Social Networks

Tania Seary tells delegates at the Asia-Pacific CPO Forum that procurement needs to get social to drive the profession forward. Procurement professionals need to claim their rightful place on the Internet, and get social, by actively participating in social media and blogs for the benefit of the broader industry, the founder of Procurious told a ...

Digital experiences are now the cornerstone of interactions with government services, driven in part by the rapid spread of web, mobile, and social channels. Citizens are in control. They decide how, when, and where they want to engage with organizations – whether it is in a service center, over the phone, via a mobile app, email, or on the web. No matter which channel they choose, constituents expect government to recognize them, who they are, what processes or interactions are underway, and to do so at every touch point.

Ever since Philip Kotler in his interview with The Place Brand Observer mentioned smart cities as a key trend to watch in city branding and marketing, we've been wondering what this might look like. As the person in charge of new Smart & Resilient Cities website, Frank Cutitta knows a lot about the topic.

This week’s Smart City roundup features the future of infrastructure, the rise of social spaces and smart cities being powered by a new open-source platform. You can now sign up or log into various online services with the use of social media, so why can’t people log into buildings with the use of their Facebook account.

The vibrant city of Shanghai, China, was certainly an appropriate venue to host the recent Smart City China Expo & Congress, the most influential smart city forum in China.

The Chicago Forum on Global Cities will also live stream this program: Technology is transforming global cities, enabling the collection and sharing of data on a range of critical urban challenges, from crime and congestion, to pollution and power-usage. These metrics are providing fascinating new insights into how cities function, and hold the potential for smarter, more responsive policymaking.

Urbanization can be simply defined as the rise of cities vis-a-vis the rural landscape. In that manner, the rise of cities has often been construed as an indicator of development and progress. The case has been no different when it comes to India. It is imperative then to not only create new ‘smart’ cities, but also upgrade the existing ones. Developing newer cities will bridge the rural-urban divide.

What are smart cities. Consensus is growing around the idea that smart cities utilize technology to foster green development, innovation, and new forms of participation. There are many ways that technology can help cities be more responsive to residents, while also making urban areas more efficient and green.

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