Urenio Watch Watch: Publications on Intelligent Cities / Smart Cities

From Smart to Cognitive Cities: Intelligence and Urban Utopias

The article   “From Smart to Cognitive Cities: Intelligence and Urban Utopias ‘  by A. Psaltoglou was published in the 11th issue of  Archidoct and discusses the relation between human intelligence and cities. Through briefly describing human intelligence and utopian thinking, it critically presents two current urban utopias, Smart and Cognitive cities and explores the role of technology as well as the concept of intelligence in both cases.

Architectures of Intelligence in Smart Cities

The article   “Architectures of Intelligence in Smart Cities: Pathways To Problem-Solving and Innovation”  by Prof. N. Komninos was published in the 11th issue of  Archidoct and discusses the concept of city intelligence. Through briefly describing the different types of city intelligence in both literature and practice, the article defines a universal architecture of city intelligence and the variables this is based.

Enabling Cognitive Smart Cities Using Big Data and Machine Learning

In this article, the authors shed light on the challenge of underutilizing the big data generated by smart cities from a machine learning perspective. In particular, they discuss the phenomenon of wasting unlabeled data and they argue that semi-supervision is a must for smart cities to address this challenge. Finally, they propose a three-level learning framework for smart cities that matches the hierarchical nature of big data generated by smart cities.

Realizing the Potential of Blockchain

Realizing the Potential of Blockchain: A Multistakeholder Approach to the Stewardship of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies is a white paper produced by World Economic Forum, that tries to shed light on blockchain governance challenges and multistakeholder cooperation opportunities. More specifically, this report provides a structured analytical framework and taxonomy for use by industry, technical, governmental, civil society and other stakeholders in considering how they might collaborate to resolve problems and unlock opportunities beyond the reach of any single actor.

Governing the Complexity of Smart Data Cities: Setting a Research Agenda

This chapter develops a research agenda for big and open data in smart cities on the basis of a thorough literature discussion of Actor Network Theory and the key concepts of urban governance and complexity. It sheds light on the challenges that emerge from the intensified interactions between the social and the physical aspects of urban dynamics in the smart city.

Data-driven dashboards for transparent and accountable decision-making

Ricardo Matheus, Marijn Janssen and Devender Maheshwari (2018) have recently published an article entitled “Data science empowering the public: Data-driven dashboards for transparent and accountable decision-making in smart cities” regarding the benefits of using data-driven dashboards for the governance of smart cities. According to their research, there are significant challenges that have to be considered when designing dashboards. They suggest a set of principles that can guide the design process in order to make the decision-making process more transparent and trustful.