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A Hyper-Connected Smart City Framework: Digital Resources Using Enhanced Pedagogical Techniques

The framework presented in this paper    highlights challenges within  the  smart  city  application, especially regarding  the centralisation of knowledge to implement smart city services with a secure architecture, and synthesises the techniques feasible to solve them. The authors analyse the impact of a potential breach on smart city applications as well as state-of-the-art architectures available. The learning gathered for the framework is presented in the form of a purpose-built website with interactive resources.   Continue reading

New report on Citizen-led data governance

The rise of the online economy is based on the opportunities to extract value from data that is produced by digital technologies. As opposed to data brokers that gain value buying and selling personal information, this report argues for radically new ideas about how the value of our personal information can be returned back to citizens. Rather than focusing on how making money from data, it focuses on how data can benefit society as a whole, exploring the idea of ‘data commons’. The report is entitled “Common Knowledge: Citizen-led data governance for better cities” and is part of the decode H2020 project.

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On the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak and the Smart City Network: Universal Data Sharing Standards Coupled with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Benefit Urban Health Monitoring and Management

The authors of this is paper, inspired by the context of the current pandemic, attempt an exploration on urban resilience. Within the reality of smart cities, they outline the importance of seeking standardization of communication across and among them. One month after detection and during the outbreak, they surveys the virus outbreak from an urban standpoint. Continue reading

Our Digital Rights to the City by Meatspace Press

digitalrights_cover‘˜Our Digital Rights to the City‘ is a small collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and economic power of technologies that are now almost inescapable within the urban environment. The collection is edited by Joe Shaw and Mark Graham and its contributing authors are Jathan Sadowski, Valentina Carraro, Bart Wissink, Desiree Fields, Kurt Iveson, Taylor Shelton, Sophia Drakopoulou and Mark Purcell.

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Privacy and Security in Social Networking in Smart Cities

moustaka et al.This paper   Smart Cities at Risk!: Privacy and Security Borderlines from Social Networking in Cities written by Moustaka, V. Theodosiou, Z. Vakali, A. and Kounoudes A., deals with the impact of Online Social Networks (OSN) privacy and security risks on the social dimensions of smart cities and attempts to investigate their interaction. Moreover, it introduces the issue of children’ privacy and security and proposes a relationship model of security and privary threats.

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NYC, Amsterdam and Barcelona launch Cities Coalition for Digital Rights

Cities coalition for digital rightsThe Cities Coalition for Digital Rights marks the first international agreement between cities to develop policies to protect their citizens’ internet privacy. The coalition was introduced at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona, and was signed by Barcelona, New York and Amsterdam. The joint initiative will promote and track progress in protecting residents’ and visitors’ digital rights. Continue reading