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LABCITIES
8 hours ago
LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

Thirty cities were added to the Centre's Smart Cities Mission and a total investment of Rs. 57,393 crore was announced by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, taking the total number of smart cities to 90.

The announcement marks the second anniversary of the launch of the Smart Cities Mission.

Mr. Naidu said that of the cities, 26 had proposed affordable housing projects, another 26 new schools and hospitals and 29 had proposed redesign and development of roads.

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LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

One of the most important challenges for cities and communities is working together and sharing knowledge. But to make sure collaboration is relevant and effective, it is crucial to understand the issues that city leaders struggle with in their smart city projects.

The Global Smart City and Community Coalition visited the New York Smart City Expo, May 2017. Here, in line with the message of Mayor de Blasio, we have asked cities’ CIO/CTOs what concrete struggles they face with their smart city projects and what they would like to learn from other cities.

The result of the interviews with these key innovators from Amsterdam, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Eindhoven, New York and The Hague is aligned in the segmented videos in each paragraph, and will guide you through a diverse list of challenges for city officials with regards to local collaboration and thematic issues like mobility and city services.

Julian Sandler
2 days ago
Julian Sandler
Smart City Expert

Be honest. When you read the words data automation you get a sudden rush of melatonin to your brain, your eyelids get heavy, and you get an uncontrollable urge to fall asleep. Don’t be ashamed; you are reacting to these words in a similar manner to 99.5% of people on the planet. Bear with me though for just a few paragraphs while I try to explain why it matters, and how we do it here at the City of San Diego.

Salud Ruiz
2 days ago
Salud Ruiz
Smart City Expert

HOP Ubiquitous among the 10 chosen in the worldwide tender Select4cities to design the Smart Cities in Helsinki, Copenhagen and Antwerp.

LABCITIES
3 days ago
LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

Smart cities are no longer the future. They are here and they are growing rapidly, keeping pace with the expansion of the Internet of Things and impacting municipal services all over the world. To improve city living, smart cities collaborate with developers, big data specialists, innovators and strategic thinkers. Large companies such as IBM and Cisco work together with civic planning authorities and universities, focusing on improving public transport, law enforcement, energy use and waste management by using data-driven systems. Think smart traffic light systems, useful apps, smart street lights and smart parking.

Here are some inspiring smart cities from all corners of the globe that are getting it right – in no particular order.

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