• Paul White

Wow look at all the Smart Cities around the world

Updated: Feb 11

Smart City – Definition


A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Sectors that have been developing smart city technology include government services, transport and traffic management, energy, health care, water and waste. Smart city applications are developed with the goal of improving the management of urban flows and allowing for real time responses to challenges. A smart city may therefore be more prepared to respond to challenges than one with a simple ‘transactional’ relationship with its citizens. Other terms that have been used for similar concepts include ‘cyberville, ‘digital city’’, ‘electronic communities’, ‘flexicity’, ‘information city’, ‘intelligent city’, ‘knowledge-based city, ‘MESH city’, ‘telecity, ‘teletopia’’, ‘Ubiquitous city’, ‘wired city’.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_city


Smart City Expo World Congress


The Smart City Expo World Congress is the only international event on the smart cities’ calendar bringing together over 400 cities around the world, more than 200 companies, 400 speakers and the leading institutions and experts in urban transformation.

Event details available here for 2015


You might be interested (and a little surprised) in knowing the extent to which cities around the world are collaborating with the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Its still early days as far as development of smart city innovations go, but if yours is not on the list, you might want to ask the powers that be why it is not? Because given the rate at which things change, now would likely be a good time to jump on board this initiative!


eCulture Observations


Spain and Israel seem to have a fervour to develop their Smart Cities in a very big way, with a great many of these countries cities taking part.


India and notably South American countries Argentina, Mexico and Brazil feature as close runner ups, with the USA and European countries making up others that have a good number of cities engaged, though in some case not as many as you might expect?

The UK seems to have only what might be considered a reasonable rather than exceptional number engaged on this initiative, with notably only one in Scotland and none in Wales or Northern Ireland. My home city of Exeter in Devon is not on the list either, so some lobbying to be done here!!!! Good luck to anybody else who takes up the cause for their home city (or even town).


Cities Involved in 2014

Source: Cities involved in 2014

Algeria Wilayah

Argentina Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Cañada De Gómez, Casilda, Chaco, Chanear Ladeado, Córdoba, Hughes, La Plata, La Rioja, Mendoza, Resistencia, Rosario, San Cristóbal, San Telmo, Santa Fe, Totoras, Tucumán, Vicente López, Villa Cañás

Australia Melbourne, Newcastle, Parkville, Sydney

Austria Grödig, Innsbruck, Vienna

Azerbaijan Baku

Belgium Aalst, Brasschaat, Brussels, Genk, Gent, Gial, Heverlee-Leuven, Knokke-Heist, Kortrijk, Lokeren. Mechelen. Mol

Benin Aguegues

Bosnia Herzegovina Mostar

Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cantagalo, Casimiro De Abreu, Curitiba, Divinopilis, Guaruja, Macaé, Porto Alegre, Resende, Rio Das Ostras, Rio De Janeiro, São Bernardo Do Campo, São João De Miriti, São Paulo, Sete Lagoas, Três Rios, Vitoria

Canada Chambly, Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Wolfe Island

Chile Santiago De Chile, Villa Alemana

China Beijing, Chongqing, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Qinzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang

Colombia Barranquilla, Bogotá, Ibague, Manizales, Medellín, Pereira

Congo Kinshasa

Croacia Dubrovnik , Sesvete, Zagreb

Czech Republic Brno, Prague

Denmark Aarhus, Albertslund, Charlottenlund, Copenhagen, Gentofte

Ecuador Durán, Quito, San Gregorio De Portoviejo, Yachay

Equatorial Guinea Malabo

Estonia Tallin, Tartu

Finland Espoo, Helsinki, Mikkeli, Sipoo, Tampere

France Bordeaux, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Lyon, Nantes, Paris, Perpignan, Roubaix, Toulouse

Germany Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Oldenburg, Potsdam

Ghana Accra

Greece Igoumenitsa, Larissa, Patras

Guatemala Guatemala

India Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pimpri Chinchwad, Pondicherry, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam

Indonesia Banda Aceh City, Jakarta

Iran Bandar Abbas, Esfahan, Teheran

Ireland Dublin, Galway, Naas, Phibsborough, Portlaoise

Israel Alfei Menashe, Ariel, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Bat Yam, Beer Yakov, Bnei Ayish, Bnei Brak, Eilat, Eilot, Gedera, Geva Carmel, Gush Etzion, Haifa, Herzliya, Holon, Hurfeish, Jerusalem, Katzrin, Kfar Saba, Kiryat Arba, Kiryat Gat, Luzit, M- Yehuda, Ma’Ale Edumim, Mateh Yehuda, Modiin, Natanya, Ness Ziona, Netanya, Petach-Tikva, Raanana, Ramat Gan, Ramla, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion, Savyon, Shoham, South Hasharon, Tamar, Tel Aviv, Tel-Mond, Yakum

Italy Amaro, Turin, Gènova, Lecce, Milan, Pordenone, Povo, Rome

Ivory Coast Abidjan

Japan Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokohama

Jordania Amman

Kazakhstan Astana

Kenya Nairobi

Lebanon Beirut

Latvia Riga

LithuaniaKaunas, Vilnius

Luxembourg Luxembourg

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Malta Malta, Victoria

Mexico Álvaro Obregón, Colima, Guadalajara, México, Puebla, Toluca, Zapopan

Morocco Casablanca

Nepal Kathmandu

Netherlands Alblasserdam, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Assen, Eindhoven, Eursing, Groningen, Rotterdam, Schiphol, The Hague, Tilburg, Utrecht, Zoetermeer, Zoeterwoude

New Zealand Auckland, Wellington

Nigeria Abeokuta, Isolo, Surulere/Lagos

Norway Asker, Oslo, Stavanger

Panama Panama

Peru Lima, Miraflores

Philippines Manila

Poland Krakow, Warsaw

Portugal Gondomar, Lagoa, Oeiras, Portimão, Porto

Qatar Doha

Romania Bucharest

Russian Federation Moscow, Saint Petersburg

Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Riyadh

Singapore Singapore

Slovenia Ljubljana

Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

South Africa Cape Town

South Korea Daejeon, Seoul, U-Sung

Spain A Coruña, Amposta, Artà, Artesa de Segre, Badalona, Barcelona, Begues, Berga, Cambrils, Castelldefels, Castellón, Cerdanyola Del Vallès, Cornellà De Llobregat, Dénia, Donostia-San Sebastián, Esplugues de lobregat, Figueres, Gavà, Gijón, Girona, Granollers, Jaén, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Lliçà d’Amunt, Logroño, Madrid, Málaga, Malgrat de Mar, Manresa, Mataró, Mollet del Vallès, Móstoles, Ordis, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Reus, Rivas Vaciamadrid, Sabadell, Sant Adrià del Besós, Sant Climent de Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Santander, Santiago De Compostela, Santpedor, Sevilla, Sitges, Tarragona, Terrassa, Valencia, Valladolid, Vic, Vigo, Viladecans, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza

Sweden Gothenburg, Kista, Malmö, Lund, Stockholm

Switzerland Geneva, Wallisellen

Taiwan Taipei

Turkey Besiktas, Istanbul

Uganda

Kampala

Ukraine Lviv

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Zaabeel

United Kingdom Birmingham, Bristol, Clevedon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greenwich, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Redruth, Southampton, Swindon

United States Boston, Boulder, Charlotte, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Redmond, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, Wayland

Uruguay Montevideo

Venezuela Catia La Mar


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