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Follow Day 2 of the SmarterCities Summit in NYC
The event is taking place Oct 1-2 and can be followed on Twitter via the hashmark (#) smartercity.Take in the live conversation on the Smarter Planet blog and follow @smarterplanet. Breakouts today will be: Transportation, Health Care, Public Safety, Education, Goverment Services, Energy. Be sure to also follow @susannedirks and @markcleverley, two of IBM’s foremost smartercities...
Dubuque, a town of 60,000 in northeast Iowa will create, with Smarter Planet...– Quote by Roy D. Buol, Mayor of Dubuque, Iowa. Source: IBM and Dubuque, Iowa Partner on Smarter City Initiative
FDNY’s new Coordinated Building Inspection and Data Analysis System...– Smarter Fire Departments = Smarter Cities (via HorizonWatching)
iCarpool wins the $50,000 Intelligent...
The results are in and a winner has been announced in the $50,000 Intelligent Transportation Traffic Challenge. Earlier this summer, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in partnership with IBM and Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations, launched a global challenge to identify innovative ideas for combating transportation congestion, and to find and fund a solution...
My Smarter New York City: No More Parking Tickets
In a smarter NYC, people wouldn’t get tickets because streets and cars would help them know if a spot was legal, and wireless systems would ensure that payment had been automatically made. This would be both a better way to organize parking, but also an improvement in the quality of city life. For an example of the kind of smart parking, see this post from the Smarter Planet site in...
I love the way people are thinking about making places human-scale - you know, the kinds of neighborhoods you can explore on foot or on bicycle instead of in a car. http://www.livablecities.org/ Toronto is starting to feel more livable for me. Public transit, lots of neighborhoods with distinctive character, lots of events… I’d love to see more biking facilities and more local...
When is a Smarter City actually Smarter?
“Smarter City” is an attractive label to attach to a project that the city is undertaking but can we define some objective criteria as to what actually is “Smarter” … and what’s not? The “Smarter Planet” criteria of Instrumented, Interconnected and Intelligent are a good starting point so arguably city projects that exploit technology to interact...
Archeworks project in Chicago envisions smarter...
Access to clean water is fundamental to the lives of healthy human beings. While the United States is by and large considered to have adequate water resources, water scarcity and droughts occur regularly throughout the country. Water shortages are even routinely reported in cities directly adjacent to the Great Lakes, which hold 20% of the Earth’s freshwater and 95% of the freshwater in the...
Streets of Bucharest
The streets of Bucharest are crowded! Very crowded! Many people driving to work because the public transportation can not reach every corner of the city, is not reliable and dirty. So we wait and wait in a traffic jam and count the unproductive hours. Sometimes it’s sunny and we think we could go by bike, but there are no places to run our bikes, unless we plan to commit suicide. And...