With insightful contributions from respected organisations and governments in the Middle East and world over including: Abu Dhabi Police, Emirates Green Building Council, Ministry of Emiritisation, Smart City Association, Italy and more.
A report developed by TASC. Thousands of city governments all over the world are currently running their first Internet of Things (IoT) smart city projects. As they do so, software platforms get introduced that help manage data flows, support application development, and provide basic analytics. However, the IoT platform selection process is challenging and differs […]
Can data utilities provide an alternative to current private- and public-sector modes of handling privacy-sensitive data? What would the advantages be? Do broadband utilities such as Stockholm’s STOKAB or city-owned utility models such as Germany’s Stadtwerke serve as a precedent and example? Communities and their local governments are faced with an increasingly large and complex […]
Cities have been the focal point for innovation and digitalization strategies for over a decade. From broadband deployment strategies, smart city pilots, projects and programs, to intelligent urban mobility schemes or open data initiatives: cities have led the way. Innovation agendas cannot and must not stop at city limits however. Smart regional approaches represent the […]
La crisi economica che da diversi anni ha colpito il nostro paese, ha ormai definito delle nuove regole di equilibrio finanziario nelle quali il sistema degli enti locali è chiamato a reinterpretare il proprio ruolo se intende continuare a svolgere la funzione di volano dello sviluppo socio-economico delle rispettive comunità. Nel contempo il definitivo affermarsi […]
Abstract This article reports the attempt of the Province of Brescia of experimenting new governance models together with surrounding municipalities in order to improve quality of public services even with heavy finance cutting. The basic idea is to aggregate the expenses of local governments in order to gain scale economy but also to focus on […]