The city of Canberra has announced its action plan for becoming a leading digital city. The Action Plan, which will be implemented using a staged approach over four years (2014-2018), sets out initiatives for Canberra to accelerate the development of a high growth digital economy.
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The Smart Cities Council has released a first of its kind tool, which helps cities understand their financing options for technology project. The Smart Cities Financing Guide, developed in partnership with Arizona State University Center for Urban Innovation, outlines 28 of the most promising financial tools for urban infrastructure enhancements.
Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Smart City Commission have come together to create a Roadmap to a Smarter Birmingham. The Roadmap is a set of 39 actions that aim to influence the city’ s approach to creating a sustainable and better future for its citizens by responding to challenges such as unemployment, the skills gap, health inequalities, effective mobility and carbon reduction targets.
Several experts and policy makers from Spain and the EU express their views on Smart Cities and FI-WARE at the FI-WARE Smart City event which was held in Santander, Spain, on 16-18 October. Experts answer to questions such as ‘˜what are smart cities and why they are important’
The Handbook ‘˜How to set up cross-border Living Labs’ introduces the Living Lab approach according to a transnational perspective, namely through the building up and operation of cross-border Living Labs. The document was developed within the framework of Alcotra Innovation strategic project, funded by
Smart Governance for Smart Cities is a comprehensive and secure online citizen engagement platform connecting citizens with one another and with city officials through binding and non-binding consultation processes.
The Smart Cities Readiness Guide is the first comprehensive, vendor-neutral smart city handbook for city leaders and planners. The Guide, released by the Smart Cities Council, enables city leaders to assess their current state of technology and its readiness to become a smart city.