Built environment

Solutions for Cities: An Analysis of the Feasibility Studies from the Future Cities Demonstrator Programme

Tue, 2013-07-09 11:37 -- Liz Enbysk

The UK Technology Strategy Board challenged UK cities to show how they would integrate their city systems to create better places to live and work. This report highlights the common trends and themes that unite these unique city visions of a smarter, more sustainable future.

Vancouver Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

Mon, 2013-06-17 11:20 -- Liz Enbysk

In 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia Mayor Gregor Robertson put together a Greenest City Action Team. Its job was to construct a plan to transform Vancouver into the greenest city on earth. This document outlines the vision and may serve as a useful starting point to other cities getting started on a smart city path.

The Dynamics of Opening Government Data

Fri, 2013-05-31 12:08 -- Liz Enbysk

Street construction projects are a big deal for businesses in the area where the construction is occurring, for citizens who need to get from Point A to Point B in a timely fashion and for neighborhood residents who must endure the noise and commotion. City officials will be interested in how a Canadian city is using an open government initiative to make construction season less stressful.