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Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series–The “Connected Boulevard”: Taking the Fast Lane to the Internet of Everything

…mperature, and eventually map pollution levels to other factors, such as health and well-being. This week, the Connected Boulevard is being highlighted at the Innovative City Convention, hosted by the city of Nice. Yesterday, city leaders, journalists, and international guests got a first-hand look at the Connected Boulevard and the context-aware information it provides through smart devices and street kiosks. As the director for innovation in…

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Prince Philippe of Belgium Visits Cisco

…so that we can convert data into wisdom. Songdo will run on information. Prince Philippe arrives at Cisco   Smart government Another solution that could help Brussels and other cities offer their citizens the services they need, in a convenient and cost-effective way, is a new smart government initiative called ‘Virtual Citizen Services Centres’. Barcelona City Hall has announced a pioneering center in Europe, using Cisco TelePresence and re…

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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…

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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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