The Netherland's fourth largest city is quietly pressing on with a range of 'smart city' projects, including cleaning up its waterways with the newly launched 'WasteShark'
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 [...]