International Conference on Connected Smart Cities

  Here’s a link to a Call for Papers for this conference to be held on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.  It has  a very interesting agenda that is explained in great detail on the CfP page.  You might also visit the beach!

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Design For Sharing – as New Economy or Age-old Sustainable Practice?

4th November 2014, Kennington, London Design For Sharing – as New Economy or Age-old Sustainable Practice? What do we do when we share? And how do we support the best of these practices with the design of social and technical systems? We have convened a day of talks and discussion to seek answers. The recent buzz about the ‘Sharing Economy’ has turned attention on sharing in a way that is unprecedented. Societies have always sought to make good use of limited resources such as time, space, enthusiasm, and surplus goods and produce....

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Last Chance: Research grant in digital technologies, the city, and addictive behaviours

Dear all, Please find a reminder of this opportunity which is open to applications! The Sustainable Society Network+ and the New York-based Van Alen Institute are sponsoring a joint US-UK initiative to explore how digital technologies can be used to better understand the complex relationship between the built environment of the city and addictive behaviours.  The goal of this investigation is to catalyse the creative, cross-disciplinary integration of urban data, digital technology, public health, design, and the sciences to inform...

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Smarter Cities Conversations – Michael Kehoe

Here’s a short video with Mike Kehoe, one of the pioneers of IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative, in which he explains the roles of information in managing municipal services.

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Smarter Cities Conversations – Carey Hidaka

Here’s a short video in which IBM’s Carey Hidaka talks about the challenges of managing municipal infrastructure as the population of cities continues to grow.

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