KINDLE: The Ultimate Hack: Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are not achievable using the prevailing paradigm of donors, intermediaries, and industrial-era proprietary technologies and costs. The SDG goals can be achieved at a one-time cost per person of $500 if the United Nations (UN) will embrace Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) as the central method. OSEE includes nine major …

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

This briefing has been prepared for the BRICS + Indonesia and Iran — and other nations such as Brunei, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — as a means of fostering a conversation about the future of Earth and humanity —  there are solutions that are affordable, interoperable, and scalable. SHORT URL (This Post): …

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

Connecting everyone to the internet won’t solve the world’s development problems According to a new report from the World Bank, more than 40% of the global population now has internet access. On average, eight in ten people in the developing world own a mobile phone. Even in the poorest 20% of households this number is …

Rick Robinson: Why Smart Cities Are Not Smart

Why Smart Cities still aren’t working for us after 20 years. And how we can fix them. (I was recently asked to give evidence to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development during the development of their report on Smart Cities and Infrastructure. This article is based on my presentation, which you …

Ty Simpson: India All In On Smart Cities

Smart Cities India’s Smart City vision is part of a larger agenda of creating Industrial Corridors between India’s big metropolitan cities in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision “Digital India,” has set an ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities across the country. Modi in his speech quoted, “Cities in the past were built on …

Rick Robinson: 6 Inconvenient Truths About Smart Cities

6 inconvenient truths about Smart Cities I’ll explore six “inconvenient truths” in this article to describe why I think that’s the case; and what we can do about it: The “Smart City” isn’t a technology concept; it’s the political challenge of adapting one of the most powerful economic and social forces of our time to the needs of …

Jean Lievens: fab labs, open innovation and smart cities

4/4 Fabbing & cities: Barcelona Fab City This post is the fourth of 4 posts about Digital manufacturing (fabbing) environments that we have been publishing weekly on Fridays. In these posts I have shared my research on fab labs, open innovation and smart cities, mainly in Europe and in Spain. The fourth post is the …

Rick Robinson: Smart Cities 101

7 steps to a Smart City 1. Define what a “Smarter City” means to you 2. Convene a stakeholder group to co-create a specific Smarter City vision; and establish governance and a credible decision-making process 3. Structure your approach to a Smart City by drawing on the available resources and expertise 4. Establish the policy framework …

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

Smart Cities — A $1.5 Trillion Market Opportunity Sarwant Singh Forbes, 19 June 2014 Mahatma Gandhi once said, “India is to be found not in its few cities, but in its 700,000 villages.” Though that may at one time have been true, it is no longer the case. With about 30 country dwellers moving lock, stock …

Berto Jongman: WIRED on Right Way to Build Smart Cities

Here’s the Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams By Adie Tomer and Rob Puentes WIRED, 04.23.14 Our technology-first approach has failed the city of the future. So-called “smart cities,” powered by technology, carry the promise of responding to the great pressures of our time, such as urban population growth, climate instability, and …