For years, Richard Florida preached the gospel of the creative class. In his new book he admits that the rise of the creative class in places like New York, London, and San Francisco created economic growth only for the already rich, displacing the poor and working classes. Once plagued inner cities have moved to the suburbs.
Over two thirds of the population will live in urban areas by 2050, which will cause a massive increase in demand for services. So what needs to change? Technological developments such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things will allow cities to become smart, almost thinking like a human brain
Imagine a world where it is possible to implant a magnet that detects electrical current or utilize an exoskeleton to enhance strength. Now consider the potential abuses of requiring employees to have chip implants before they can work. Human augmentation has the potential to use technology to
Through the Public Feedback you are invited to provide your views on the draft actions proposed in the Background Papers by the Partnerships. This feedback will be used by the Partnerships for the preparation of the final
This week, nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including 80 Chief Resilience Officers, are gathering in New York City to share ideas and innovations from their cities, collaborate on new solutions, explore New York as a living laboratory for urban resilience, and to together chart the course of the movement. Here is the programme and links to video lectures (from 100ResilientCities)
Research Horizons magazine: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Challenges are Creating Smart Cities
Cities have been around for thousands of years, so urbanization is hardly a new phenomenon ‘” but it’ s happening now at an unprecedented pace.
In 1950 about 30 percent of the world’ s population lived in cities, a number that shot up to nearly 55 percent by 2016 and is expected to hit 60 percent by
Contemporary cities cannot be thought of and defined as static systems, as they were in the past, with a few urban functions. New parameters must now be considered together to plan how to reach the desired urban smartness (energy, mobility, waste’¦). This research provides a new framework and tools an methodologies to measure the impact of Smart Cities. The book has been edited by E. R. Sanseverino, R. R. Sanseverino, V. Vaccaro and G. Zizzo.