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Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Cities: Emerging Standards and Guidance

From cityminded.org

While we are increasingly aware of threats to our personal information, the reach of such threats really can be baffling. Who would have guessed that one d
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Turnout and Diversity in Participatory Budgeting: Long Beach, California

From www.publicagenda.org

Participatory budgeting lessons from Long Beach, California, where District 9 successfully expanded diversity and broadened participation in PB.
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Smart Cities Council: Meet our Readiness Challenge Grant winners 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

The winners of the first-ever Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants are Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia. Learn about their projects and the important first step you need to take to make any smart cities initiative a success.
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A Budgeting Break for Small (and Big) Governments

From www.governing.com

With less people and money, small towns are prone to making big and expensive errors. One company wants to change that.
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Towards a creative approach on community engagement

From www.ciudadesaescalahumana.org

@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
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What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density

From www.citiestobe.com

It appears that more innovation and entrepreneurship is happening in the dynamic, diverse urban areas as opposed to suburban tech parks.
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A Community Planning Process—Even a Good One—Is Not Enough

From www.planetizen.com

Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history. What does it mean to value a public housing community that has been neglected for decades and now experiences high rates of violence, degraded housing, limited infrastructure, and a frayed social fabric?
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What Do We Need to Build Sustainable Cities?

From cityminded.org

Every so often, I find it important to reset and to re-envision what a successful future looks like. This article seeks to take a step back and revisit the
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Smart cities will soon buzz with drones prone to hacking, conflicts

From readwrite.com

A new report warns of the threat posed by fleets of municipal drones that are vulnerable to hacking and interoperability problems.
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Europe to lead world's smart cities by 2040

From cities-today.com

European smart cities could transform the continent's urban landscape in less than three decades, says Jeremy Rifkin.
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One of these 10 municipalities may be the next smartest city in the US - TechRepublic

From www.techrepublic.com

The 10 finalists have been announced for a smart city grant program, and five will receive workshops to help them pursue their goals toward becoming smarter.
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Equitable Placemaking: Not the End, but the Means - Project for Public Spaces

From www.pps.org

Project-led or design-led development of places misses out on the core function of real Placemaking: the connecting and lifting-up of human spirits.
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The future of public sectors in a citizen-centric digital world

From www.urenio.org

Read this report from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to learn how governments can be more efficient, agile and resilient, and help drive economic growth, impro
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CTO Download: Designing Digital Strategy to Empower Prosperity | EfficientGov

From efficientgov.com

By overcoming challenges, mastering data and pursuing continuous innovation through digital strategy, IT can empower city government to achieve more.
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3 Insights from NLC’s Smart Cities Report

From www.statetechmagazine.com

The National League of Cities study includes recommendations on how governments can more effectively implement smart technology.
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Zaha Hadid: her life and legacy

From www.youtube.com

Zaha Hadid, who died on 31 March 2016, was a world-famous architect. In life, she was respected or reviled, but seldom ignored. Born in Baghdad in 1950, a
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Placemaking for Peacemaking

From www.pps.org

How can we use placemaking as a strategy to promote peacemaking in vulnerable cities, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region?

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The Next 5 Years in Open Data: 3 Key Trends to Watch (Industry Perspective)

From www.digitalcommunities.com

Open data is now table stakes, and any government that is not participating is behind its peers.
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City Data Matters: Lessons For India, Canada And The World

From www.huffingtonpost.ca

India is undoubtedly on the rise - and India's cities are starting to feel the strain. Challenges of poverty, infrastructure deficits, air quality, education and safety of women are key amongst the rising agenda for action in Indian cities.
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Parks as natural places for engagement across difference - Spacing National

From spacing.ca

Ahead of Park People’s first national city parks conference in Calgary this coming March 2017, Park People’s Jake Tobin Garrett caught up with keynote speaker Jay Pitter,  an author, placemaker, senior stakeholder engagement professional, and frequent Spacing contributor. Her work focuses on increasing the capacity, resources, and relationships required for co-creating more inclusive, safe, and …
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Deloitte Review, Special section: Smart cities and the future of mobility

From www.urenio.org

Will anyone still drive cars in years to come, or will the cars do all the driving themselves? How could technology transform our urban environments? And w
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Getting smart about affordable housing: trending concepts worth a look 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

As affordable housing pressures escalate and inventory increases, we're seeing a wide range of smart and creative approaches to housing low-income residents emerge -- from net zero units to wellness-focused complexes to places for artists to live and work. Are any of them an answer for your city?
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