The article “U-City: Future of urban planning, management”, published in the Korea Herald newspaper looks into the current status of Korea’s “Ubiquitous City” (U-City) initiative and tries to identify its vision, goals, strategies and other crucial factors that policymakers should take into account for the future of cities.
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As part of IBM’ s efforts to help build a smarter planet, City Forward is a web-based, multi-sensory hub of insight and information’” insight and information that can be used by cities and their citizens to see themselves in new and powerful ways. It will be a dynamic resource that leads users of all types to discover and explore areas of particular relevance to their goals and situations.
SAP AG, SHARP Corporation, Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., e-solutions, inc., and the Future Design Center Incorporated Association (FDC) have joined forces to start the Smart City Project to present a technology model from Japan to the world. The plan is to develop cutting-edge technologies and models as “social systems’.
GOOD.is magazine runs a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the CEOs for Cities Velocity conference in September, 2009. In this conference a diverse collection of professionals’”from graphic designers to mayors’” tried to figure out what makes cities great, and how to make them better.
The Smart Cities Workshop, held in Brussels on 16th-17th November 2009, was organised by EuroCities in collaboration with the Directorate-General Information Society and Media, European Commission. The Workshop explored the challenges around how open innovation can support the uptake of future Internet-enabled services in smart cities.
The EU’s bid for leadership in green technologies will focus on developing a network of “smart cities” to demonstrate renewable and other low-carbon energies in Europe, according to draft European Commission
A special feature on November issue of Wired UK’ s magazine is about Digital Cities. The magazine explores how real time data is reinventing urban life, transforming our cities, informing their citizens and improving economic, social and environmental sustainability. The Wired’ s Digital Cities package contains of five stories: