Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past ‘” from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars.
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This report, published by U.S. Government Accountability Office, presents the results of a forum on recent developments in the area of data, analysis, and innovation’”and key implications for related economic opportunities, challenges to realizing such opportunities, new pathways to societal benefits, and privacy concerns.
To get a sense of what city life might look like in the future, Business Insider called on futurists, urban planners, and designers to weigh in on trends related to transportation, housing, automation, the Internet, the environment, and jobs.
The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies identifies technologies that are showing promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years. The 2016 edition reveals three distinct technology trends that are poised to be of the highest priority for organizations facing rapidly accelerating digital business innovation.
Open Data Maturity in Europe 2015: Insights into the European state of play is a report prepared under the framework of the European Data Portal project. As it has been stated in a previous post, one of the main goals of the European Data Portal is to offer access to data published by administrations in countries across Europe, from the EU and beyond. Additionally, it supports public administrations in publishing more data as open data and targets on actions to stimulate their re-use.
Accenture’s Technology Vision report pinpoints the emerging IT developments that will have the greatest impact on companies, government agencies, and other organizations in the next three to five years. The 2016 version investigates five trends behind a ‘˜people-first’ approach: Intelligent automation, liquid workforces, the platform economy, predictable disruption and digital trust.
A new tool, created by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), aims to give a comprehensive but broad measure of New York’ s economic development opportunities at both the citywide and neighborhood level. The tool uses 19 economic factors to calculate the risk to economic opportunity by neighborhood.