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[Forbes.com, Gil Press, 3/23/2018]
The digital transformation of cities is no longer about optimized traffic patterns, parking management, and efficient lighting, research firm Gartner announced recently. Today’s smart cities are all about citizen engagement. Liora Shechter, CIO of Tel-Aviv, Israel’s largest city, has a similar message: To become a cutting-edge smart city, don’t just digitize existing services—invent new ones to engage and delight your residents
The digital transformation of cities is no longer about optimized traffic patterns, parking management, and efficient lighting, research firm Gartner announced recently. Today’s smart cities are all about citizen engagement. Liora Shechter, CIO of Tel-Aviv, Israel’s largest city, has a similar message: To become a cutting-edge smart city, don’t just digitize existing services—invent new ones to engage and delight your residents.
Shechter spoke at a Muni World 2018 event, along with Tel-Aviv’s Mayor, Ron Huldai, and its Chief Knowledge Officer, Zohar Sharon (I was there as a guest of Vibe Israel). Smaller in size than Manhattan, Tel-Aviv boasts the highest concentration of tech startups per capita or per square mile outside of Silicon Valley (1 for every 290 residents) and most dogs per humans in any city in the world (1 for every 17). Calling itself the “Nonstop City,” it offers a vibrant and dynamic urban experience to its large population (compared to the national average) of young and unmarried residents.
Five years ago, Tel-Aviv launched DigiTel, a personalized digital communications network that is interest, location and life situation-based. All residents aged 13 and older can sign up to be members of the DigiTel club and use their member card for discounts on city services (e.g., renting beach umbrellas) and cultural and sports events. Based on their profile, they get access to customized digital services (e.g., special services to families with small children and for dogs and their owners). Through multiple channels, including emails, text messages and a personal online account, the city delivers personalized information to its residents (e.g., street closings). DigiTel also serves as a digital platform allowing residents to be proactive and participate in moving the city forward and improving its management.
Because of the DigiTel club and smart card, Tel-Aviv was selected as the “Best Smart City in 2014” at the Smart City Expo in Barcelona, beating 250 cities from around the world. Here are some of the lessons Tel-Aviv learned from its ongoing experiment in digital transformation:
Fostering internal collaboration
Typically, each city department is focused on providing specialized services, making it difficult to have a holistic view of residents and hampering collaboration and development of a unified vision. Digital transformation driven by a unified vision of what residents need helps break down organizational silos. Digitizing processes and developing a central digital knowledge repository facilitate the sharing of information and expertise among departments. This also drives home to all employees the benefits and importance of adopting the values of transparency and openness, fostering collaboration and innovation.
Through a network of connected devices and vehicles in the district, researchers hope to make cycling a safer activity.
It’s the first real-world testing Charles River Analytics has done with the system, which it calls Multimodal Alerting Interface with Networked Short-range Transmissions (MAIN-ST)
[HN- Adéla Očenášková] V rámci letních olympijských her v roce 2020 se Japonsko chystá představit nový vysokorychlostní vlak typu maglev. Stroj "letící" nad kolejemi bude pro některé japonské cestující do budoucna dokonce výhodnější než letadlo.
[technative.io]Around the world, companies focused on artificial intelligence are generating buzz.
Although established companies are investing heavily into AI, many fairly new organisations are securing funding and focusing on products that could be truly revolutionary. Here are some companies to keep an eye on.
[Goh Sui Noi China Bureau Chief In Beijing] Smart technology cannot replace wise planning in building a city, Singapore's former master planner, Mr Liu Thai Ker has said.
Many young planners put blind faith in technology, thinking that knowledge of technology is enough to plan a city well, and this is the reason why urban environments do not do well, he said yesterday at a forum in Beijing.
[April 20, 2018 by Christine Steinmetz, The Conversation] Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.