Archive for the ‘sustainability’ Category

Lagos: Will Service Innovation Secure the Future of Nollywood?

Friday, February 25, 2011 16:31 8 Comments

Q&A with Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Commissioner for Science and Technology of the State of Lagos, and Sunil Abraham, executive director of the Centre for Internet for Society of Banglaore. Lagos is one of the world’s fastest growing cities, and the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa; the destination of choice for mass numbers of job seekers […]

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Taipei seeks to make cities smarter with a new model of urban development and a global call for solutions

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:45 6 Comments

by Federico De Giuli & Marcia Caines Cities across East Asia are getting ahead to make their cities greener with major developments and city programs that integrate digital intelligence into their urban systems. Examples of the new approach can be found in China and South Korea, and Taipei is no exception. Digital DNA, City of […]

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Interview with Anette Scheibe of Kista Science City: from Fossil Fuels to Intelligent Transport Solutions ‘the Stockholm Way’

Thursday, February 17, 2011 17:37 3 Comments

interview by Federico De Giuli & Marcia Caines This entry is the first in a series of interviews conducted by Cluster in collaboration with Living Labs Global (LLG) in occasion of the second edition of Living Labs Global Award, an international technology award for digital services that add high value to users in cities around […]

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Urbanization at the heart of the economy: the role of cities in economic development

Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:00 19 Comments

Vinicius de Moraes Netto This paper originally appeared on Vitruvius here version pdf Abstract The paper discusses the central role of cities and their structures in the social and economic development of regions and nations. Through a brief comparison of Brazil’s emergent economy and their huge demands on material infrastructures and the spatial policies of […]

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Living Labs Global Award: Call for Digital Service Solutions in 8 Global Cities

Monday, December 20, 2010 17:28 2 Comments

The non-profit Copenhagen-based organization Living Labs Global, the mission of which is to promote digital service innovation in cities, has now launched the second edition of Labs Global Award, an international technology award for digital services that make a difference, and add high value to users, in cities around the world. Living Labs Global has […]

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