Answers on Smart Cities + Smart City RECAP

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Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

I’m looking for examples of the most cutting edge uses of technology in smart cities. What’s your thinking on the future of smart cities? If you were doing research on the future of cities, what would you focus on?

“Smart City” today is a term that has lost its meaning. The graphic below shows the state of the art today, and suggests a growth path that moves far beyond the current practice of seeking to put “smart” information technology on top of “dumb” industrial-era artifacts.

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To be truly smart, a city must combine a long-term process for eradicating the 50% waste that is inherent in all its domains from agriculture to energy to health to housing to security to water; and it must begin the equally long-term process of becoming citizen-centric instead of corporate-contract centric — this must include a re-design of fundamentals such as citizen-centric housing, citizen-centric transport, and citizen-centric employment options.

While the city is central the industrial era and metropolises are growing by orders of magnitude, the need to make cities adaptive and resilient is matched by the need to bring low-cost scalable interoperable Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) to the five billion poor, most of whom live in rural areas.

See Especially:

European Smart Cities (Technische Universitat Wien)

Smart Cities of the North Sea Region

Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) — a Nordic Manifesto

2016 Robert Steele: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future

2016 Robert Steele: The Ultimate Hack – Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water

Owl: “Smart Grid” is NSA on Steroids, Expensive, Instrusive, & A Major Health Hazard

Robert Steele: Future-Proofing the City

See Also:

2008: Creating a Smart Nation (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Berto Jongman: WIRED on Right Way to Build Smart Cities

Graphic: Smart Nation Through Open Everything – Intel21 “Stack”

Graphic: The Smart Grid — Is This Also the New Spy Grid?

Jean Lievens: Baltimore 2.0 – How Millenials and Sharing Economy are Transforming the Way Cities Function

Jean Lievens: fab labs, open innovation and smart cities

Jean Lievens: Rob Kitchin on Data-Driven Urbanism — Not So Smart, Serving Special Interests

Jean Lievens: Sarwant Singh on Smart Cities – A $1.5 Trillion Market Opportunity — With Comment by Robert Steele on the Real $4 Trillion Opportunity Being Ignored

Jean Lievens: Smart Cities Are Not Smart If They Just Connect to the Internet

Jean Lievens: Warren Karlenzig: Collective Intelligence–Cities as Global Intelligence Platform

Koko: Cities are Jungles – Fruit Should Grow in Jungles

Koko: IBM Smart City and Portland OR Interactive Plan

Patrick Meier: 100 Resilient Cities — Data Science and Tactical Resilience

Review: London – the Information Capital: 100 Maps and Graphics That Will Change How You View the City

Rick Robinson: 6 Inconvenient Truths About Smart Cities

Rick Robinson: Building Cities with Open Source Everything

Rick Robinson: Smart Cities 101

Rick Robinson: Why Smart Cities Are Not Smart

SchwartzReport: Parks Make Us Smarter

SmartPlanet: Design of Cities Matters — Cuts Emissions!

SmartPlanet: High-Speed Rail — Teaching Governments, Mobilizing All Eight Tribes to Press Forward on High-Speed Rail and Localized Everything

SmartPlanet: On Demand Public Transit App in Helsinki

SmartPlanet: Should Bus Fares Go Away — What Is True Cost of Fares, and True Falue of Optimzing Public Transport Use?

SmartPlanet: Smart Building Blocks, Smart Cities

SmartPlanet: Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy

Ty Simpson: India All In On Smart Cities

Worth a Look: Books on Cities

Yoda: Dubai – City of Gold in Four Dimensions?