Smart City Portraits

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Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Melbourne, where she studied a mixture of arts and sciences. She has worked as an editor for Wiley’s materials science program since 2010, and works on both fiction and nonfiction writing and editing projects in her spare time.

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Smart City Hamilton: The Steel Capital of Canada

By Lisa Smith on Apr 29, 2018 11:14:55 PM

ICF Top 7 Intelligent Communities – Hamilton (Ontario, Canada)

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) releases an annual selection of seven different communities which it considers to have achieved a certain level of intelligence in the way they respond to the challenges of globalization and urbanization or, as the ICF prefers to call it, the Broadband Economy. The selection of communities for 2018 was released in February, and can be found listed on the bee smart city website. The Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen from among the Top 7 and announced at the ICF Global Summit in June.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Creating a Smart Future

At the western end of Canada’s Lake Ontario nestles a city of almost 540,000 culturally diverse people. Once handling 60% of Canada’s steel production and earning the title ‘the Steel Capital of Canada’, its steel operations are now waning and the industrial city of Hamilton is looking for a new foundation for the future of its inhabitants.

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Smart City Strategy Broadband Connectivity Smart Economy Canada Smart City Intelligent Community Forum ICF Intelligent Community Top7 Intelligent Community of 2018 Education Smart People Digital Skills Hamilton Economic Development

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Smart City Espoo: Intelligent Community of the Year 2018

By Lisa Smith on Apr 19, 2018 11:53:54 AM

ICF Intelligent Community of the Year 2018 – Espoo

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) releases an annual selection of seven different communities which it considers to have achieved a certain level of intelligence in the way they respond to the challenges of globalization and urbanization or, as the ICF prefers to call it, the Broadband Economy. The selection of communities for 2018 was released in February, and can be found listed on the bee smart city website. Espoo was recognized as the Intelligent Community of the Year 2018 at the ICF Global Summit in London.

Intelligent Community Espoo, Finland

Second in size to Helsinki and its neighbor on Finland’s southern coast, Espoo boasts a population of around 270,000 people – a significant increase from the 22,000 who called it home just a generation ago. Having transformed from a regional municipality into an industrial city with a large number of residents working in electronics and engineering, Espoo is now being recognized for its developments as an intelligent community.

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Smart City Strategy Broadband Connectivity Smart City Intelligent Community Forum ICF Intelligent Community Top7 Intelligent Community of 2018 Citizen Participation Education 5G PdP Course School as a Service Espoo Smart People

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A Portrait of the Smart City Chiayi, Taiwan

By Lisa Smith on Apr 8, 2018 9:10:42 PM

ICF Top 7 Intelligent Communities – Chiayi City

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) releases an annual selection of seven different communities which it considers to have achieved a certain level of intelligence in the way they respond to the challenges of globalization and urbanization or, as the ICF prefers to call it, the Broadband Economy. The selection of communities for 2018 was released in February, and can be found listed on the bee smart city website. The Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen from among the Top 7 and announced at the ICF Global Summit in June.

Chiayi City, Taiwan - an incredibly 'smart' city!

In Chinese, 'Chiayi' means 'awarded for loyalty'. The city was given this name in 1787 by the Chinese emperor after a 10-month siege, to reward the bravery of its citizens during that time. Chiayi City, now a provincial city of around sixty square kilometers in south-central Taiwan with a population of roughly 270,000 people, is being recognized once again for a very different sort of achievement.

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Smart City Strategy Smart Living Smart Government Smart Environment Smart City Air Quality Monitoring Intelligent Community Forum ICF Intelligent Community Chiayi City 4G Networks Top7 Intelligent Community of 2018 Air Box Tourism Factory Digital Government Services Healthcare Citizen Participation Education

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A Portrait of the Smart City Eindhoven

By Lisa Smith on Feb 27, 2018 10:43:53 PM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city approach and intelligent solutions implemented in the Dutch City of Eindhoven. For its achievements, especially in regards to open innovation, the City of Eindhoven was named the "Intelligent Community of the Year 2011" by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

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Smart Mobility Smart Lighting Open Data Leading Smart Cities Smart Economy City Portraits Smart Collaboration Smart City Internet of Things (IoT) Air Quality Monitoring Smart Parking Affordable Housing Triangulum Project Strijp-S Eindhoven Philips Lighting Eckart Vaartbroek Smart City Continuous Innovation Process Open Innovation Citybeacon Brainport Development

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A Portrait of the Smart Nation Singapore

By Lisa Smith on Feb 12, 2018 9:17:09 PM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City and nation-state of Singapore. Cities all over the world are applying new technologies to solve their problems and become smarter. Singapore’s take on technology, as endorsed by bee smart city, is that it should not be an end in itself – it should be made to serve the people, who should be firmly at the centre of the smart city concept. Singapore’s holistic strategy and innovative solutions can serve as best practice examples for many other cities around the world.

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Smart Mobility Broadband Connectivity Open Data Leading Smart Cities City Portraits Smart Collaboration Smart City Roland Berger Self-Driving Vehicles Intelligent Community Forum Singapore Smart Nation Singapore National Steps Challenge Smart City Technology Contactless Payments Health Hub Portal Smart City Apps Juniper Research

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Smart City Vienna: A Collaborative Smart City

By Lisa Smith on Jan 28, 2018 2:40:16 AM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the Austrian City of Vienna. The city has placed a strong focus on the collaborative nature of growing smarter. In 2014, Austria’s capital decided to adopt a strategy generated with the help of businesses, research institutes, public servants and private citizens to decide on the directions the city should take as it develops.

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Smart Environment Smart Mobility Leading Smart Cities City Portraits Smart Collaboration Life Quality Sustainability Austria Smart City Wien Resource Management Vienna Roland Berger

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Smart City Portrait: Barcelona

By Lisa Smith on Jan 22, 2018 12:02:31 AM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City of Barcelona. The city is no newcomer to the smart city scene. In 2011 it launched a project designed to make the city more innovative, listing the sustainability of energy use and of mobility, open data initiatives, flexible smart services and social initiatives as key areas for development, and it encouraged connections among researchers in both the public and private sectors with a focus on these topics.

Topics:

Smart Environment Smart Mobility Leading Smart Cities City Portraits Barcelona Internet of Things (IoT) Francesca Bria Air Quality Monitoring Smart Parking FabLab Sustainability Affordable Housing Spain

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Amsterdam Smart City: A World Leader in Smart City Development

By Lisa Smith on Dec 10, 2017 7:32:31 PM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City of Amsterdam. The Dutch capital city, is one of the early adopters of smart city strategies in Europe, following their strategic smart city approach since 2008. Today, the city is one of the leading smart cities in Europe.

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Smart Living IoT applications Open Data Leading Smart Cities Smart Economy Amsterdam LoRaWan City Portraits Netherlands Circular City Startup Ecosystem Smart City Platform Amsterdam Smart City

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A Portrait of the Smart City Toronto

By Lisa Smith on Dec 9, 2017 3:38:35 PM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City of Toronto. Canada's largest city, has long been working on becoming smarter, being awarded the "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intelligent Community Forum in 2014. In 2015 the city made a big leap through a partnership with CityZenith. With a citizen-centric approach and the recently announced partnership with Google's Sidewalk Labs, the city now aspires to take another big leap forward to become one of the smartest North American cities.

Topics:

Smart Living Open Data Leading Smart Cities Smart Economy Canada Google Toronto City Portraits Sidewalk Labs Sidewalk Toronto Waterfront Toronto Quayside Waze CityZenith Intelligent Community Forum

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