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Smart City – Definition

A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Sectors that have been developing smart city technology include government services, transport and traffic management, energy, health care, water and waste. Smart city applications are developed with the goal of improving the management of urban flows and allowing for real time responses to challenges. A smart city may therefore be more prepared to respond to challenges than one with a simple ‘transactional’ relationship with its citizens. Other terms that have been used for similar concepts include ‘cyberville, ‘digital city’’, ‘electronic communities’, ‘flexicity’, ‘information city’, ‘intelligent city’, ‘knowledge-based city, ‘MESH city’, ‘telecity, ‘teletopia’’, ‘Ubiquitous city’, ‘wired city’.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_city

Smart City Expo World Congress

The Smart City Expo World Congress is the only international event on the smart cities’ calendar bringing together over 400 cities around the world, more than 200 companies, 400 speakers and the leading institutions and experts in urban transformation.

Event details available here for 2015

You might be interested (and a little surprised) in knowing the extent to which cities around the world are collaborating with the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Its still early days as far as development of smart city innovations go, but if yours is not on the list, you might want to ask the powers that be why it is not? Because given the rate at which things change, now would likely be a good time to jump on board this initiative!

eCulture Observations

Spain and Israel seem to have a fervour to develop their Smart Cities in a very big way, with a great many of these countries cities taking part.

India and notably South American countries Argentina, Mexico and Brazil feature as close runner ups, with the USA and European countries making up others that have a good number of cities engaged, though in some case not as many as you might expect?

The UK seems to have only what might be considered a reasonable rather than exceptional number engaged on this initiative, with notably only one in Scotland and none in Wales or Northern Ireland. My home city of Exeter in Devon is not on the list either, so some lobbying to be done here!!!! Good luck to anybody else who takes up the cause for their home city (or even town).

Cities Involved in 2014

Source: Cities involved in 2014

Algeria Wilayah
Argentina

 

Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Cañada De Gómez, Casilda, Chaco, Chanear Ladeado, Córdoba, Hughes, La Plata, La Rioja, Mendoza, Resistencia, Rosario, San Cristóbal, San Telmo, Santa Fe, Totoras, Tucumán, Vicente López, Villa Cañás
Australia Melbourne, Newcastle, Parkville, Sydney
Austria Grödig, Innsbruck, Vienna
Azerbaijan Baku
Belgium Aalst, Brasschaat, Brussels, Genk, Gent, Gial, Heverlee-Leuven, Knokke-Heist, Kortrijk, Lokeren. Mechelen. Mol
Benin Aguegues
Bosnia Herzegovina Mostar
Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cantagalo, Casimiro De Abreu, Curitiba, Divinopilis, Guaruja, Macaé, Porto Alegre, Resende, Rio Das Ostras, Rio De Janeiro, São Bernardo Do Campo, São João De Miriti, São Paulo, Sete Lagoas, Três Rios, Vitoria
Canada Chambly, Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Wolfe Island
Chile Santiago De Chile, Villa Alemana
China Beijing, Chongqing, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Qinzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang
Colombia Barranquilla, Bogotá, Ibague, Manizales, Medellín, Pereira
Congo Kinshasa
Croacia Dubrovnik , Sesvete, Zagreb
Czech Republic Brno, Prague
Denmark Aarhus, Albertslund, Charlottenlund, Copenhagen, Gentofte
Ecuador Durán, Quito, San Gregorio De Portoviejo, Yachay
Equatorial Guinea Malabo
Estonia Tallin, Tartu
Finland Espoo, Helsinki, Mikkeli, Sipoo, Tampere
France Bordeaux, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Lyon, Nantes, Paris, Perpignan, Roubaix, Toulouse,
Germany Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Oldenburg, Potsdam
Ghana Accra
Greece Igoumenitsa, Larissa, Patras
Guatemala Guatemala
India Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pimpri Chinchwad, Pondicherry, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
Indonesia Banda Aceh City, Jakarta
Iran Bandar Abbas, Esfahan, Teheran
Ireland Dublin, Galway, Naas, Phibsborough, Portlaoise
Israel Alfei Menashe, Ariel, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Bat Yam, Beer Yakov, Bnei Ayish, Bnei Brak, Eilat, Eilot, Gedera, Geva Carmel, Gush Etzion, Haifa, Herzliya, Holon, Hurfeish, Jerusalem, Katzrin, Kfar Saba, Kiryat Arba, Kiryat Gat, Luzit, M- Yehuda, Ma’Ale Edumim, Mateh Yehuda, Modiin, Natanya, Ness Ziona, Netanya, Petach-Tikva, Raanana, Ramat Gan, Ramla, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion, Savyon, Shoham, South Hasharon, Tamar, Tel Aviv, Tel-Mond, Yakum
Italy Amaro, Turin, Gènova, Lecce, Milan, Pordenone, Povo, Rome
Ivory Coast Abidjan
Japan Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokohama
Jordania Amman

 

Kazakhstan Astana
Kenya Nairobi
Lebanon Beirut
Latvia Riga

 

Lithuania Kaunas, Vilnius

 

Luxembourg Luxembourg
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Malta Malta, Victoria
Mexico Álvaro Obregón, Colima, Guadalajara, México, Puebla, Toluca, Zapopan
Morocco Casablanca
Nepal Kathmandu
Netherlands Alblasserdam, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Assen, Eindhoven, Eursing, Groningen, Rotterdam, Schiphol, The Hague, Tilburg, Utrecht, Zoetermeer, Zoeterwoude
New Zealand Auckland, Wellington
Nigeria Abeokuta, Isolo, Surulere/Lagos
Norway Asker, Oslo, Stavanger
Panama Panama
Peru Lima, Miraflores
Philippines Manila
Poland Krakow, Warsaw
Portugal Gondomar, Lagoa, Oeiras, Portimão, Porto
Qatar Doha
Romania Bucharest
Russian Federation Moscow, Saint Petersburg
Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Riyadh
Singapore Singapore
Slovenia Ljubljana
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
South Africa Cape Town
South Korea Daejeon, Seoul, U-Sung
Spain A Coruña, Amposta, Artà, Artesa de Segre, Badalona, Barcelona, Begues, Berga, Cambrils, Castelldefels, Castellón, Cerdanyola Del Vallès, Cornellà De Llobregat, Dénia, Donostia-San Sebastián, Esplugues de lobregat, Figueres, Gavà, Gijón, Girona, Granollers, Jaén, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Lliçà d’Amunt, Logroño, Madrid, Málaga, Malgrat de Mar, Manresa, Mataró, Mollet del Vallès, Móstoles, Ordis, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Reus, Rivas Vaciamadrid, Sabadell, Sant Adrià del Besós, Sant Climent de Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Santander, Santiago De Compostela, Santpedor, Sevilla, Sitges, Tarragona, Terrassa, Valencia, Valladolid, Vic, Vigo, Viladecans, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza
Sweden Gothenburg, Kista, Malmö, Lund, Stockholm
Switzerland Geneva, Wallisellen
Taiwan Taipei
Turkey Besiktas, Istanbul
Uganda Kampala
Ukraine Lviv
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Zaabeel
United Kingdom Birmingham, Bristol, Clevedon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greenwich, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Redruth, Southampton, Swindon
United States Boston, Boulder, Charlotte, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Redmond, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, Wayland
Uruguay Montevideo
Venezuela Catia La Mar

 


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