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Smart cities: A snapshot of Australia in 2017

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.   Continue reading

A Series of Podcasts on Digital Transformation

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. Continue reading

Innovation and Regional Specialisation in Latin America

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.
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Special Report: Smart Cities

Smart cities special report coverRaconteur’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. Continue reading

How cities are accelerating the energy transition

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. Continue reading

Smart Cities in Europe: Can public procurement be used as leverage to drive smart city solutions?

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. Continue reading

Inclusive Smart Cities: a European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement

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. Continue reading