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Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series Kickoff, The World’s Smartest Cities

…mic and social environment by providing community network services to its constituents, with its energy-reducing smart and connected buildings to link residents and businesses, with portals and kiosks to provide real-time services to citizens, and with smart sensors and surveillance for public safety.  I’d say they’re a pretty tough contender! If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you recently heard from Louis Zacharilla, Co-Founder of ICF, as h…


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The Smart City Council – Accelerating an Exciting Growth

…and advocacy will also be involved to consult and advise on the guide. We look forward to our involvement in the Smart Cities Council and will keep you all updated on progress. The efforts to be undertaken by this group of organizations is yet another step forward in delivering on a vision of smart and connected communities. Not only will it help promote access to key resources for city leaders, the group will be a think tank for new ideas and ne…


Learning Hubs: Where Learning Takes Place in a Digital World

…or more hubs) via high-definition video-conferencing or telepresence facilities Learning hubs can be located in Smart Work Centers, university and school campuses with spare real estate, community centers, and other places. Or, they can be “pop-up” hubs—physical spaces connected through high-end video-conferencing technology to enable city-to-city and multicity events—that meet specific, short-term needs. Dialogue Café is one example of a pop-up…


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Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, Cloud and the Smart City: A Brighter Tomorrow

…and managing. Busan, South Korea has already discovered the powerful benefits of cloud infrastructure to create Smart+Connected Communities solutions. The government partnered with companies to create a Mobile Application Center to utilize city assets and the connected network. (You can also watch a video series, “Cities of the Future,” on Songdo, South Korea and how this new connected Smart City was designed, planned, and built.) There are some…


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Work and Learning in a Digital World

…untry transformation. Much of the change under way contains, at its core, a new relationship among individuals, communities, employers, public authorities, and educational institutions. Indicative of these profound cultural shifts in society are two inherently, related trends Cisco IBSG calls Smart Work and Learning—an act of production performed independent of time and place. The responsibility to enable a Smart Work and Learning culture lies n…


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