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.
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Editors Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell, and Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos have compiled a list of articles by researchers, industry leaders and policymakers that cover a wide spectrum of issues relating to economic and political development enabled by information and communication technology (ICT). The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities created by technological innovations that are profoundly affecting the dynamics of economic growth, promotion of democratic principles, and the protection of individual, national, and regional rights.
India has an ongoing Smart City program, launched in June 2015, which seeks to create 100 Smart Cities! This will be done by modernizing the municipal services and infrastructure of existing cities, including transportation, water and waste management, and smart grids. Such a transformation will be essential to maintain and improve living standards as more people are expected to migrate to cities in the future.
In this episode of the Digital Outliers podcast series, host Brian Solis interviews Dr. Jonathan Reichental, CIO for the City of Palo Alto, about how the evolution of digital technology at the heart of Silicon Valley offers each of us a sneak preview into the coming transformation in urban areas everywhere.
FAB City is a project launched in 2011 by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunia, the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and the Fab Foundation. It is a global project aiming at the development of a new urban model for locally productive and globally connected self sufficient cities.
The New York City published the Digital Playbook, a new strategy that outlines how the municipality will make it easier for residents to access City services and how the City will use digital tools to strengthen communities.
To help understand the building blocks to a successful digital city, The Digital Communities Special Report looks at five key technologies ‘” broadband, open data, GIS, CRM and analytics ‘” and provides a window into how they are helping city governments cope with economic, educational and societal demands.