A partnership between Oslo and Hackney might not be the most obvious. Smarter Communities Media sat in last week on the latest get-together to see what it's all about
How has Amsterdam moved so far ahead of most of the rest of the world when it comes to actually delivering the 'smart city' vision?
Zipabout, the Oxford-based tech start-up will, from early next year, give away its ‘Zipabout Transport Graph’...
Before asking whether it is possible to map innovation within a geographic area, there’s the question of why you’d want to. Certainly the Welsh Government saw enough potential benefits to kick off a pilot project with UK ‘innovation foundation’, Nesta. The results have recently been published, with an array of visual [...]
The mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Andrew Street, has launched an ‘Urban Challenge’ initiative aimed at start-up companies with solutions for homelessness, wellbeing, youth unemployment and digital citizenship challenges. The intention is to select one company in each category for a three-month funded pilot with the WMCA, [...]
Credit: Silje Bareksten and Nadia Frantzen “Dugnad” is a Norwegian word that roughly translated means gathering people in a community to build something that will benefit everyone. As Denmark has “hygge”, so dugnad wouldn’t be a bad word to describe Norwegian society, says Silje Bareksten, head of smart city [...]