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On Feb 11, 2020
@bordersthinking shared
My introduction to the latest @NavigantRSRCH white paper on the evolution of #smartcities https://t.co/bkukH3F7BG
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Delivering on the Promise of Smart Cities: From Vision to Outcomes

Delivering on the Promise of Smart Cities: From Vision to Outcomes

A new white paper, The Evolution of Smart Cities: Delivering on the Promise, from Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, looks at the evolution of smart cities as the focus …

On Feb 12, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
"I would not want to see money that should be spent repairing potholes being diverted to hyperloop." https://t.co/aSSoJONQub
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How hyperloop could stand apart from existing transit modes

How hyperloop could stand apart from existing transit modes

Hyperloop has the potential to naturally compete in the marketplace while offering something new — as long as companies can overcome regulatory and financing challenges.

On Feb 13, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
"Three-quarters of Americans would still use a human-operated vehicle even if autonomous cars were common." https://t.co/Hrx4IIK3Ep
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The future of mobility must be more inclusive

The future of mobility must be more inclusive

Mobility-related innovation seems to cater to young city dwellers with disposable income. New solutions must consider the needs of all Americans, not just a select few.

On Feb 16, 2020
@ICLEI shared
Check out this interesting article on how nature and #NatureBasedSolutions can become the true driving force for cities: "The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones" https://t.co/a9WJY5rewh @CitiesWNature @ICLEICBC @KobieBrand @ICLEIAfrica https://t.co/YCH1EPO41v
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The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

High-tech smart cities promise efficiency by monitoring everything from bins to bridges. But what if we ditched the data and embraced ancient technology instead?

On Feb 11, 2020
@ICLEI_Europe shared
RT @EUSmartCities: Join us on 20 February 2020 at our first #EIPSCCmatchmaking event 2020 - FREE OF CHARGE & at EUROPEAN SCALE. Come and meet #investors to further develop your project! More information & registration at https://t.co/tWU7wWs0tW #eusmartcities #smartcities #EIPmatchmaking https://t.co/vyurA2Tve2
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City Representatives meet Investors - Matchmaking Event

City Representatives meet Investors - Matchmaking Event

An event that investigates investment opportunities in smart cities and enabling matching smart city project developers with the investment community.

On Feb 13, 2020
@nsjacob shared
Sidewalk Toronto: Post-It Note City https://t.co/UyIFuIyuzl via @PlacesJournal
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Post-It Note City

Post-It Note City

A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to “participate” in civic design.

On Feb 11, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
"Vision Zero is not a quick fix for what has been literally decades of policies and street designs that have prioritized car traffic over walking and bike safety." @Visionzeronet https://t.co/gyxsoLmcKw
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Austin, TX traffic fatalities nearly triple in January

Austin, TX traffic fatalities nearly triple in January

The city's already-high rate of traffic deaths point to many of the same Vision Zero challenges that cities are grappling with as they start the new year. 

On Feb 11, 2020
@SmartCityexpo shared
RT @smartcity_lab: 📏Size should not matter when it comes to enjoying a digital life! The 📶 #WIFI4EU programme aims to bridge the #digitaldivide between urban and rural areas. See how towns are becoming #SmartTowns in EU! #DigitalTransformation #smartcities #DigitalAgenda https://t.co/p2fznkjAjc
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How to go from being a town to a Smart Town

How to go from being a town to a Smart Town

Rural areas are trying to fight off the depopulation wave. The European Union is proposing digital transformation as a solution for smaller towns.