Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

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Paradox Engineering is a technology company that designs and markets Internet of Things solutions for device and data management in open cities and other smart environments. Established in 2005 and headquartered in Switzerland, the company is part of MinebeaMitsumi Group, leading global provider of Electro Mechanics Solutions™.

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The problem with "siloed" cities

When city departments develop new applications or programs independently of each other rather than collaboratively we refer to it as a "siloed" approach. And it does cause problems, including a lack of interoperability between departments, unnecessary investments of time and money, and others. We explain in more detail in this section.

Expert Talk: Carlo Ratti on Smart Cities of tomorrow

Fri, 2015-12-18 18:24 -- SCC India Staff
12/17/2015

Carlo Ratti is a Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Following the Wired Magazine Carlo Ratti is one of the "50 people who will change the world" and was also named as "50 most influential designers in America" by Fast Company. He was also a speaker at ‘National Conclave on Smart Technologies’ organised by Smart Cities Council India at Hyderabad in August 2015.

Wayfinding – the only way forward

Fri, 2015-12-18 18:07 -- SCC India Staff
12/29/2015

How many times have you missed an exit on an expressway and cursed under your breath? It is not only the frustration of missing an appointment but the loss of fuel and the unnecessary emission that adds to the already foul air. In urban settings, wayfinding specialists develop signage and information systems for both, pedestrians and motorists, who have unique challenges navigating streets and roadways. These information systems help people develop “mental maps” of the terrain and simplify their routes to the extent possible.

Network is Knowledge – Knowledge is Network

Mon, 2015-12-07 20:14 -- SCC India Staff
12/07/2015

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
Data-is second nature to technology. The information, available and critical when collected & processed, for collaboration can work wonders towards a “mutual-symbiotic” future. Has been the evolutionary theory of our world- as we know it today.

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