Cities evolve. Most of them start small and expand over time, growing in a haphazard fashion that can often seem random to their inhabitants. Few cities in the world could truly be described as smart. Many of them seem to …

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The Bristol Data Dome, housed inside At-Bristol Science Centre’s Planetarium, will be launched as part of the Festival of the Future City on Wednesday 18 November. Connected to a dedicated high performance computer at the University of Bristol, the Data …

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There have been some big grins in the Bath: Hacked community this week due to a couple of high-profile mentions of the work we’ve been doing. I thought it would be a good opportunity to summarise what we’re trying to achieve both now …

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I was playing one of the games in the SimCity series recently when it struck me that this and similar games are a very good model for what we want from Smart Cities. Let me explain what I mean. All …

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Bristol submitted a bid this week to become the UK’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstrator city region generating an investment of nearly £17 million if successful. The competition is delivered by Innovate UK on behalf of the Department for …

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Bristol Is Open was presented to leading academics, government officials and technology experts at three different conferences across two continents last week. Bristol Is Open was presented to leading academics, government officials and technology experts at conferences taking place in four different …

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When the San Francisco 49ers moved into Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, the city started applying IT strategies to managing the massive crowds. (Wikimedia Commons) Handling the massive demands of a National Football League game is still a pretty new civic …

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Remember the 1990s visions of the future? Those first incantations of the sweeping “smart city,” so technologically utopian and Tomorrowland-ish in design? The concept and solutions were pitched by tech titans like IBM and Cisco, cost obscene amounts of money, …

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The Internet of Things is everywhere, with sensors and communication technologies embedded in all the materials of daily life. Today, the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also everywhere: it is has become one of the most widely-discussed …

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Cities are rapidly becoming the very visible and innovative laboratories for IoT innovation, which is logical, because they’ve been in the forefront of open data. I saw this first-hand consulting for Vivek Kundra, CTO for the District of Columbia, when …

Share It (Data) And They Will Come: Crowdsourced Citywide IoT Network Read more »