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Marc Van Steyvoort
2 weeks ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

In one of the most groundbreaking implementations of AI, Dubai’s Ministry of Data is poised to turn the city into one of the most technologically advanced in the world.

Marc Van Steyvoort
3 weeks ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

A study in partnership with ONG&ONG Experience Design, involved 140 smart cities ranked across 10 vectors; clarity of vision, leadership, budget, provision of financial incentives, support programmes, talent readiness, a people-centric approach, development of an innovation ecosystem, implementation of ‘smart’ policies and, finally, a track record of previous initiatives and projects.

London, Singapore and Seoul make up the top three ‘smartest’ cities worldwide, according to new research from the Eden Strategy Institute

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By Marc Van Steyvoort

The Telegraph caught up with Dr Jacqui Taylor to talk smart city innovation in the public sector ahead of The Telegraph Britain’s Smart Cities Conference this September

Bart Gorynski
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Bart Gorynski
Smartivist | @bee smart city

Zaragoza: Pioneering a Citizen-Centric Smart City Vision
Fifteen years ago, Zaragoza - the historic Spanish city situated between Madrid and Barcelona - pioneered a vision of a future digital district and knowledge-based society. Since then, the city has developed an impressive portfolio of smart city projects and new urban services. According to Daniel Sarasa, Urban Innovation Planner in Zaragoza and internationally recognized smart city innovator, one of Zaragoza's unique strengths is its culture of citizen involvement and participation. This culture has its roots in the reawakening of democracy. In the late 1970s, the city of Zaragoza (like other cities in Spain) looked back on thirty five years of dictatorship – and looked ahead to an uncertain future. During the years of dictatorship, Zaragoza had grown in population from approximately 235,000 to more than 500,000, but the civic infrastructure and public services needed to support this urban growth were inhibited by an autocratic...

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Bart Gorynski
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Bart Gorynski
Smartivist | @bee smart city

The term ‘smart city’ is everywhere at the moment, but it is still mostly discussed in reference to familiar names - Amsterdam, Barcelona, Toronto, Vienna - the usual suspects. This overlooks the innovative projects and smart city solutions being implemented in less well-known cities across the globe, and suggests that the world’s major capitals are the only leaders in this space. In this article we are therefore going to take a brief look at the world’s smart cities that we believe deserve more attention in 2018. Some are big, others are small, but, regardless of their size and location, they’re all making themselves ‘smarter’ for the benefit of their citizens.....Read more

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