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Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era: a review

The book review by Aharon Kellerman, University of Haifa, published in the special issue “Smart, sustainable and fair cities” of Geography Research Forum, vol. 40, 2020 points out:
“The concept of smart cities has become widely applied and studied as of the 1990s. However, this edited volume presents a rather fresh, challenging and even provocative
perspectives for smart cities.

Smart City Ontology 2.0

The present work for the Smart City Ontology (SCO 2.0) continues the efforts that started in 2015, integrates and re-uses many entities (classes, object properties, data properties) of the initial version, but also has some important differences. The motivation for continuing the work on the smart city ontology has been the interest of the smart city community for an ontology of the smart city, and the many demands that we have received for providing the owl file of the SCO 1.0 to be used in other experiments related to smart cities.

Online workshop: Smart cities and digital competences

The workshop “Smart Cities digital transformation and digital competences for smart cities’ personnel” will take place on Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 10:30 -14:30 (EEST ‘“ Athens time). It is organised in the framework of the DEVOPS project, which aims to close the gap between today’ s and future’ s skills demand of the municipal workforce in smart cities.

New books from URENIO Research

Two new books based on URENIO Research projects and scientific collaboration are under publication.

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence is about digital and cyber-physical platforms that enable people, institutions and machines to connect, collaborate and resolve complex problems of the 21st century. Internet and world-wide-web platforms, big data analytics, software applications, social media and civic technologies, allow for the creation of smart ecosystems in which connected intelligence emerges and disruptive, social, and eco-innovation flourish.

The focus of the book is on three grand challenges that matter for any territory, no matter where it is located: (a) smart growth, a path that more and more cities