Articles tagged “smart cities”

Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By pushing back against Sidewalk Labs, the city of Toronto has shown that the future of the smart city will be forged by compromise and collaboration with local authorities.

1 week ago

Google Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Google Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It doesn't seem like a good idea to build a business, let alone make your home, in a surveillance experiment controlled by Alphabet. As data security and privacy become more important, the vision for the modern smart city will have to shift.

4 months ago

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The Digital Strategies Helping Cities Connect with Locals and Visitors

The Digital Strategies Helping Cities Connect with Locals and Visitors

SkiftX

Municipal city governments have been investing heavily in smart city technologies, but in many different ways. Bloomberg Associates' new research puts forth some best practices to help cities learn how others are using various digital tools to engage locals and visitors effectively.

1 year ago

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From Place to Platform: The Rise of Smart Neighborhoods

From Place to Platform: The Rise of Smart Neighborhoods

SkiftX

The intense focus on smart city design and development today needs to be explored through the lens of neighborhoods to make the theme more approachable for mainstream conversation and community engagement.

2 years ago

Smart Cities Need Open Data and a Willingness to Test and Learn

Smart Cities Need Open Data and a Willingness to Test and Learn

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Making a city smarter requires new ideas, and these fresh concepts need testing. The public sector shouldn't be afraid of trying new things and failing as long as the trials are targeted and don't cost too much money.

2 years ago

What London and San Francisco Know About Business and Innovation That Other Cities Don’t

What London and San Francisco Know About Business and Innovation That Other Cities Don’t

Greg Oates, Skift

The annual A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index shows destinations their competitive positioning on a worldwide basis to inform their strategy to attract more corporate investment and business events.

3 years ago

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Smart Cities Are Now Platforms

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Smart Cities Are Now Platforms

Greg Oates, Skift

Cities often tell us more than we know what to do with, but with the right thinking this surfeit of intelligence can be turned into an exceptional opportunity to distinguish destinations.

4 years ago

Airbnb CTO and 3 Tech CEOs Discuss the Digital Platform Economy at Davos

Airbnb CTO and 3 Tech CEOs Discuss the Digital Platform Economy at Davos

Greg Oates, Skift

This mashup of leaders in travel, media, commerce, and IT represents the cross-industry synergies fueling the rise of the digital platform economy. It also represents the growing link between smart city development and tourism, which is going to explode in 2016.

4 years ago