EU Pact of Amsterdam: what will change for cities?
On May 30 the European Ministers responsible for city policy will sign the Pact of Amsterdam. This is the establishment of the European Urban Agenda. What will be the effect on cities? The EU focuses more and more on quality of life in cities and on what European citizens want. Nowadays,…
Rip. Mix. Build. Digitale disruptie & de stadDigitale platforms maken in toenemende mate nieuwe maatschappelijke concepten mogelijk die effect gaan hebben alle aspecten van de stad; van op de manier waarop we winkelen, werken, onderwijs volgen als ook hoe we energie en mobiliteit organiseren. Het is juist de combinatie van technologische en sociale innovatie die digitale platformen...
Smart Energy = sustainable generation, durable storage and smart distribution
There’s a lot of focus now on climate and energy, because of the Paris meetings. It also has its impact on (smart) cities: by keeping their ‘energy-households’ under a healthy focus, cities can become durably smarter. When watching all the data and graphs on this subject, it shows that about…
Increase of drones in the city
I expect that this increase will appear sooner then we expect it to do: the use of drones in the city. If you have a look at the multiple possibilities. Add to this the developments of the last fifteen years. Compare today’s drone to the first Apple computer of fifteen years…
How Tel Aviv won the smart city award, without even knowing it is one?
Written by Ayal Zaum Did you know Tel Aviv is a smart city? It seems that even in the Tel Aviv municipality it was not known, until recently, with the international recognition the city has received, during the smart city expo in Barcelona. Smart city expo in Barcelona, which took…
The digital city is continuously growing
12 September 1969: a team of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) is the first to connect two machines with ARPAnet: one on UCLA and one on the Stanford-university in Palo Alto. Few people know that’s the day the internet was invented. Almost 50 years ago. But it…
The rise of the Microtransit movement
Three main trends in transportation Technology site Techcrunch recently reported on three main trends reshaping the future of mobility: on electric, driverless and on demand. These three developments, each in their own stage of development, are collectively reshaping mobility in the 21th century and might be the solution to fast…
Thinking in The Long Tail
The digital city, where everything is connected to the internet, makes thinking in the long tail possible: tailored solutions for people who don’t fit in mainstream solutions. Chris Anderson came up with this name as a philosophy for this age of internet: the long tail. He first mentioned it in…