The 10 Best Smart City Books Explaining The Future Of Urban Living

Automating our lives used to be confined to the smartphones in our pockets, but now the craze has jumped from our pockets to the wider world. Everything from the city we live in to the car we drive is becoming “smart”, and a whole range of new careers and fields have emerged with it. Whether you’re just intellectually curious or planning a career jump, we have you covered with the top 10 Smart City books to prime yourself on the future of cities. Top 10 Smart City Books The following list contains everything from denser textbooks to general overviews, written by a diverse range of experts and professionals geared towards

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North American Smart City Incubators and Accelerators You Need To Know

To succeed in life, one first needs to survive. Survival is all about being able to “beat the rest.” The same aspect applies to any business enterprise. Startups in particular need to be the best if they are to make steps towards fulfilling their objectives. This is evidenced by the startup competitions that were around before accelerators and incubators came along. They have helped a number of startups with funding and other resources such as training, working space and mentorships. These programs also help link startups to investors, often for a specific equity stake. It is vital for startups to distinguish between accelerators and incubators. The Difference Between Incubators And

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10 TED Talks That Outline The Smart City of The Future

According to the United Nations, over the next twenty years, nearly forty percent of the planet’s population—around three billion people—will move into cities and urban areas. Thus, by 2050, 66% of the entire world’s population then, will live in urban areas (you should read this thrilling UN report). Where will they go? How will they live? Will we be able to maintain modern standards of living and ensure health and wellbeing for all? And where can you turn to today for reliable smart city education resources? Answering these questions is one of the biggest challenges of our time. You can already peek into Europe’s most relevant Smart City university level

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Visible Light Communication: A Chance For A Smarter Future?

Have you heard of LiFi, the Visual Light Communication technology that uses the light spectrum to transmit information? If not, it is high time to get acquainted with this promising new smart city technology! Early February 2018 a congress will be held near the Louvre in Paris, France, bringing together relevant players involved in this emerging technology. We talked to Maxime Dubois, Projekt Manager of The Global LiFi Congress about its potential for Smart Cities. About the Global LiFi Congress Dear Maxime, thank you for taking the time to share some insights about the Global LiFi Congress. Can you quickly introduce yourself? What do you do and how did you

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Startup Profile Leapcraft: How To Improve Air Quality in Smart Cities

Smart Cities are all about data. But not just data focusing on crowds or traffic but also data on environmental factors. The Danish Smart City startup Leapcraft is dedicated to measuring the quality of air and noise levels and its impact on health and quality of life. We had a chat about air quality sensors (among other things) with Anne Cecilie Duus Kühnel, Operations Manager at Leapcraft, in the latest contribution to our Smart City startups series. About Leapcraft Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? I represent Leapcraft ApS. We focus on building digital platforms and solutions based on big data and smart sensory technology

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Top 8 Online Courses To Kickstart Your Smart City Career

From Seol, South Korea to Barcelona, Spain and New York City, USA, the great cities of the world are undergoing a technological upgrade. We sourced the available Smart City online courses to find the best ones to prepare you for a successful smart city career. Cities are quickly following our phones’ example by becoming “smart”, and a huge demand has opened for professionals in the Smart City industry. The time is ripe for a career change revolving around Smart Cities, and whether you’re looking to data science or software engineering as your way in, we’ve got a handful of perfect courses to prepare you for your new field. Online Courses for

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10 of the Best Smart City Incubators And Accelerators

Several incubators and accelerators have been established to aid startups to gain traction and become successful, especially in new industries such as those related to smart cities. 1. Kickstart Accelerator One of Europe’s multi-corporate accelerators, KICKSTART ACCELERATOR accepts applications from startups around the globe. It’s based in Zurich, with some of the other verticals in Basel. Startups from any of the following industries are welcome to send applications: Smart Cities, Food, FinTech, EdTech, Healthcare and Robotics & Smart Systems. In addition, they have a specific list of requirements and a selection criterion that any startup needs to fulfil before they can be considered to join the accelerator. Selection for instance

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Startup Profile WIN-PORT: Drone Deliveries Sent to Your Window

Logistics is an important aspect of Smart Cities and drones are expected to revolutionise this area. But how can individuals receive drone deliveries conveniently at home – even when they are out? The German startup WIN-PORT (a composition of “window” and “transport”) is in the course of developing a solution. This interview was originally conducted in German and translated. The initial version can be found under Startup Profil WIN-PORT: Drohnenlieferungen ans hauseigene Fenster. On WIN-PORT Thank you for sharing some insights about WIN-PORT. In a nutshell: what do you do and what problem do you solve? WIN-PORT offers a solution, delivering packages to recipients’ windows using drones. Currently, the system is

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Startup Profile CrowdWatch: Crowd Safety Through Artificial Intelligence

How does one ensure the safety of people in big crowds? The team of CrowdWatch was concerned with exactly this issue. Using artificial intelligence, they developed a solution to support operators of football stadiums to identify potentially dangerous situations and provide a safe environment for football fans. But of course, there are many more use cases for such a technology in smart cities.  Thank you for sharing some insights about CrowdWatch. In a nutshell: what do you do and what problem does this address? We pioneer an assistance system for the digitalization of security in stadiums with the help of artificial intelligence. Today, a handful of operators continuously observe tens of video

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S-There: Next Generation Sanitation Solutions for a Smart Living Ecosystem

Smart technology is not just your smartphone, the voice control in your kitchen or a connected car. S-There aims at bringing smart technology to your bathroom by adding a smart sensor to your toilet. The idea is that your toilet becomes a smart lab that provides you with updates on your health status and biomedical parameters. Instead of (literally) flushing data down the toilet, the sensor analyzes your urine. Dear Adrian, thank you for sharing some insights about S-There. In a nutshell: what do you do and what problem do you solve? We are helping toilets become smart devices for monitoring health conditions. We envision a device which could analyze our health status

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