Applied Smarts

Highlighting interesting projects, concepts and initiatives from around the globe.

November 19, 2014

World Council on City Data Announces 100 Global City Leaders

A hundred cities have signed expressions of interest and are already building the data sets, in a bid to join the 20 foundation cities in being certified against the ISO37120, the very first international standard of measuring city services and quality of life.

November 18, 2014

Brief Case Studies on Smart Cities around the World

Many cities around the world are persuing the implementation of smart technolgies, and here's 11 international examples.

November 05, 2014

Making Cities More Accessible for the Partially Sighted

The Future Cities Catapult is collaborating on the project Cities Unlocked to develop technology-enabled solutions that will help make living in or moving through cities more enjoyable for partially sighted people and their families.

November 03, 2014

The Future of Buildings

IoT connects building systems that were once siloed and proprietary, transforming a static, systems-based infrastructure into a dynamic, cloud-based responsive organism.

October 31, 2014

The Internet of Everything will Change How We Live

As much as the Internet has already changed the world, it is the Web’s next phase that will bring the biggest opportunities, revolutionizing the way we live, work, play, and learn.

October 10, 2014

Government of Canada Releases Open Data Proposal

The Government of Canada has released the proposal for the next phase of its national open data plan. If approved it would effectively create a national marketplace for open data.