October 9, 2017    Comment off

Consumers Love Smart Cities

A new research called the Smart Cities Consumer Research Study found strong consumer acceptance of smart city technologies. But only after the idea was explained to them. The study was conducted with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Advanced Grid Research, Silver Spring Networks and Power Over Energy. Respondents were representative […]

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September 1, 2017    Comment off

Citizens taking initiative in Khon Kaen

A think tank formed by local entrepreneurs has propelled smart city plans for the northeastern province.  Of the key provinces that are part of the government’s ambitious smart city plans, Khon Kaen appears to have made the greatest progress. The development has been propelled by Khon Kaen’s strong private… The development has been propelled by […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

When you have Smart Citizen you make the first step to Smart City.

The word Smart City constitutes a number of things of which IT-enabled services are just a part. It’s a misconception that smart cities mean a city which is completely wired up and tuned to the online world. No. A smart city is one which provides for good living spaces, breathing space, gardens, a proper sewage […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

‘Smart Citizen’ Involves People in the Construction of their Cities

Smart Citizen is a platform for researchers, schools, communities, urban areas and developers which boosts participatory processes of people in cities. The main objective of this project, developed by Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, is to promote the collective construction of smarter cities by their own inhabitants. Based on geolocation, the Internet of Things […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

Smart Cities need Smart Citizen

  The concept of a Smart City, as advertised by tech giants like IBM, Cisco and Siemens, is a city with sensors in every aspect of everyday life, gathering large amounts of data and using algorithms to optimize everything in the city like routing traffic, maintaining water and air quality, positioning of police officers and […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

Why smart cities need smart citizens

Allowing citizens to become active in the process of city design is important for the success of the Smart Cities Mission.  Traditionally, initiatives like the Smart Cities Mission are indicators of developed economies. A developing country will become a successfully developed country when its citizens also upgrade and update themselves. In India, the Mission is […]

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