainable cities and a liveable environment.