Successful smart cities rely on more than deploying exciting new technologies in the city. They require a robust ecosystem that can support and sustain ongoing innovation, an ecosystem that comprises of local and central governments, IT companies, universities, startup companies, and citizens. But, how can such an ecosystem be built? Last year, a delegation of specialists … [Read more...] about Cutting-Edge technologies for Smart Cities in Israel
One of the most important quotes in any business is, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. Today, more than ever, this quote is also true for cities where the rise in use of connected devices in urban space has immensely increased the amount of data generated – 90% of data available in 2016 was created in the two years prior. This growth will continue to be … [Read more...] about Why should governments and cities use their data better?
What is a city? Have you ever asked yourself that question? We have all been in a city and we know how to distinguish one when we see it. A city is New York. A city is Bogotá. A city is Rio de Janeiro. But these are only examples and not a definition in itself. What makes these places 'cities'? What elements present in them are those that we associate with the concept of a … [Read more...] about The day of what? Cities, a concept with many definitions
The difference between working together or working independently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals–or SDGs —is becoming clearer as the climate and environment are getting more complex. In other words, sustainable development and climate change adaptation go together like stripes on a zebra. P4G, which stands for Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030, … [Read more...] about Going Green together: How can P4G Acceleration Partnerships promote development in Latin American cities?
In many countries, you will often hear people start a conversation by talking about the weather. The typical explanation for this is that weather is such a neutral topic that it is relatively safe to use it as an opening line. But, to what extent is this changing? Climate change is a variation in the “average weather,” which scientifically refers to the statistical … [Read more...] about Two ways that cities can adapt to climate change