Top news of the week: 11.08.2020.

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Smart Cities

On Aug 9, 2020
@USGBC shared
Buildings from one to three stories tall account for 44% of all bird fatalities. https://t.co/a1ff06IXKn
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Avian-friendly buildings are not just for the birds

Avian-friendly buildings are not just for the birds

Howard County, MD is the latest jurisdiction to mandate bird-friendly construction standards, but it's not just the cardinals and hummingbirds that stand to benefit.

On Aug 5, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
San Diego's Smart Streetlights program has resulted in "broken promises on civic innovation." @chris_teale reports: https://t.co/dyM9mHKhg2
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Smart streetlight controversy in San Diego prompts surveillance revamp

Smart streetlight controversy in San Diego prompts surveillance revamp

The city council will vote in September on plans to update guidelines, which would provide more oversight and a Privacy Advisory Commission.

On Aug 6, 2020
@EngagingCities shared
Black Lives Matter protests are showing how city leaders and transit agencies must reprioritize infrastructure investments, a public transit official argues. https://t.co/unk3sqteSS #city #public #transportation #transit #equity #infrastructure #cityplanning #localgovernment https://t.co/j99s3skJmc
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To Fight Racism, Transit Has a Key Role

To Fight Racism, Transit Has a Key Role

Black Lives Matter protests are showing how city leaders and transit agencies must reprioritize infrastructure investments, a public transit official argues.

On Aug 6, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
The need to continuously communicate to ensure the buy-in of citizens and stakeholders is fundamental to the success of any hyperconnected city initiative, @ArnaudLegrand with @nokia writes. https://t.co/m1iZdzhOPF
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Reaping the benefits of the hyperconnected city

Reaping the benefits of the hyperconnected city

A city must unlock the full economic, social, environmental and business value of technology —  through IoT, AI or mobile connectivity — to become one hyperconnected urban epicenter.

On Aug 7, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
Connecticut's largest utility was granted a $124.6 million rate hike in April 2018 for system resiliency through 2020, adding to the frustration of local officials for what they deem an inadequate response by utilities to Hurricane Isaias. https://t.co/Uhav3c1APe
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Northeast officials blast utilities after 'wholly inadequate' storm response

Northeast officials blast utilities after 'wholly inadequate' storm response

Hurricane Isaias has brought Consolidated Edison, Eversource and other utilities their most power outages since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

On Aug 5, 2020
@EUSmartCities shared
RT @pocityf: What are the challenges for historical cities, like Évora and Alkmaar, face in becoming more #sustainable? What is the legal framework to be considered when they plan their smart solutions? This 2 questions were addressed during #POCITYF's 1st webinar https://t.co/59KXctdp6P https://t.co/MogQnURmVu
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Webinar: how to overcome legal barriers for historical smart cities - POCITYF

Webinar: how to overcome legal barriers for historical smart cities - POCITYF

In their first internal knowledge-transfer webinar, POCITYF’s Lighthouse cities addressed the technical challenges and the legal framework for implementing innovative solutions in their ...

On Aug 6, 2020
@JAdP shared
RT @rcmadiraju: I'm going to "IoT Slam 2020 Internet of Things Conferences". See you there? https://t.co/VrwwkowHiU via @EventbriteUK
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Organiser Internet of Things Community - IoT Community

Organiser Internet of Things Community - IoT Community

twelfth international conference - commencing August 19th, 2020, Online

On Aug 7, 2020
@EUSmartCities shared
RT @pocityf: Happy to announce 2 new articles published on @MDPIOpenAccess 1⃣KPI for positive energy transition #SmartCity projects ➡️ https://t.co/VRVfnMJUxr 2⃣ Smart city technologies related to energy transition ➡️ https://t.co/Fex8yL3L2e Congratulations to our team led by @CERTHellas
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The Nexus between Market Needs and Value Attributes of Smart City Solutions towards Energy Transition. An Empirical Evidence of Two European Union (EU) Smart Cities, Evora and Alkmaar

The Nexus between Market Needs and Value Attributes of Smart City Solutions towards Energy Transition. An Empirical Evidence of Two European Union (EU) Smart Cities, Evora and Alkmaar

This study presents an experiential process and a market-oriented approach for realizing cities’ energy transition through smart solutions. The aim of this study is twofold: (a) ...