This webinar, held on 6 November 2014, focused on how the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in adaptation planning can enhance the adaptive capacity of local communities to climate change, as well as facilitate their engagement in local resilience-building actions. Practical examples of ICT solutions implemented in Bologna, Italy and Uganda were shared.
To help local governments, policy makers and decision takers addressing the creation of Smart Cities, the British Standards Institution (BSI) has published this guide. The publication defines a concept model, and gives guidance on how to apply it, to promote interoperability for data created, used, and maintained by a city across all sectors, on behalf of, and in collaboration with, its citizens. The guide is intended to make it easier for the public and private sector to share information to promote economic growth.
A special report for World Travel Market from PhoCusWright outlining the key trends that should be on your radar when planning strategy for the coming year.
The complete and free resource to successfully implement Social Media at Events. 130 pages of research, tools, tips and resources to start using social media at your event.
In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of “smart cities.” In this article, the author asks what exactly makes a city smart?
Highlights from PhoCusWright’s European Traveler Technology Survey 2014.
The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has commissioned the British Standards Institute (BSI) to develop a standards strategy for smart cities in the UK. The strategy identifies the role of standards in accelerating the implementation of smart cities and providing assurance to citizens that the risks are being managed appropriately. The first working session of the Future Cities Standards Institute, a new partnership between the Future Cities Catapult and the British Standards Institute (BSI) took place in late October 2014. The Future Cities Standards Institute, housed at the Future Cities Catapult, will drive the development of a coherent standardisation work programme to create the right condition and help future cities market to flourish.
To celebrate the launch of their new Tourism, Hospitality & Events Social Media sites, publishers Taylor & Frances have assembled a collection of recent articles that explore the relationship between tourism and social media. Whereas travel was previously considered an opportunity to escape the technological world, the rise in mobile devices has meant that tourists are increasingly embracing technology to share their exploits and enhance their travelling experience. In turn, tourism agencies have been quick to utilise this technology in promoting their brand through online marketing and devising ways to encourage users to act as destination ambassadors on their behalf. Access is free until 31 December 2014.
The urbanAPI – Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project aims to provide urban planners with the tools needed to actively analyse, plan and manage the urban environment.
This latest issue of Civil Engineering (Vol.167, Issue 5), part of the Proceedings published by the Institution of Civil Engineers, brings together a series of papers that illustrate how visualisations can now be used in civil engineering. They address connected issues of our time: urban and building design, transport and flood risk. One paper combines the dynamic simulations of pedestrians with road vehicles at the New Oxford Circus junction in London, UK. The three-dimensional animations of buildings with architectural rendering, coupled to dynamic pedestrian and vehicle movements and interactions make it hard to spot the difference between the visualisations of the final design and the actual project after construction. Another paper describes the use and benefits of building information modelling (BIM) and its associated visualisations during the design and construction of the Tottenham Court Road station redevelopment project in central London.