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What is a City, and How Does it Get Smarter?

…xander’s work has been a pillar of my team’s exploration on smart cities. In my view, he stands along with Paul Baran (Figure 2), Carlota Perez, and Bill Mitchell as an originator of this entire debate. Figure 2 – Interconnected Communities: Like the Internet? Source: Baran, 1962 The paper I wrote with my Cisco IBSG colleague Gordon Falconer last year set out one direction for research that we continue to pursue: a Smart City Framework….

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Smart Cities: Moving from Discussion to a Call for Action

…is not sufficiently recognized or discussed. To create a 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…

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

…initiatives at another event, the Urban Knowledge and Research Symposium, in Barcelona, Spain. To fuel the debate for both events, and the on-going global dialogue, a new Point of View from Cisco IBSG defines what we call a “Smart City Framework” designed to move the Smart City debate from merely an academic or esoteric discussion to a call for action. The City Protocol Society is a group that is taking positive steps in this direction. Smart

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Transforming the World’s Largest Cities

…l, City24/7 expands the reach of government and private services to meet citizens’ needs. Conversely, City24/7 provides 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…

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

…using technology, will be integral for cities to develop and prosper. Madam Jiang Yi, CEO of Insigma Technology Company Ltd. and Owen Chan of Cisco conclude the proceedings City Cloud International Co., Ltd. will help  build Smart+Connected Communities thought leadership, platform and solutions using intelligent networks to deliver public and private services in cities across China. There has been great collaboration between the leadership teams…

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