Dublin Digs Deep with City Data | Navigant Research Blog
Cities that want to take advantage of new technologies to improve their operations should be ready to embrace both top-down investment in new management and control systems and bottom-up innovation from a wide range of stakeholders.  Dublin provides a good example of a city that is taking advantage of both approaches to attack some critical city issues.

Dublin Digs Deep with City Data | Navigant Research Blog

Cities that want to take advantage of new technologies to improve their operations should be ready to embrace both top-down investment in new management and control systems and bottom-up innovation from a wide range of stakeholders.  Dublin provides a good example of a city that is taking advantage of both approaches to attack some critical city issues.

RESEARCHERS AT NUI Maynooth have been given €2.3m of funding for a major five-year project which will analyse how software and technology can influence life in a city.

Professor Rob Kitchin, director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at NUI, will lead the research which will focus on two cities: Dublin and Boston in the US. Boston is ranked number one on a global index of ‘smart’ cities while Dublin is a key tech hub in Europe and is home to IBM’s Smarter Cities Technology Centre.

IBM100 - Colloquia – IBM Research – Smarter Cities Technology Centre
The Science of Cities
Dublin, Ireland October 26-27, 2011IBM Research & Development – Ireland, a Smarter Cities Technology  Centre in Dublin, Ireland is bringing together esteemed leaders from  academia, government, and industry to discuss and debate the most  pressing issues of urbanisation and the future of science and technology  required to address the challenges and aspirations of cities.
 Cities are vibrant hubs of life, engines that drive the global economy,  and proving grounds for social and technological innovation. However,  while cities offer the economies of scale needed to cope with the  world’s increasing population, contemporary urban infrastructures are  plagued by pollution, resource inefficiencies, unreliability, crime, and  social inequities.
 The Science of Cities Colloquium is focused on bringing computer science  and mathematical expertise to bear on the challenges of transportation,  water, energy, and urban information systems. It will enable  researchers and city leaders from diverse domains to make new  connections, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and identify  directions that will drive new progress.
 The Colloquium is being held at the IBM Technology Campus, Dublin,  Ireland on October 26th and 27th, in conjunction with the Opening  Ceremony for the new IBM Research and Development – Ireland facility.

IBM100 - Colloquia – IBM Research – Smarter Cities Technology Centre

The Science of Cities

Dublin, Ireland
October 26-27, 2011

IBM Research & Development – Ireland, a Smarter Cities Technology Centre in Dublin, Ireland is bringing together esteemed leaders from academia, government, and industry to discuss and debate the most pressing issues of urbanisation and the future of science and technology required to address the challenges and aspirations of cities.


Cities are vibrant hubs of life, engines that drive the global economy, and proving grounds for social and technological innovation. However, while cities offer the economies of scale needed to cope with the world’s increasing population, contemporary urban infrastructures are plagued by pollution, resource inefficiencies, unreliability, crime, and social inequities.


The Science of Cities Colloquium is focused on bringing computer science and mathematical expertise to bear on the challenges of transportation, water, energy, and urban information systems. It will enable researchers and city leaders from diverse domains to make new connections, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and identify directions that will drive new progress.


The Colloquium is being held at the IBM Technology Campus, Dublin, Ireland on October 26th and 27th, in conjunction with the Opening Ceremony for the new IBM Research and Development – Ireland facility.

  A Smarter hub for Dublin | A Smarter Planet Blog

IBM opens its first Smarter Cities Technology Centre in Dublin, Ireland
 A smarter city needs a smart hub – a place where experts and researchers from different disciplines can meet and collaborate with local authorities, central government and academia, developing and applying technologies that will help the city make more informed, better decisions for its citizens. For Dublin and its wider city region, this hub will be IBM’s newly announced Smarter Cities Technology Centre. 

  A Smarter hub for Dublin | A Smarter Planet Blog

IBM opens its first Smarter Cities Technology Centre in Dublin, Ireland

 A smarter city needs a smart hub – a place where experts and researchers from different disciplines can meet and collaborate with local authorities, central government and academia, developing and applying technologies that will help the city make more informed, better decisions for its citizens. For Dublin and its wider city region, this hub will be IBM’s newly announced Smarter Cities Technology Centre.