City SDK | Helping cities open their data and giving developers the tools they need

WELCOME TO CITYSDK

CitySDK is creating a toolkit for the development of digital services within cities. The toolkit comprises of open and interoperable digital service interfaces as well as processes, guidelines and usability standards. CitySDK enables a more efficient utlisation of the expertise and know-how of developer communities to be applied in city service development.

The project is working in the areas of participation, mobility and tourism and has 8 cities across Europe as partners: Helsinki, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Manchester, Lamia, Istanbul, Lisbon and Rome.

If you are a city interested in the approach we are taking and would be interested in the interface and toolkit and if you are a developer looking to develop Apps that work in different European cities then get in touch.


As it is now just one month away from the launch of Social Media Week February 7-11 2011, we are pleased to announce that today pre-registration will open for select events taking place in Social Media Week cities all across the world.
To register, simply visit socialmediaweek.org, pick a city and click on schedule.
There are nine cities participating in Social Media Week–powered by global headline sponsor Nokia–this February. Registration will be going live over the course of today in New York, London, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Istanbul, and São Paulo. Please note that Toronto and San Francisco will be going live with registration later in the week and in each city, more events will be added over the coming weeks.

As it is now just one month away from the launch of Social Media Week February 7-11 2011, we are pleased to announce that today pre-registration will open for select events taking place in Social Media Week cities all across the world.

To register, simply visit socialmediaweek.org, pick a city and click on schedule.

There are nine cities participating in Social Media Week–powered by global headline sponsor Nokia–this February. Registration will be going live over the course of today in New York, London, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Istanbul, and São Paulo. Please note that Toronto and San Francisco will be going live with registration later in the week and in each city, more events will be added over the coming weeks.

Cities on the Prowl | Citiscope
Cities in the modern world are beginning to share some features with the city-states of millennia past — communicating, trading, competing. But they’re two differences: Today it’s nation states, not city-states, that occasionally go to war. And unlike the walled cities that harbored flourishing trade in Medieval Europe, today there are literally thousands of cities on the rise, and looking outward in search not of silk and spices, but rather sources of finance, global talent, and most of all, good ideas. But the search for knowledge isn’t always easy. And there can be resistance — for example the short-sightededness of journalistic watchdogs who see in mayoral travel only junkets, not fruit-bearing study of better and smarter practices elsewhere. But here’s the big news that really counts. It’s that the 500 largest cities on the planet are sending delegations to visit each other, repeatedly and consistently every year, on the order of thousands of study trips annually. The cities are selected carefully, so that visitors may acquire valuable knowledge to speed improvements back home. 

Cities on the Prowl | Citiscope

Cities in the modern world are beginning to share some features with the city-states of millennia past — communicating, trading, competing. But they’re two differences: Today it’s nation states, not city-states, that occasionally go to war. And unlike the walled cities that harbored flourishing trade in Medieval Europe, today there are literally thousands of cities on the rise, and looking outward in search not of silk and spices, but rather sources of finance, global talent, and most of all, good ideas. But the search for knowledge isn’t always easy. And there can be resistance — for example the short-sightededness of journalistic watchdogs who see in mayoral travel only junkets, not fruit-bearing study of better and smarter practices elsewhere. But here’s the big news that really counts. It’s that the 500 largest cities on the planet are sending delegations to visit each other, repeatedly and consistently every year, on the order of thousands of study trips annually. The cities are selected carefully, so that visitors may acquire valuable knowledge to speed improvements back home. 

Hub Culture -  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking is a city ranking produced annually since 2007. The most recent rankings were released in January 2010:
1. São Paulo 2009 Rank 7
2. Berlin 2009 Rank 2
3. San Francisco  2008 Rank: 12
4. Los Angeles 2009 Rank: 3
5. Shanghai 2009 Rank: 10
6. Zürich (New)
7. Sydney 2009 Rank: 5
8. New York 2009 Rank: 9
9. London 2009 Rank: 10
10. Hong Kong 2009 Rank: 8
11. Beijing 2009 Rank: 3
12. Washington DC 2009 Rank: 1
13. Cape Town (New)
14. Singapore 2009 Rank: 14
15. Tokyo 2009 Rank: 5
16. Copenhagen 2009 Rank: 20
17. Mexico D.F. 2009 Rank 19
18. Istanbul 2009 Rank: 18
19. Buenos Aires 2009 Rank: 14
20. Abu Dhabi (New)

Hub Culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hub Culture Zeitgeist Ranking is a city ranking produced annually since 2007. The most recent rankings were released in January 2010:

1. São Paulo 2009 Rank 7

2. Berlin 2009 Rank 2

3. San Francisco  2008 Rank: 12

4. Los Angeles 2009 Rank: 3

5. Shanghai 2009 Rank: 10

6. Zürich (New)

7. Sydney 2009 Rank: 5

8. New York 2009 Rank: 9

9. London 2009 Rank: 10

10. Hong Kong 2009 Rank: 8

11. Beijing 2009 Rank: 3

12. Washington DC 2009 Rank: 1

13. Cape Town (New)

14. Singapore 2009 Rank: 14

15. Tokyo 2009 Rank: 5

16. Copenhagen 2009 Rank: 20

17. Mexico D.F. 2009 Rank 19

18. Istanbul 2009 Rank: 18

19. Buenos Aires 2009 Rank: 14

20. Abu Dhabi (New)