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The large-scale Saint Sofia development, initially announced in 2014, has been granted the status of priority investment project and will benefit from a number of state-guaranteed incentives for a three-year-project, the state-controlled Invest Bulgaria Agency told BIRN on Tuesday. This was made possible after the coalition government, led by Prime …
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Some metropolitan cities like Dallas or Austin are becoming “Smart Cities.” They use innovative technology in public areas. But one day, Midland might not only be known as the Tall City, but also, a “Smart City.” “We were discussing some outlooks on different technologies we can deploy in our city …
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In order to reshape the way public service is provided and managed,‎ the Federal Government on Tuesday, said its would partner Huawei to create smart cities in Nigeria. ‎Minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this in Abuja, at a Smart Cities two-day multi-stakeholders international summit, sponsored by Huawei, in collaboration …
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A NEW CITY of 6 million square metres is being planned for the Iskandar Region of Malaysia. Country Garden Pacificview (CGPW), the master developer of Forest City, is seeking investors for its US$100 billion (Bt3.3 trillion) project, with CEO Baiyuan Su trumpeting the project as Southeast Asia’s first and largest …
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Last week, Seattle hired Kate Garman to be its Smart City Coordinator. We speak to her about what it means to be responsible for making the city smarter. It was a Thursday in Washington DC when Kate Garman received a phone call from Jim Loter, the Director of Digital Engagement …
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Alibaba Group, the world’s largest retail giant, has signed a four-year partnership with the Macau government to turn the gambling mecca into a ‘Smart City.’ Elon Musk will send the first manned mission to Mars. Not NASA. There is a shift in power, where there was once the government, we …
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New Zealand Smart City Initiatives at the Forefront in Asia Pacific Awards AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, August 8th, 2017 IDC Asia/Pacific has announced the winners for the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017. Out …IDC NEW ZEALAND PRESS RELEASE New Zealand Smart City Initiatives at the Forefront in Asia …
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Using sharing economy to empower the local ecosystem For years we have been working in retro fitting our cities, developing a new concept so called smart cities. It is clear that the main driver is technology and successful projects are the ones oriented to citizens. New apps and platforms are …
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Makati City is now a step closer to transforming itself into a “Smart City” after forging a collaboration agreement with Globe Telecom, its subsidiary G-XChange Inc. (GXI), and iBayad Online Ventures Inc., for the launch of the Makatizen Card, which will be available to Makati residents and workers soon. Makati …
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At night, Central do Brasil is eerily quiet. Rio’s main transit point connects the city’s metro to a bus station and to its eight tramway lines. But arriving at Central early in the morning is a different story. An estimated 670,000 descend from the suburban trains every morning. Home to …