Gordon Feller, Director of Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group presents the company’ s vision of smart cities enabled by the network. In a webinar organized by Smart+Connected Communities Institute Feller provided
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This collection of books from 2000 to 2010 examines the role and contribution of information technologies, the Internet, innovation ecosystems and institutions to the making of the 21st century cities.
Books are presented by chronological order of publication and summaries are by the authors or publishers.
Driven by Cisco, the Smart+Connected Communities Institute provides political leaders, urban planners, developers, academic institutions and citizens an online community where they can collaborate and innovate to develop future sustainable cities.
“Cities will be smart. They will be more beautiful, more exquisitely made in parts and more assembled ad hoc in other parts. More resourceful and more transparently knowable. Unlike today’ s “dumb cities’ that sit like the dead materials that they are, future cities will be alive in a Biomimicry sense, evolving, learning, and growing.”
The Guardian in assosiation with IBM published a series of articles concerning the ‘˜smart’ urban environment of the future. The articles examine characteristics of our daily life in a future smart city, initiatives taken by urban centers, and views of representatives from a list of European cities.
The report “ICT for City Management – Enabling, engaging and empowering city stakeholders” is based on surveys about ICT and city management of three stakeholder groups’”public officials, city residents and business executives’”in 15 cities across the world, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit.