Topic: digital-city


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Smart City Index 2022: Germanys smartest cities

By Kimberly Rittner on Sep 21, 2022 8:31:54 PM

The digital association BITKOM has presented the results of the Smart City Index 2022. The Smart City Index highlights the progress of major German cities in terms of digitization. This makes it the most comprehensive digital ranking of German cities.

Once again, all German cities with 100,000 or more inhabitants were under the microscope for this year's Index. A total of approximately 11,000 data points from 81 major cities were collected, reviewed and analyzed.

The main evaluation process focused around five key urban categories: Administration, IT and Communication, Society, Mobility, and Energy and Environment. Each category included 36 indicators, which in turn were subdivided and categorized by 133 parameters.

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Technology Smart Cities Digital City

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Smart City Leader Interview: Michal Lakomski, Smart City Poznan

By Joe Appleton on Jun 21, 2021 11:57:44 AM

Michal Lakomski is the Mayor's Proxy for Smart City in the city of Poznan in the Greater Poland region. As the Mayor’s Smart City Proxy, and as the Director of Digitalization and Cybersecurity Department for Poznan City Hall, his role involves supervising and overseeing the city’s digital transformation and overall evolution into a modern smart city.

Under his leadership, Poznan has already made an impression as one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in Europe, embracing new technologies, supporting innovation, and putting its citizens first.

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Technology Smart City Development Innovation Smart City Digital City Digitalization Big Data

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Smart Cities and the Promise of Innovation in Public Services

By Jon Glasco on Apr 10, 2019 10:47:47 PM

There was a time when bells in town squares warned citizens of impending danger. Today, the bells ring again in the form of studies and media reports with warnings about urban problems that plague modern cities and resist solutions. Meanwhile, increasing numbers of people move to cities in pursuit of a higher quality of life. This is the story of cities: Citizens with big expectations versus the endurance of big city problems. It is a still-unfolding story with numerous villains: social inequality, traffic congestion, pollution, crime, unemployment, lack of affordable housing, aging infrastructure, public service shortfalls.

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Smart City Strategy Smart City Solutions Smart Government Smart City Urban Innovation Future Cities Digital Transformation Digital City Smart City Initiatives Smarte Verwaltung

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Will Smart City Technology Prevent Crime Before It Happens?

By Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton on Jan 29, 2019 11:21:12 PM

Law enforcement has been using technology to solve crimes for more than a century. Using technology to prevent crimes, however, is a relatively new idea. The movie Minority Report famously depicts a futuristic society in which police officers arrest people before they commit crimes. It’s a deeply disturbing movie with a not-too-subtle message about the danger of relying too heavily on technology.

Nevertheless, a small industry has emerged around the practice of predictive policing. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans and other cities have experimented with predictive policing programs. The experiments have been inconclusive and controversial. 

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Smart City Solutions Smart Living Technology Smart City Smart City Technology Smart Cities Digital City Smart City Initiatives

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