Cloud computing takes off in central government

We’ve written before about a number of cities across the globe moving to cloud computing systems for their public administration. However, central government has perhaps seemed a little more reluctant to commit to cloud computing. But no longer. Like its local counterparts, central government has many good reasons for moving to cloud-based systems. There are

Event review – TEDCity2.0

TEDCity2.0 was a day-long event which took place on 20th September 2013. It brought together people interested in the future of cities, including urban planners, politicians, architects and city dwellers, and invited them to open their minds. The curators of the event, Courtney Martin and John Cary, explained in a blog article that they wanted

Will the Internet of Things(IoT) drive greater sustainability?

We believe that one of the most interesting ideas emerging from discussions about sustainable cities is the idea of citizen-generated apps, ones that individuals or companies have created to do interesting things or provide useful information in cities. And why is this especially interesting? Because it’s driven by users and because it harnesses the ‘internet