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Chicago Begins Development of ON TO 2050 Comprehensive Regional Plan

February 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Feb. 23, 2016—Stakeholders and leaders from across metropolitan Chicago are convening Wednesday to share ideas about how to strengthen existing communities by developing a new comprehensive regional plan called ON TO 2050. To embark on…

Smart Dublin: High-tech Sensors to Monitor Life in the Capital

April 2, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

Dublin is set to become the first fully sensored global city after chipmaker Intel announced plans to test more than 200 “gateways” around the city.…

Front-running Cities Changing Transport, Improving Quality of Life

December 3, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

Many cities in Europe are changing, according to a new report which points to rapid transformations in urban transport in some areas. While cycling and…

New Initiative to Support $40 Billion Smart Cities in UK

October 13, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The UK’s cities will be helped to get smart, thanks to the launch of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’s new Smart Cities. It comes as a new report published today values the smart cities industry at more than $400 billion globally by…

Singapore Looks at Work/Live Patterns

September 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Singapore's urban planning agency, the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority), is taking a serious look at ways people can work from home and in offices in suburban areas outside the city. URA Chairman and former senior civil servant Peter Ho made this point…

Worldwide Quality of Living Survey Focuses on Infrastructure

January 2, 2013 - in Corporate

Vienna retains the top spot as the city with the world’s best quality of living, according to the Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey. Zurich and Auckland follow in second and third place, respectively, and Munich is in fourth place, followed by Vancouver,…

LivCom Best Cities Focuses on Ireland

November 19, 2012 - in Corporate

Ireland’s County Wicklow, Abbeyleix in County Laois and Moynalty Village in Kells, County Meath are all shortlisted for LivCom Awards 2012 hosted in Al Ain from the 22nd – 26th November. The international LivCom Awards, endorsed by the United Nations Environment…

What Exactly is a Smart City?

September 21, 2012 - in Smart Cities

The smart-cities movement is being held back by a lack of clarity and consensus around what a smart city is and what the components of a smart city actually are. While some people continue to take a narrow view of smart cities by seeing them as places that…

260 Chinese Cities Build Digital Geographic Systems

May 24, 2012 - in Smart Cities

More than 260 prefecture-level Chinese cities are building digital geographic systems to provide better services to citizens, the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASMG) said on Wednesday. The digitalization of cities has become…