[Updated] How Do Smart Cities Talk to People?

Wynnie-Fred Hinds using the STREETWYZE app to map important aspects of her community in Newark, New Jersey. Photocredit: STREETWYZE At the Smart Cities Week Conference held in Washington, DC September 15-17, tech companies and urban innovators gathered to discuss and showcase recent developments in the emerging smart city market. One demonstration featured real-time traffic, public … More [Updated] How Do Smart Cities Talk to People?

Ancient Indian city of Ajmer awaits its ‘smart’ makeover

Rama Lakshmi The Guardian July 5, 2015 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the northern city to be a futuristic trailblazer, but residents are just hoping for water, sanitation and power.     Ajmer’s famous 13th-century Sufi shrine draws millions of pilgrims from around the world every year. The city recently launched a new website … More Ancient Indian city of Ajmer awaits its ‘smart’ makeover

100 mayors adopt Seoul Declaration for sustainable cities

April 20, 2015 Bellona Europe The Seoul Declaration sets nine future tasks and objectives on the basis of which some 1,200 ICLEI member cities will be preparing their action plans. These include the creation of a low-carbon city and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; creation of a resilient city; creation of a resource-efficient and productive … More 100 mayors adopt Seoul Declaration for sustainable cities