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James Bell
yesterday
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Christchurch, a relatively small city in the South Island of New Zealand was severely hit by earthquakes in the years 2010 and 2011. The devastation shook the place with a loss of 185 lives, destruction of many homes and demolition of over 1300 buildings which included many of the heritage sites of the city. Due to the widespread destruction, the economy of New Zealand faced a $40 billion hit.

Since then, Christchurch has been preparing itself against future earthquakes and forging ahead to transform the place into a smart city that is built around resiliency. It is fighting the challenges like climate change by making the city a test bed for technological innovation.

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

An overview of LPWA (low-power, wide-area) network solutions and evolutions: the various LPWAN approaches, the main players and standards (cellular and non-cellular), facts, resources and considerations for your IoT deployments :

https://www.i-scoop.eu/internet-of-things-guide/lpwan/

Marc Van Steyvoort
last week
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Imagine that you are a bus driver in today’s urban environment. You are surrounded by rushed and distracted drivers and pedestrians, cyclists riding in your blind spots, delivery trucks stopping suddenly in front of you, and challenging weather resulting in treacherous road conditions ( By Uri Tamir for Roads&Bridges )

https://www.roadsbridges.com/modern-challenges

James Bell
last week
James Bell
Smart City Expert

In the recent years, data has actually become the life-giving force of the developing innovations in smart cities around the world. Over the last 20 years, it has had a phenomenal impact on different industries including transport, retail, and utility. A lot of cities are taking data benefits to gain a better insight into city operations. A number of them have opened their data to promote transparency and to encourage innovators to create new services leveraging the data. Using data benefits, many brands in smart cities are now looking to implement digital innovations that can facilitate both the employees as well as customers.

The advanced cities are now going a step ahead by widening the scope of data. They are coming up with groundbreaking initiatives that are not just confined to their own cities but endeavouring to share benefits beyond the boundaries. Let us read on to know which influential brands in these smart cities are taking this step.

Marc Van Steyvoort
last week
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

A year ago, Canadians were treated to an announcement involving the leaders of all three levels of government gushing and fawning about an enlightened urban partnership with a foreign company whose business model is built exclusively on the principle of mass surveillanc ( By Jim Balsillie Special to The Globe and Mail )

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-sidewalk-toronto-is-not-a-smart-city/

LABCITIES
last week
LABCITIES
By Marc Van Steyvoort

Smart city leaders and start-up collaborators in San Antonio, TX are pleased with early success of a new resident-friendly initiative to address local issues. Cityflag, a San Antonio-based tech start-up, released its 311SA app in August, and is reporting a 90 percent resolution rate. The goal was to work with the city, whose Innovation Office oversaw the project, and its residents on the interactive social network to solve issues in a more hands-on, responsive, and even fun way ( By Christine Book for SMART & RESILIENT CITIES ).

https://www.smartresilient.com/san-antonio-launches-311-civic-tech-app

LABCITIES
3 weeks ago
LABCITIES
By Marc Van Steyvoort

The focus of this year´s European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September, is “mix and move“, an encouragement for citizens to change how they travel. Boosting electric mobility is crucial for this, and Valladolid, Spain, is testing solutions and aiming to be a “lighthouse” city for clean transport in Europe

Read more: http://www.youris.comhttp//www.youris.com/mobility/ecovehicles/smart-city-platform-to-monitor-electric-mobility.kl#ixzz5Rcz9JpEK

LABCITIES
last month
LABCITIES
By Marc Van Steyvoort

Smart Cities, says Peter Linder, Head of 5G Marketing for North America with Ericsson, will be reliant on creating efficiencies and improving services, on IoT sensors. Linder chatted with TechRepublic's Teena Maddox at MWC Americas 2018.

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