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Bilbao: Making is Believing

October 25, 2017 @ 1:39 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
Bilbao: Making is Believing | 30 September 2017 | by Vineeta Shetty When architect Susana González was transferred by her firm from Buenos Aires to Bilbao in the early 80s, she looked around in tears at the soot-covered buildings and the sludge-choked river, thinking she had been given a hardship post. Urban and industrial overdevelopment over a century, between 1880 and 1980, made for an ugly landscape scarred by industrial excesses in a port city dominated by the iron and shipping industries.…

Smart Indore: The Gentle Winds of Change

April 13, 2017 @ 6:59 am
by TheSmartCitizen
Smart Indore: Gentle Winds of Change 13 April 2017 | by Vineeta Shetty | Even as Madhya Pradesh’s sedate political capital, Bhopal, is settling in for the night, 190 kilometers away, its commercial capital, Indore is just rousing for the evening out. The characteristic breeze of the Malwan plateau in central India stirs the appetite, which is fed by Indore’s vibrant street food markets. Once the silver and gold shops in the jewellery district, Sarafa Bazaar, shutter down for the evening, vendors…

A Moda Lisboa: The Atlantic Capital Ups its Game in the Smart Stakes

June 27, 2016 @ 3:41 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
A Moda Lisboa: The Atlantic Capital Ups its Game in the Smart Stakes 27 June 2014 | by Vitor Pereira No one can pinpoint how, when or why it started. What was the spark? Could it have been the melding of vast cultures with African, northern Europe, Arab and Asian roots? Could it have been the big corporations and their white-collar executives, ready to enjoy the sunlight, great weather, the beach, the food and the culture? Could have been the new millennium hippies…or, could equally have been,…

Peterborough: UK’s Cathedral City Completes the Circle

February 1, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
Peterborough: UK's Cathedral City Completes the Circle February 2, 2016 | by Philip Allin | The Circular Economy is a concept that is gaining currency with urban planners in the past few years. Defined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as restorative and regenerative by design, it aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. Peterborough, a city in the East of England with fewer than 200,000 inhabitants, has become an award-winning pioneer in engaging…

The Randstad: A City-State in Waiting

November 4, 2015 @ 11:28 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
The Randstad: A City-State in Waiting 5 November 2015 | by Philip Allin The west Dutch countryside was a source of bitter inspiration for travellers in the late-middle ages. Blighted and apparently useless, it was the definition of a quagmire in one observer's opinion: “The great Bog of Europe … the buttock of the World, full of veines and bloud, but no bones in't.” In the early 19th century, the Netherlands became an independent, water-logged state. Land was poldered – reclaimed from the…

Gas fires Groningen’s smart transition to an energy-neutral future

October 23, 2015 @ 6:54 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
Gas fires Groningen's smart transition to energy neutrality 23 October 2015 | by Vineeta Shetty Groningers develop their cycling limbs early in life, balancing on the baby carriages of their father’s bicycle as early as four on the way to school. Like their counterparts in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, multi-dextrous Dutch can be spotted gracefully carrying large sacks, photographing, linking hands and sexting without wobbling on their two-wheelers. Behaviour and lifestyle intervention is…

Cities of Joy turn Europe’s refugee crisis into an economic opportunity

October 1, 2015 @ 1:45 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
Cities of Joy turn Europe's refugee crisis into opportunity October 1, 2015 | by Trond Johannessen As EU leaders meet to deliberate and negotiate a solution to the ever-growing refugee flows from Syria and many other nations, 23 million Europeans are out of work. The European economy is in its first year of return to growth, while the European Central Bank is pouring liquidity into the economy in order to stimulate growth and fighting deflationary expectations. Cities of Joy is a vision that would,…

Modi Max on Fury Road: Smart Cities Mission Jumpstarts in India

June 30, 2015 @ 6:36 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
Modi Max Fury Road: Smart Cities Mission Jumpstarts in India 29 June 2014 | by Vineeta Shetty Last week, India’s putative Smart City mission threw more figures on the mountain of numbers being crunched by journalists, analysts and numerologists. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcements, while signifiying a political declaration of will to a massive audience of stakeholders, left questions unanswered. Many operational details of investment are yet to ironed out and are likely to take months…

Barcelona Bears the Burden of a Lighthouse Smart City

June 23, 2015 @ 12:36 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
Barcelona Bears the Burden of a Lighthouse Smart City 23 June 2014 | by Brigid McAleer What’s in a name? Intelligent city, digital city, smart city: as always, it's what lies beneath where the real meaning and purpose are found. Brigid McAleer interviews Júlia López, Project Manager of European and Regional Digital Strategy, A.K.A Smart Cities, for the Municipality of Barcelona. An engineer by trade, López shares her understanding behind the concept of smart cities and why Barcelona is one…

Post-Nepal, Seismic Performance under Scrutiny for India’s Buildings

April 27, 2015 @ 4:49 pm
by TheSmartCitizen
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