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

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in General | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in General | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in General | 3 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in General | 0 comments

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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Smarter Cities Conversations – Dr. Peter Williams

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in General | 0 comments

IBM’s Peter Williams talks about resilience and cities and how to assess a city’s resilience.

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International Journal of Humanitarian Technology

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in General | 0 comments

The objective of International Journal of Humanitarian Technology (IJHT) is to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the application of information and communication technologies to address the humanitarian challenges by providing solutions to create a better quality of worldwide human life. The journal publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies pertaining to all aspects of humanitarian...

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on “The Role of Semantics in Smart Cities”

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in General | 0 comments

The Semantic Web Journal is calling for papers for a special edition on The Role of Semantics in Smart Cities.  The deadline for submission is November 14, 2014.

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Smart City Montreal

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Montreal, one of my favourite places, has recently appointed a Chief Smartness Officer and is holding a conference on Smart City Montreal on 10-12 December 2014.

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National Resource Network – New Solutions For Cities

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in General | 0 comments

After a year of planning, I am pleased to let you know about today’s launch of the National Resource Network. Funded with $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Network is one of the greatest attempts ever to create a single, comprehensive resource and point of contact for cities seeking customized ideas and support to tackle their most pressing challenges. Starting today, cities everywhere can tap into an array of curated resources through the Network’s web site (www.nationalresourcenetwork.org). The...

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Production Planning & Control Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue on “Smart Cities and Operations Management”

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Dr. Gary Graham of the University of Leeds, recently was sponsored by the SSN+ and NEMODE on a placement to the MIT Media Lab in 2013. He is now the guest editor for this special journal issue focused on new contributions exploring the development, implementation and popularization of production, planning and control methods (PPC) in smart cities. He invited all SSN+ members to consider a submission to this special issue. Full papers are due by 1 September 2014. Stephen Lorimer Research Associate Sustainable Society Network+ Imperial...

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