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Inside One Asian City’s Strategy

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…ity.” U, in this case, stands for “ubiquitous,” which also describes the city’s broadband penetration. Busan’s “smart and connected” urban communities use the network as a platform—on top of which it can deploy innovative urban-planning solutions and city management services. The city uses the network to connect, process, and share information efficiently, and in real time. By building a “green U-city,” Busan is: Giving talented young people a…

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Smart Cities: Moving from Discussion to a Call for Action

…global dialogue on this topic, my Cisco IBSG colleague Shane Mitchell and I co-authored a Point of View paper, “Smart City Framework: A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities,” which defines a framework designed to move the Smart City debate from merely an academic or esoteric discussion to a call for action. This paper proposes a possible framework for how we can begin to define and assess Smart City initiatives and, in the…

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Smart City Frameworks: A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities

Interest in Smart Cities has triggered plenty of theoretical and technology-led discussions, but not enough progress has been made in implementing related initiatives. In addition, there are a number of factors hindering adoption of Smart City solutions: scaling of newer technologies is unproven; technology challenges the existing status quo in how cities are run; and technology is not well-understood across city sectors. However, the main barri…

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Transforming the World’s Largest Cities

…ovides a venue for enhancing the urban experience by giving citizens a voice and platform for shaping their own communities. Protect. City24/7 Smart Screens play an important role in improving the safety and security of people in surrounding areas. And once fully deployed, the Smart Screens give local police and fire departments a citywide sensing, communications, and response network that can direct needed personnel and resources exactly where a…

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Cisco collaborates with Insigma to accelerate the development of Smart+Connected Communities in China

…perfect setting today to announce a strategic collaboration with Insigma which will deepen Cisco’s expertise in Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) in China. Hangzou West Lake As part of the collaboration, Cisco and Insigma have made a strategic investment in City Cloud International Co., Ltd., a company that will help scale the devopment of  S+CC in China using intelligent networks to deliver new, platform-based cloud services across the country….

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