Toronto may not have won the right to host Amazon's next corporate headquarters, but Mayor John Tory says taking part in the competition nonetheless represented a victory.
In a statement on Tuesday, Tory said the process of bidding for Amazon's huge expansion, dubbed HQ2, has raised the city's profile around the world as a tech hub.Read more
As the Sunshine Coast’s reputation as the nation’s hotspot for innovation continues to grow, its local government has set a new benchmark for community engagement on planning and development matters with the launch of Development.i.
Developed in-house, Sunshine Coast Council’s Development.i sets a new standard for public information and engagement through DA tracking systems.Read more
The Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has been preparing for the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, a trial of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies, which will see around 500 vehicles retrofitted with C-ITS devices from late 2019.
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have embarked on an exciting project to trial Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot will consider how C-ITS can makes roads and road users safer, and contribute towards a vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries on the state’s roads. As part of the Pilot, TMR will develop Australia’s first Security Credential Management System (SCMS) for C-ITS (Vehicle 2 Everything – V2X). The pilot will also act as a feasibility study, laying the technical foundations for the future generation of smart transport infrastructure.Read more
“I teach two things, suffering and the end of suffering.” Buddha
Over the years I have attempted to understand the “inner mysteries” of place. It has always been a core belief of mine that communities succeed or fail, as do sports teams, on what are called the “intangibles.” The unidentifiable or ineffable – call it “chemistry,” as they do in athletics – components. Hard to measure, impossible to see but felt like a breeze when things go along smoothly and like a sledgehammer on the chest cavity when they do not. To borrow a phrase from the American president’s inauguration speech in 2017, a sense of “carnage” seems palpable.
I prefer the word of the ancient wisdom traditions to describe these intangibles: the “soul” of a place.Read more
In recent years, we have seamlessly progressed towards connected-communities. As such, an ever-increasing wave of new smart products is meshing into our lives. Welcome to the new era of Smart Society.
Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus (HTC) currently holds the top spot on Innovation in Europe. As a matter of fact, HTC is quickly becoming the driving force on several key technologies in the global arena.Read more
Smart-vehicle testing in Dublin likely won’t begin until the next year or so, but drivers probably won’t even realize test vehicles are passing them on the road, according to Patrick Soller.
Soller is general manager with Alten-Cresttek, an engineering services company in Dublin hired to provide engineering services and public engagement for the Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor.Read more
Hamilton is celebrating its biggest construction year in the city’s history.
“On Sept. 11, 2018, the City of Hamilton has, for the very first time, hit the billion dollar mark as early as September,” said Hamilton chief building official Ed VanderWindt.Read more
In areas from traffic management to public safety, Singapore is by far the world’s leading smart city by quantitative measure. Home to 5.8 million people, Singapore ranks as a major global urban area and the world’s most expensive city—two traits that make it ripe for smart city technology.
But what about cities with smaller footprints that might not seem to warrant the effort to produce widespread connectivity via the Internet of Things (IoT)? At least by some perceptions, there’s a clear correlation between smart cities and size. Asked to name the most important factors for the future success of their IoT initiatives in their location, respondents to a Forbes Insights/Intel survey selected population size (27%), population trends (25%) and population density (20%) as three of the top-ranking answers.Read more
It may be a small Dutch city, but it’s home to a powerful roster of major global automotive companies; it’s also strong economically, thanks in part to the pan-industry, cross-discipline Brainport initiative. As a result, Eindhoven has secured its place in the future mobility race.
The city’s culture of sustainability, innovation and industry-academia collaboration have helped to attract global companies to invest, and the Dutch government’s active involvement, coupled with its ambition to cut emissions and make the country globally competitive, have created the ideal home for developments in smart mobility.Read more
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council has launched a pioneering online application allowing ratepayers to follow local developments in real time.
What’s believed to be the first council in Australia to allow ratepayers to track development applications on their mobile, Sunshine Coast says it also hopes to achieve efficiencies and operational savings through the tool.Read more