The Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program awarding $50 million...– IBM Smarter Cities Challenge: Overview (via horizonwatching)
A new index ranks the competitiveness of global...
THE Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist, has devised a new index which ranks the competitiveness of the most prominent cities across the globe using a number of economic, demographic and social variables. The 120 cities in the index are home to some 750m people and $20.2 trillion worth of GDP, 29% of the world’s total. High concentrations of skilled residents,...
A Food Forest is a gardening technique or land management system that mimics a...– Seattle creates a ‘food forest’ in the middle of the city. (Forbes. HuffPost)
Trendexplosion: Get smart! →
trendexplosion: Amsterdam wants to change its whole traffic system: subsidy for electric cars, free electricity and priority in traffic for bicycles. The goal: Improve the air quality of Amsterdam by reducing the CO2 emission in 2025 by 40% compared to the 1990 level. The way: Advertise it as…
Chattanooga, Tenn., has the fastest Internet in America. As part of a bid to become a regional high-tech center, the Southern city built its own gigabit network — which means locals can have broadband that’s 200X faster than the national average. (The downside being it’ll set you back a cool $300 a month.) To capitalize on this investment, the city is tempting entrepreneurs and developers with...
urban planning & smarter cities « A Smarter Planet... →
smarterplanet: Check out all the original posts around Urban Planning — and the broader topic of Smarter Cities — from thought leaders across IBM and the world on the Smarter Planet blog.
… between 2000 and 2009, U.S. transportation and housing costs increased at...– A paragraph from the Atlantic Cities article, ‘How More Expensive Housing Can Actually Cost You Less’, which highlights the growing economic benefits of living in walkable/ “location efficient” neighborhoods. The website for the ‘Housing and Transportation Affordability Index’ explains that: ...
Smarter Government for a Smarter Planet - IBM... →
Why Pulse 2012 for Smarter Government? Governments are facing increased challenges from budget constraints and lack of resources while service to citizens becomes more demanding. Pulse 2012 will explore these issues and more, to help attendees learn how to optimize government infrastructure and deliver ultimate business value to citizens. Pulse 2012 attendees will hear from diverse...