And will it work for plastic straws?
Read more from the source: Plastic bag taxes or bans have been passed in 400 cities and states. But did it reduce waste?
Smart Cities and Components in the IoT Era https://www.iotcentral.io/blog/understanding-the-role-of-smart-city-its-components-in-the-iot-er
Smart Cities and Components in the IoT Era
To cope with the increasing population, hyper-urbanization, globalization as well as to ensure economic and environmental stability, cities are now focusing on becoming smart cities. Smart City is a concept of utilizing technologies and connected data sensors to enhance and become powerful in terms of infrastructure and city operations. This includes monitoring and managing of public assets, transportation systems, citizens, power plants, water supplies, information systems, civil bodies, and...
Building a Data-Driven Future: Digital Cities 2019 Revealed https://www.governing.com/news/headlines/Building-Data-Driven-Future-Digital-Cities-2019-Revealed.html
Building a Data-Driven Future: Digital Cities 2019 Revealed
This past year could be dubbed “the year of the refresh” for the winners of the 2019 Digital Cities Survey, presented by the Center for Digital Government.* The IT leaders and elected officials of these top cities have braced themselves for the next decade by leveraging vendor solutions, identifying infrastructure upgrades and making government-wide changes to philosophy. Many of these initiatives were implemented during the past year, but other winners have thrived on existing foundations in...
Helping Smart Cities become more Inclusive
Moovit, the leading mobility as a service (MaaS) solutions company and the maker of the world’s #1 urban mobility app, together with Microsoft’s Azure Maps, and Aira, the AI remote assistance platform, are announcing a joint partnership which will make public transit more accessible for blind and visually impaired people around the globe.
‘Building smart cities starts with people, not technology’
When The Jetsons, the candy-coloured cartoon family, came on TV screens in the 1960s, they presented a utopian world powered by technology. From humanoids, holograms, smartwatches and phones, to video chat, drones and 3D printed food, they used things that were straight from a science fiction novel. Now, these things have become an everyday reality, and countries are trying to utilize them to create a smart world. “Smart", however, doesn’t mean just installing digital interfaces in traditiona...
Modern cities become less dense as they grow
The biggest engine of expansion is sprawl, not building height
Plastic bag taxes or bans have been passed in 400 cities and states. But did it reduce waste?
And will it work for plastic straws?
Inclusive smart cities
Download the Deloitte Insights and Dow Jones app Today’s cities are larger and more diverse than ever. More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban centers, and this proportion is expected to increase to nearly 70 percent by 2050. 3 While urbanization has helped improve living conditions for millions of people around the world, there are often chronic economic and social disparities among city dwellers. In the developing world, one out of three urban residents still lives in sl...
Rethinking Urban Innovation in an Age of Entanglement
Matthew Claudel and Jonathan Lapalme are McConnell Cities for People Fellows. Matthew Claudel is working on his PhD at MIT, where he co-founded MIT’s designX program and Jonathan Lapalme is a member…
Transforming Urban Cores into Smart Cities
From an article on the Lidar News website entitled "Transforming Urban Cores Into Smart Cities with Mobility Data and AI."
City of San Diego’s Inclusive & Connected Communities Roadmap for Smart City Projects
City of San Diego’s Inclusive & Connected Communities Roadmap for Smart City Projects City of San Diego’s Inclusive & Connected Communities Roadmap for Smart City Projects On September 25, 2019, at 10 am PT, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Steph Stoppenhagen of Black & Veatch, Dave O’Connor of Atonix Digital, and Jason Anderson of Cleantech San Diego. Register Program Black & Veatch & Atonix Digital are working with the City of San Diego and Cleantech San Diego to roll...
Smart Lampposts: Illuminating Smart Cities
In August 2018, a publication titled Smart Cities World featured an article on the deployment of smart street lighting in Hong Kong. “Leveraging IoT sensors fixed on the lamp posts,” the article explained, the technology will enable real-time collection of city data, such as weather, air quality, temperature, people and/or vehicle flow related information, for city management and the support of various applications of smart city initiatives. It will also provide services such as wi-fi hotspot...
Knowledge Wharton: What’s Fueling the Smart City Backlash?
A new phase of pause and double-check assumptions seems to have gripped the three-decades-old global movement of overstressed urban centers transitioning to so-called smart cities with innovative, technology-led promises. The latest phase is marked by scattered, local-level resistance by residents to smart-city programs in big cities like Toronto and New York to small towns such as Ross, California — near San Francisco — with less than 2,500 residents.
Cities Need to Prepare Now for Disruption from Artificial Intelligence According to Oliver Wyman Forum Index
No city in the world is ready for the disruptions that will be brought on by the Age of AI. Significant improvements must be made by governments and p
5 ideas from Silicon Valley on making your city more innovative – American City and County
Officials in cities across the Silicon Valley region share insights with Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi about how to make cities more innovative.
Smart Cities for All Partners with Mexico’s Biggest Cities to Promote Digital Inclusion
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2019 Contact: Udita Singh, G3ict, email@example.com G3ict’s Smart Cities for All global initiativ
Smart Cities Market Worth $717.2 Billion by 2023
CHICAGO , July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, " Smart Cities Market by Smart Transportation (Type, Solutions and Services), Smart Buildings (Type, Solutions and ...
Commissioner recommends updating privacy laws to prepare for smart cities
Current law is outdated in the face of current digital technologies and practices such as sensors, big data analytics and artificial intelligence
Mobile IoT for Smart Cities | Internet of Things
How Kansas City cemented data-driven management into city law
It’s a fear shared by public-sector innovators everywhere: You’ve accomplished something big — and perhaps even started to shift the culture in City Hall in a positive way — and then leadership…
Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces the American Cities Best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives in 2019
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the seven cities to achieve 2019 What Works Cities Certification, a national standard of excellence in city governance. What Works Cities Certification rates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. This year, the Certification recognizes Arlington, TX; Kansas City, MO; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Scottsdale, AZ; and Washington, DC.