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Joe Appleton

Joe Appleton

Joe Appleton is a content strategist, editor and writer at bee smart city. He is particularly interested in the topics of smart and sustainable cities and urban mobility.

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NRW’s Smart Tourism Sector: For Innovation and Cooperation

By Joe Appleton on Dec 21, 2022 10:26:43 AM

The Smart Tourism sector has been in the news quite a lot recently. With cities struggling to maintain tourist numbers due to the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis, it’s clear that something needs to be done. As a key pillar of any city’s economy, tourism is hugely important.

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Smart City Innovation Smart Cities

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Smart Infrastructure: Powering NRW’s Sustainable Future

By Joe Appleton on Dec 20, 2022 11:02:25 AM

Smart infrastructure is a broad term that covers everything from digital urban processes to traditional physical infrastructure, such as roadways, water services, and other city necessities. As cities expand and populations swell, urban services need to adapt quickly to overcome new challenges.

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Smart City Event Smart Infrastructure

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Data Security: How do you Measure Data Loss?

By Joe Appleton on Dec 6, 2022 9:24:54 AM

If you’re talking about data with anyone in the Smart City industry, you’ll often be met with the quote: “data is the gold of the 21st century,” or something to that effect. Sometimes the word gold is replaced with oil but the intent is very much the same; data is a valuable commodity. So, what happens if you’re paying for a data transfer but the delivery doesn’t match your investment? We talk about data loss and how to measure and prevent it.

Topics:

Open Data Smart Infrastructure Big Data

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Global Mobility Call: A Holistic Smart Mobility Event

By Joe Appleton on Jul 5, 2022 3:40:10 PM

Recently, bee smart city were fortunate enough to visit the Spanish capital of Madrid and explore the Global Mobility Call, a holistic mobility event that aimed to unlock the future of smart mobility and address some of the biggest challenges that the transport industry will be facing over the next few years. Read more about sustainable mobility, transportation and the effects for the future:

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Smart Mobility Smart City Event

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polisMOBILITY: Germany’s Exciting New Mobility Expo

By Joe Appleton on Mar 10, 2022 2:20:33 PM

Introducing Europe’s newest urban mobility event: polisMOBILTY. polisMOBILITY is a forward-thinking conference and expo that focuses on the future of mobility and urban living, taking place between May 18 to 21 at the Koelnmesse and the City of Cologne. Strategically located in the heart of Europe’s largest economic area and a densely populated metropolitan region, the City of Cologne is the ideal place to showcase the innovations and solutions that will transform cities and solve the challenges of tomorrow. 

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Smart Mobility Sustainability Urban Mobility Smart City Event

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FIWARE Tackles The Open-Source Economy In Its Latest White Paper

By Joe Appleton on Feb 24, 2022 3:03:38 AM

Open-source innovation is at the forefront of ensuring that software-based processes, operational models, decision-making, and end-user experiences happen in a sustainable and cost-effective manner, but how is it being used in Smart City applications? The topic has been explored in detail in the latest White Paper from the FIWARE Foundation and a selection of its members and partners.

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Smart City Solutions Open Data Smart Economy

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How Bettair Cities Gives El Prat de Llobregat A Breath Of Fresh Air

By Joe Appleton on Dec 16, 2021 4:50:47 PM

When it comes to air quality, cities that attract heavy industry are often some of the biggest victims. For the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat, just outside of Barcelona, air pollution is a huge problem. The area is an attractive place for industry, largely because of the region’s location: it’s sandwiched directly between the bustling Barcelona Airport on one side and the restless Port of Barcelona on the other. While industry often brings wealth to a region, it also brings its fair share of challenges.

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Smart City Solutions Smart Environment

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Expo Round Up: Smart City Expo World Congress 2021

By Joe Appleton on Dec 16, 2021 11:05:34 AM

As the world’s leading Smart City event, Smart City Expo World Congress 2021 was a unique platform for urbanists, city leaders, solution providers, private enterprises, and citizens to connect and share ideas. With cities facing bigger challenges than ever before, the need for idea sharing platforms like SCEWC has never been greater. SCEWC 2021 has already been and gone, but the memories of the event will leave a lasting impression until next year when SCEWC will return to Barcelona for its 11th edition.

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Smart City Event

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Smart City Expo World Congress 2021: 10 Years Of Smart City Innovation

By Joe Appleton on Nov 8, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Ever since the event’s first edition in 2011, the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) has been at the forefront of Smart City innovation. As the world's largest Smart City event, the Barcelona-based Expo has been a major driving force of the Smart City agenda, empowering cities, promoting collaboration, and creating valuable partnerships between private businesses and public sector departments. All in the hope of bringing social equity, sustainability, resilience, and a brighter future for our cities and the citizens who live within them.

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Smart City Event

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IAA 2021: Shaping the Future of Mobility

By Joe Appleton on Sep 21, 2021 3:45:51 PM

September 2021 brought something of a milestone to the smart mobility movement. Historically, Germany’s legendary IAA was a celebration of the automotive industry. Held in Frankfurt, it attracted petrolheads from all over the world who wanted a first-hand glimpse at the state of the industry. However, times have changed, and the IAA has evolved with it.

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Smart Mobility Last-Mile Urban Mobility

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