Tomorrow’s cities: Sensor networks for the elderly | BBC News
Helge and Kari Farsund, who live in Oslo, Norway, have been a couple for 50 years. Mr Farsund worked as an engineer, while his wife was an intensive-care nurse, at one point serving with the Red Cross in Rwanda, helping victims of the violent war in that country.
Three years ago, a more personal tragedy struck, when Mrs Farsund was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
As the condition deteriorated, Mr Farsund began looking for a system that could help both of them live as normal a life as possible.

Tomorrow’s cities: Sensor networks for the elderly | BBC News

Helge and Kari Farsund, who live in Oslo, Norway, have been a couple for 50 years. Mr Farsund worked as an engineer, while his wife was an intensive-care nurse, at one point serving with the Red Cross in Rwanda, helping victims of the violent war in that country.

Three years ago, a more personal tragedy struck, when Mrs Farsund was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

As the condition deteriorated, Mr Farsund began looking for a system that could help both of them live as normal a life as possible.

Rochester, New York: Leading as a Healthy City (by IBMSocialMedia)

Rochester New York, is an example of a city that recognizes the unique opportunity that healthcare plays as the cornerstone of economic viability. They’ve worked to transform their healthcare system with ambition, vision and innovation to outperform and attract new business, jobs and foster economic development.

Children who live in walkable areas, with a child-friendly park nearby and access to healthy food have 59% lower odds of being obese. More on This Big City.
兒童若居住在適合步行的環境,住家附近又有兒童公園,亦有商家販售健康食品,肥胖機率會下降59%。更多內容請見《城事》。
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Children who live in walkable areas, with a child-friendly park nearby and access to healthy food have 59% lower odds of being obese. More on This Big City.

兒童若居住在適合步行的環境,住家附近又有兒童公園,亦有商家販售健康食品,肥胖機率會下降59%。更多內容請見《城事》。

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 Anatomy of a smart city - SmartPlanet
A comprehensive analysis from Forrester Research explores the role the information and communications technology (ICT) will play in creating the foundation for smart cities — whether those cities are newer communities being built from scratch or centuries-old metropolises. The report, “Getting Clever About Smart Cities: New Opportunities Require New Business Models,” suggests that new management approaches will be required to manage urban areas, as the population in those areas grows by an anticipated 2.3 billion over the next 40 years. That data (which comes from the United Nations) suggests that 70 percent of the world’s total population will live in cities and surrounding regions by 2050. According to Forrester, a smart city is one that “uses information and communications technologies to make the critical infrastructure components and services of a city — administration, education, healthcare, public safety, real estate, transportation and utilities — more aware, interactive and efficient.” 

 Anatomy of a smart city - SmartPlanet

A comprehensive analysis from Forrester Research explores the role the information and communications technology (ICT) will play in creating the foundation for smart cities — whether those cities are newer communities being built from scratch or centuries-old metropolises. The report, “Getting Clever About Smart Cities: New Opportunities Require New Business Models,” suggests that new management approaches will be required to manage urban areas, as the population in those areas grows by an anticipated 2.3 billion over the next 40 years. That data (which comes from the United Nations) suggests that 70 percent of the world’s total population will live in cities and surrounding regions by 2050. According to Forrester, a smart city is one that “uses information and communications technologies to make the critical infrastructure components and services of a city — administration, education, healthcare, public safety, real estate, transportation and utilities — more aware, interactive and efficient.” 

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IBM To Give $50 Million In Tech And Consulting Services To 100 Cities
IBM today announced a plan to give away $50 million of its services and technology over the next three years to 100 municipalities through a program the company is calling the Smarter Cities Challenge. Funded via IBM’s philanthropic division, according to an IBM press statement, the Smarter Cities program aims to help municipalities around the world— with populations of 100,000 to 700,000 ideally— solve local problems in any of the following areas: healthcare, education, safety, social services, transportation, communications, sustainability, budget management, energy, and utilities.

smarterplanet:

IBM To Give $50 Million In Tech And Consulting Services To 100 Cities

IBM today announced a plan to give away $50 million of its services and technology over the next three years to 100 municipalities through a program the company is calling the Smarter Cities Challenge. Funded via IBM’s philanthropic division, according to an IBM press statement, the Smarter Cities program aims to help municipalities around the world— with populations of 100,000 to 700,000 ideally— solve local problems in any of the following areas: healthcare, education, safety, social services, transportation, communications, sustainability, budget management, energy, and utilities.