RICS World Built Envitonment Forum Summit – London 23 and 24 April 2018

The RICS World Built Environment Forum Meets again at the Intercontinental Hotel in London in 2018. These two days of cutting edge debates will focus on the commercial strategies needed to harness the enormous potential of the 21st century’s people and places. Key themes: How development of collaborative infrastructure, trade and knowledge networks can generate…

Smart Cities: cracking the problem of data sharing between them not just within them

The Blog came across this paper from ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications information Sharing) which touches on the thorny issue of data sharing between cities rather than just within them.  To quote from the introduction: “As Smart City projects continue to expand and evolve, data sharing sits at the intersection of business opportunities and technology developments.…

Nokia targets Smart Cities and IoT Services as comeback strategy

On 20 February Nokia launched services to solve challenges of urbanization. IoT for Smart Cities and Sensing as a Service introduce the benefits of IoT in building economically and environmentally sustainable cities. For urban safety, Nokia introduces S-MVNO for Public Safety service, which enhances commercial LTE networks to meet mission critical requirements of public safety…

Smart Cities or Smart Citizens?

You only have to go on line and search “Smart Cities” to realise that for every commentator, blogger, academic and chancer currently involved in the uber-trendy conversation on this topic there are almost as many concepts/ definitions of what a smart city is. As with many ideas which have a catchy name (and “placemaking” is…