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 ( 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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Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs: The Opera

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

See this article in The Atlantic Cities for news of an opera about the titanic battle for the heart of New York City.

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Knight Foundation Launches Innovation Hub – “Great Ideas For Our Cities”

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

Tracking Steven Johnson’s new series on PBS and BBC “How we got to now”, the Knight Foundation is starting a webinar series for innovation in cities, beginning on May 2, 2014.    

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2013 USC London Meeting – Smart Cities and the Quality of Life

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Here at last is the point of view document based on the meeting at Imperial College in September 2013.  My apologies for the long time it took to get this written, but I hope you will find some rich material in here for further exploration.

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Sustainable Society Network / Transport Futures Event

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in General | 0 comments

A quick email to thank everyone who attended our Transport Futures event,  The Role of Digital Technologies in Future Transport Systems.  All feedback received has been extremely positive and we hope to run more workshops of this type in the near future. For those of you who wish for a re-cap, or could  not attend in person, most of the presentations are now available to view on our website: Sustainable Society Network + Team +44 (0)20 7594...

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“Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on Portland” report

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in General | 0 comments

The report from last year’s workshop on “Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on Portland” is now available for free download from the National Academies Press website: Thank you again to those of you who were able to participate last May. Jonathan Fink Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships Portland State University Box 751 – ORSP Portland, OR...

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