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Smart City Solutions to Everyday Issues
A smart city is a city that uses innovative technologies and AI to improve overall quality of life for inhabitants. These smart technologies are all data-driven, meaning they are designed around valuable insights into various aspects of life in the city.
The G20 Creates the Global Smart Cities Alliance to Establish Universal Norms and Guidelines for the Implementation of Technology
Global Smart Cities Alliance. This is the name given to the network established during this year’s G20 summit to ensure the most important economies in the world work together to establish norms and values for smart cities.
Why is New Zealand Leaning Towards Smart Cities?
In the 21st century, where complex technology and consistent advancement are commonplace, our cities’ convergence with smart living innovations are clearly inevitable. New Zealanders’ desire to become and remain connected via online mediums has become insatiable, and our tenacity to adopt new digital trends and attractions is unwavering.
How Does IoT Influence the Development of Smart Cities?
Smart cities use digital technology to improve public safety, energy efficiency, sustainability, and overall quality of life. They use IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as connected sensors, lights, and meters, to collect and analyse real-time data. City administrators can then use this precise data to carry out initiatives like improving infrastructure, public utilities, and services.
How can cities assist the visually impaired?
Over 1.3 billion people are affected by some form of visual impairment. With the growth of people living in our cities and the importance society places on inclusiveness it seems smart to empower those with visual impairments to take a fuller part in city living through accessibility.
DECARBONIZING CITIES – Integrating buildings, infrastructure with people’s mobility
Two-thirds of global CO2 emissions come from cities that over half of us live in. Addressing this will be a big factor in our current battle against climate change.
Delivering Urban Services Through Data – Smart AMB
City planning becomes more and more difficult as cities continue to grow - so cities around the world are looking to analyse their data, and improve the ways they collect that data. This is the story with Smart AMB, which is looking to manage this data, how it’s collected/stored and develop a platform to utilise it for projects.
Data and the Impact on Privacy in the Modern Age
Not everyone is aware of how much data is associated with them on a daily basis. Internet searches, location tags, photos, messages, data transfers, emails, etc. They all create a picture of the type of person you are, and there are whole schools of thought on how this picture can be taken, or even manipulated.
Solar Compacting Bins
Mr Fill’s solar compacting bins are a great rubbish-disposal system that can deliver real results for cities across the globe.
Smart Bench Mini
The Smart Bench Mini can help change the way citizens interact with public spaces, and help educate them on green initiatives.