Smart cities trends Archive

Improving energy efficiency in Chile

Smartcity Santiago is an innovative socio-technological project based on the creation of a «city-lab», aimed at testing the latest technologies and including users in active participation in energy management. The goal is to integrate renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This city-lab will serve the community, universities and authorities in academic and research purposes

Smart city concept to be integrated into India’s structural and economic development

As part of his governance plan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented an initiative that applies the smart city concept to transform his country’s cities. The Indian government approved a plan to create 100 smart cities as satellites of the major metropolis. Their primary goal will be the application of modern technology in urban,

Environmental sustainability methods proposed for smart cities

In order to prevent the global temperature from increasing by more than two degrees Celsius, developed countries should reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to 80 to 95 percent below the levels seen in 1990 by the year 2050. The European Union has already committed to reducing greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2020 and generate

Santander continues on the forefront of smart city development

The mayor of Santander, Iñigo de la Serna, and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, participated in a smart city forum in France that also included the French minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy. Mayor De la Serna joined the roundtable discussion «Connected city, platform city and urban services» in which he emphasized how

What is the formula for having a smart city?

IESE Cities in Motion (ICIM) put together a list of the most successful smart cities in the world after analyzing more than 130 candidates. Based on their study, they identified a number of factors that every government should follow in order to obtain a sustainable city: 1. A clear vision and solid strategic planning. 2.

Ten predictions for smart cities

1. In 2014 and 2015, 15 percent of cities will elect their governments based on their promises regarding the process of helping their city become a smart city. 2. The Shadow IT will be a very important source of innovation but it could signify a threat to the evolution of the concept of smart cities.