Topic: smart-city-solutions


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A Portrait of the Smart City Chiayi, Taiwan

By Lisa Smith on Apr 8, 2018 9:10:42 PM

ICF Top 7 Intelligent Communities – Chiayi City

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) releases an annual selection of seven different communities which it considers to have achieved a certain level of intelligence in the way they respond to the challenges of globalization and urbanization or, as the ICF prefers to call it, the Broadband Economy. The selection of communities for 2018 was released in February, and can be found listed on the bee smart city website. The Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen from among the Top 7 and announced at the ICF Global Summit in June.

Chiayi City, Taiwan - an incredibly 'smart' city!

In Chinese, 'Chiayi' means 'awarded for loyalty'. The city was given this name in 1787 by the Chinese emperor after a 10-month siege, to reward the bravery of its citizens during that time. Chiayi City, now a provincial city of around sixty square kilometers in south-central Taiwan with a population of roughly 270,000 people, is being recognized once again for a very different sort of achievement.

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Smart City Strategy Smart City Solutions Smart Living Smart Government Smart Environment Smart City Intelligent Community Forum Intelligent Community Smart People

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Smart City Antwerp: The European ‘Capital of Things’

By Lily Maxwell on Mar 24, 2018 4:05:18 AM

Antwerp: The European ‘Capital of Things’

Antwerp is the economic hub of Belgium; as the Mayor of Antwerp, Bart de Wever, is fond of saying, “Antwerp is the city where the money is earned, Brussels is the city where the money is spent”[1]. This is understandable: Antwerp is the second largest port in Europe, and the 5th largest worldwide. It therefore plays an important economic role not just in Europe but on an international scale, and this is without even mentioning its status as the global diamond trade hub. With 550,000 inhabitants who span around 174 nationalities, Antwerp is also a small but incredibly diverse city. Its slogan ‘Atypical Antwerp’ seems fitting for an economically thriving city where architectural remnants of Flemish history and culture co-exist alongside a vibrant immigrant population, and an increasing number of innovative smart city initiatives. In many ways, the economically secure yet creative Antwerp is the perfect breeding ground for smart city development, as we will explore in this article.

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Smart City Strategy Smart City Solutions Smart Mobility Internet of Things (IoT) Smart City Innovation Smart People

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A Portrait of the Smart City Eindhoven

By Lisa Smith on Feb 27, 2018 10:43:53 PM

This smart city portrait provides an overview of the smart city approach and intelligent solutions implemented in the Dutch City of Eindhoven. For its achievements, especially in regard to open innovation, the City of Eindhoven was named the "Intelligent Community of the Year 2011" by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

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Smart City Solutions Smart Living Smart Mobility Smart Lighting Open Data Smart Economy City Portraits Smart Collaboration Smart City Internet of Things (IoT)

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Smart City Portrait: Barcelona

By Lisa Smith on Jan 22, 2018 12:02:31 AM

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City of Barcelona. The city is no newcomer to the smart city scene. In 2011 it launched a project designed to make the city more innovative, listing the sustainability of energy use and of mobility, open data initiatives, flexible smart services and social initiatives as key areas for development, and it encouraged connections among researchers in both the public and private sectors with a focus on these topics.

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Smart City Solutions Smart Living Smart Environment Smart Mobility City Portraits Smart City Internet of Things (IoT) Sustainability

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