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Smart cities must be sustainable in order to survive. Sustainability is a key component of a truly smart city. If you add connectivity to a city without any connection to sustainability issues, you haven’t really created a smart city. To be truly innovative, a city needs to consider elements including …
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The scale and speed of urbanisation across the world is a source of challenge to cities. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas, and by 2030, 41 cities will have a population of at least 10 million. This rapid pace …
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Digital services are reshaping city life. To ensure that digitalisation is a positive force in the city, the role of the city administration needs to be rethought. Following the second meeting in LSE’s Digital Life series in March, Visiting Fellows Jonny Shipp and Dr Ioanna Noula discuss the challenges and …
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Joel Cherkis , Global Vice President – Infrastructure, Government, Education, & Health – at Oracle’s Industry Solutions Group, believes that India could be the global leader in developing smart cities. While talking to EconomicTimes.com, on the sidelines of the Oracle Openworld conference, which is being held in India for the …
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When Nokia lost the smartphone race against Apple, its key R&D centre in Oulu, a high-tech city of 250,000 in northern Finland, weathered mass layoffs. Nokia has since rebounded and returned jobs to the area. Mayor Päivi Laajala told EURACTIV Slovakia about its recovery. Päivi Laajala has served as the …
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Did you know San Antonio has had an innovation office since 2007? Innovation is defined as the process of implementing new ideas to create value. A project spearheaded by City Manager Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio’s Office of Innovation was created in 2007, one of the first in the nation that …
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A study conducted by Persistence Market Research has estimated that the global market for smart city technology will reach 3.48 trillion US dollars with a growth rate of over 18 percent over the next 10 years to 2026. Robust urbanization and supportive government policies are expected to promote the concept …
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In recent years, the smart city debate has taken a significant turn. We are increasingly moving away from discussing monolithic, top­down programs that prescribe specific technologies that cities should adopt. Instead, we are engaged in more open and targeted discussions about what benefits and improvements new technology can really deliver for civic …
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Indiabulls Housing Finance expects the government’s push to affordable housing to provide a fillip to the Rs 40­60 lakh residential segment. In an interview to Shilpy Sinha, CEO Gagan Banga said the company’s loan book is likely to double to Rs 2 lakh crore by 2024. Edited excerpts: Treasury gains saw a dip in the fourth quarter of 2016­17. …
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WHAT makes a city smart?” someone asked me after reading Selangor’s plan to make the state a “smart city”. Reading their 34-page PDF executive summary document, you have to admire the work they put into it. Personally, it’s hard to talk about a city being “smart”, when basic infrastructure is lacking. …