Citizens

August 10, 2015 | Frank Cutitta - Editorial Director

The illusion can easily be created that by definition “smart cities” are driven almost entirely through technology backbones. Show me an Internet of Things deployment that isn’t hinged on sophisticated digital networks and devices.
 

July 27, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

Just five years ago the term 'smart city' would have been bandied about only in urban planning circles, and in niche ones at that.  Today, the smart city field is a $400 billion per year industry... read more

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There are many smart cities events taking place around the world, some filled with content and others only to ensure major corporations and brands a stage. This theme is increasingly more attractive and no one seems to want to be left out, yet there is some mistrust towards smart cities.

July 12, 2015

I’ve spent most of my career in the IT marketing sector where, especially at the consumer level, there has been no shortage of emotion in brand building.

Is the autonomous car the future or just another option?
July 09, 2015

Chances are you’ve heard something about the Google self-driving car already and have at least some type of opinion on it. The self-driving car has been really hitting the spotlight lately and not strictly because of Google, various other automakers have been toying the technology at... read more

July 02, 2015

As much as technology and development are key for the smart city initiative, a proper smart city education program is the foundation. Smart cities need a skilled workforce with training and experience that is in demand to succeed and continue positive growth.

A guidebook for city mayors and public administrators. Written in a collaboration between the World Bank and the European Network of Living Labs.
 

Global at Tel Aviv Municipality
June 19, 2015 | S&RC Contributor Network

Last week was Pride Week in Tel Aviv, the week we celebrate the city's LGBTQ community.  The highlight was of course the Pride Parade, the largest of its kind in the region, and drawing a record-breaking 160,000 revelers this year.  But even more memorable was a concert by drag queen Conchita... read more

June 15, 2015
Could a lack of cross-cultural understanding actually transform a manageable incident into a major catastrophe in the eyes of the citizenry?

 

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