Middle East Smart cities Summit 2012

The Summit of the Middle East took place on the 28th and 29th of May in Doha, where city representatives, project and business creators shared their concerns about the future of Smart cities. The summit aimed to promote Smart city projects’ growth and development, but also served as a forum to measure the entrepreneurs’ commitment to

V-Pole: Inteligent posts for the new cities

A new technology project for street furniture in new intelligent cities was presented in Vancouver. This system for the citizens is multifunctional, it is for example a Wi-Fi point, a parking meter, a charging point for cars and electric vehicles, its functions being shown with coloured circles forming the V-Pole. In this picture you can

Smart Cities Meeting Point in Barcelona

The Smart Cities Meeting Point took place in the Spanish city Barcelona last 17th of May, when subjects relating to Smart Cities and new trends for resources and technology systems available for them were treated. Workshops and negotiating tables were arranged where all people attending could ask questions and learn more about new technologies and

Eco-city: Tianjin has 350.000 inhabitants in 2020

Tianjin eco-city is a city located about 150km from Pekín, it will be the biggest ecological city in the world. The project in Tianjin started in 2007 with the joint work of the governments of China and Singapur and should be finished by 2020, with 350.000 people living in it. The city was designed thinking

Health and public transport: aspects that need improvement to become a smart city

The capital investment to improve the emergency health care in order to reduce consultation time, to improve non polluting public transport and sensors  that check whether there is available parking for a person’s vehicle, are some of the key arguments exposed in a congress on smart cities that took place in Madrid. This city, for

Intelligent cities are the future

According to a United Nations report the world population will undergo a growth of 75% over the next four decades and will reach 6.300 million by 2050. By that date, 2050, it is believed that 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, which means there are serious challenges when planning and building