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[planned building] Asia – India – Bombay – Rascacielos más alto

Author: Yealfred MatheusArquitecto / 2013, may 8
Source: http://www.ecosiglos.com/2013/05/imperial-tower-bombay.html?goback=%2Egmp_4724485%2Egde_4724485_member_240115377

El rascacielos más alto de Bombay, diseñado para “confundir al viento”

El edificio Imperial Tower fue diseñado por los creadores del famoso “Burj Khalifa”, la firma AS + GG Architecture (Adrian Smith y Gordon Gill), para convertirse en el edificio más alto de la India y un ícono en Mumbai, una desarrollada y densamente poblada metrópolis con edificios de poca altura, cuya proyección urbana gira en torno a altas torres residenciales. Sigue leyendo

Europe & Asia – Santander participará en un proyecto de innovación entre la UE y Japón

Author: Agencia EFE / May 10, 2013
Source: http://www.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=1413298 

Santander participará en un proyecto de colaboración entre la Unión Europea y Japón dirigido a incrementar el conjunto de servicios que la smart city ofrece a los ciudadanos, empleando para ello el inventario de dispositivos que se están desplegando dentro de SmartSantander.

Así lo ha anunciado hoy el alcalde de Santander, Íñigo de la Serna, durante su intervención en la Future Internet Assembly (FIA), la principal cita europea del Internet del Futuro, que reúne a expertos y representantes de instituciones, organizaciones y empresas de la UE. Sigue leyendo

How to measure a Smart City?

Authors: Herrera Priano & Fajardo Guerra

There are several international assessments that are published in order to measure the intelligence of cities (you can see some on this site, rankings section).

Answer the question “How Smart is a city?” is particularly complex, especially when you consider that:

  • There is no consensus on the definition of a Smart City.
  • There are various points of view (depending on the source of information consulted). There are different types of Smart Cities rankings. Each one use its own criteria and indicators. This last implies that you can get different results.

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[event] Europe – Barcelona – Smart City Expo World Congress 2013 (nov 19-21)

Smart City Expo World Congress has meant the establishment of Barcelona as the world capital of smart cities and the event organized by Fira de Barcelona as the world’s leader on the subject. Over seven thousand visitors from 82 countries (including 3.055 delegates), 319 speakers and 140 exhibiting companies have come together to tackle the challenges that major cities will face in the near future, showcasing the available solutions and exploring business opportunities in this new industry.

Source: http://www.smartcityexpo.com

[event] Europe – Italy – Smart City Exhibition Bologna 2013 (oct 16-18)

Bologna Fair Centre 

Bologna, Italy

Smart City Exhibition Bologna is listed amongst the leading construction show that offers a comprehensive range of equipments and services for building smart cities, public utility buildings and other innovation structures. The equipments displayed in the show are designed by implementing the advanced and latest technologies so that the attendees get the best range of lighting products in this platform.

Smart City Exhibition Bologna is the perfect place where the attendees can come in contact with the manufacturers and exporters and discuss about the various business related issues. The participants are availed with ample of networking opportunities which help them to increase their revenue count as well aid them to create a strong footage in the domestic as well as in the international market.

More info: http://www.smartcityexhibition.it

[event] Canada – Ontario – Toronto – Meetings of the Minds (2013, sep 9-11)

Source: http://cityminded.org/events/toronto

We’ll explore a rich variety of strategic investments, smart policies and breakthrough technological innovations — all designed to enable cities and regions to better respond to increasingly complex urban planning, design, technology and development challenges.

Toronto 2013

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World – The World’s Fastest-Growing Megacities

Authors: Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox – May 8, 2013
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2013/04/08/the-worlds-fastest-growing-megacities/

The modern megacity may have been largely an invention of the West, but it’s increasingly to be found largely in the East. The seven largest megacities (defined as areas of continuous urban development of over 10 million people) are located in Asia, based on a roundup of the latest population data released last month by Wendell Cox’s Demographia. The largest megacity remains the Tokyo-Yokohama area, home to 37 million, followed by the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Seoul-Incheon, Delhi, Shanghai and Manila.

With roughly 20 million inhabitants, the New York metro area, the world’s largest urban agglomeration from early in the 20th century till Tokyo surpassed it in the 1950s, ranks eighth. The only other western urban areas among the 28 biggest megacities now are Moscow (15th), Los Angeles (17th), and Paris (28th). London, which was the first modern city of a million people, is not on the list at all, with expansion long ago stopped by its green belt. In 1990, New York ranked second and Los Angeles ranked eighth.

Do You Live In A City? Hmm. Let’s Find Out

Source: The Brookings Institution, Census.gov, City-Data.com, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Endhomelessness.org, Federal Bureau of Investigation, StateoftheAir.org / July 2, 2012

Credit: Nelson Hsu, Natalie Jones, Melanie Taube, Tanya Ballard Brown / NPR

Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/07/02/155989757/do-you-live-in-a-city-hm-lets-find-out

Urban life is multifaceted and complex. But, sometimes you need to just go with the flow and this chart may (or may not) show you if you’re really an urbanite.

Do You Live In A City? Hmm. Let's Find Out

[event] America – Colombia – Congreso de Ciudades Inteligentes Smart City (2013, sep)

 Source: Redacción elcolombiano.com | Medellín | March 18, 2013

Medellín fue elegida sede del Congreso de Ciudades Inteligentes “Smart City”, que se desarrollará en septiembre de 2013.La decisión la tomaron el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona y ​​la Generalitat de Cataluña, agrupados en el consorcio Fira de Barcelona, más la Cámara de Comercio Colombo Catalana. Todos, organizadores de este encuentro internacional. Sigue leyendo