Browse Exhibits (43 total)

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Mobility and Equity

Mobility and Equity is the partnership that is crucial to the successful operations of a Smart City. Where city planners have gone wrong is the past can be traced back to not taking this partnership into consideration. Cities that are understanding of who is living, and therefore participating, in the city will find that the city will function better, but this first step needs to be taken into consideration. When the mobility of the city is prioritized, it is also important to remember that this model cannot be recycled from another city, one size does not fit all. When deciding the model that will develop sensible mobility, the formation of equity can be analyzed for the needs of the city. While mobility deals with the actual functions of the city, equity focuses on ensuring that the marginalized groups of society are not going to continue to be marginalized by the physical space in which they live. 

Economic inequality and Connectivity in smart cities

While the development of smart cities is underway, economic prosperity, if not managed economically and for the benefit of the community leads to inequality. As the successful, the lucky and the inherently rich benefit from the economic advances that follow the creation of a smart city, the disadvantaged, and the unfortunate fall behind. Leading to a gap in the economic system, commonly labeled as the poor and rich. One of the major challenges to resolve inequality is the lack of connectivity.

 

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Max Efficiency Through Smart City Algorithms

Data collected by cities can be put into practice through algorithms that can make it more efficient. This includes helping traffic flow, relieving pedestrian congestion, or even finding the prettiest path to take in a city, while still getting there on time.

Algorithms are everywhere. Big data is constantly being collected and analyzed so that societal flaws can be reduced and eliminated. Cities can move quicker, they can adapt to better fit the needs of their inhabitants, giving individuals who live in them the feeling that they function to their demands.

Smart Cities take data and create algorithms to address issues that couldn't have been solved decades ago. With American cities continually collecting and analyzing key data, there's no reason that with implementation of algorithms, our cities can't grow to be the smartest and most efficient in the world. 

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Hacktivism in the Smart City

This discussion brings forth the threat that hacktivism plays on smart cities. It will bring awareness to citizens and city planners who must protect their personal information and government information from being released to the public for political and social gains. It mentions the common tactics that hacktivists use and provides citizens and government with methods to defending themselves. It also brings light to a threat of the smart city that many people will not consider until it’s too late. 

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Public Sphere Deliberation

Public Sphere deliberation is the concept of considering perspectives when creating a city project. Community voices need to be able to be heard and have the ability to come together in an area that is inclusive and non-divisive. With the increase in of technology in the Smart City, new city planners need to consider the people and their wants and needs so they are in alignment with their projects. 

 

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Future of Mass Mobility

With artificial intelligence becoming more sophisticated, the state of movement, how A gets to B, will be revolutionized.  Cities are now required to adapt to the future of smart mobility, redesigning infrastructure, rethinking traffic flow and creating new jurisdiction to allow the way for the future of mobility.  

Security in the Smart City

With everything connected to internet our cities become increasingly vulnerable to attack. If we are to connect everything to the internet we must not skimp or brush over security.

Berlin Smart City Moblity

Germany's capital, Berlin, is looking to become a Smart City. One project to reach that goal is to improve their mobility and traffic.

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Smart Cities Mission

Smart Cities Mission is India's way of joining the smart city world. The Mission started in 2015 and has a goal of turning 100 cities into smart cities through urban renewal and retrofitting plans. India's government wants to create cities that promote the economy and improve the quality of life for inhabitants. 

A city that is participating in this mission is Pune. Pune has a rich, strong history and a population that represents all of India. Because of this, it is the perfect city to be a smart city and the project that exemplifies this is the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Centre (PIECC).

Though Smart Cities Mission in India is unique to India and its government, the idea of government run smart city initiatives are not singular to India. Singapore has its own version. Smart Nation Singapore is a government run initiative that is carried out through the cities and people of Singapore. Both of these smart city initiatives are working to promote economic activity and improve the overall life of its inhabitants, but Smart Nation Singapore revolves more around technology, networks and data, while Smart Cities Mission revolves around redeveloping, renewal and expansion. 

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