Which is the Smartest City in the world in 2015? According to Juniper Research, that accolade goes to Barcelona. And Juniper is of course not the first to give Barcelona a smart city award. In more or less any discussion about Smart Cities, the name Barcelona is bound to crop up sooner or later. For
More than 80% of the population of the Americas, and 70% of that in Europe, now lives in cities. And of course, as cities grow and spread, they have a greater impact on the environment. As a result, many Smart Cities now focus as much on environmental sustainability as they do on technology per se.
The city of Dubai has ambitious plans. It plans to transform itself into a truly smart city, and not just any old smart city, but the best in the world. About this time last year, it announced the formation of a committee to develop ‘Smart Dubai’, with a strategy involving six key pillars and 100
“What counts is what is measured.” We’ve all heard this, and however much you may dislike the idea that only the things that can be measured are important, you have to admit that there is a certain amount of truth in the idea that people tend to focus more on areas that are being assessed
Which city in the world offers the best quality of living? According to the 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, it’s Vienna, Austria, closely followed by Zurich, in Switzerland, Auckland, New Zealand, Munich in Germany, and Vancouver in Canada. Why does quality of living matter? Mercer’s annual Quality of Living survey is designed to help
Cities are a vital part of the world’s infrastructure. Generating growth and prosperity, but also brewing social inequalities, cities are a part of both the problem and the solution. And cities are rising to those challenges in a way that shows how flexible and resilient local government can be. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors’ Challenge is