Why citizens must drive smart city transformations
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Why citizens must drive smart city transformations

WHEN cities begin to struggle with overpopulation, vehicular traffic, and pollution or face a resource crunch such as difficulties managing its power or water, it needs to evolve and transform into a smart city. And although several cities around the world have either crossed or are about to cross the threshold where they have no choice but to evolve, there’s a lack of momentum in the transformation efforts. But governments
Singapore Budget 2018: Innovate to differentiate
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Singapore Budget 2018: Innovate to differentiate

SINGAPORE once again finds itself at the nexus of profound global change. World events first shaped modern Singapore into a global trading hub, following the arrival of the British in 1819. Now almost 200 years later, Singapore is once again at a crossroads between its future and its past, at a time which could shape the future of the Singapore story. Three major global shifts underscore the circumstances that surround
Why citizens must drive smart city transformations
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Why Rhode Island’s innovation office likes to ‘test and scale quickly’

Q&A: Kevin Parker, the state's director of government innovation, says new practices and new partnerships are delivering results faster and opening new opportunities for service delivery. Rhode Island's Office of Innovation is one of the most ambitious government offices found anywhere in the country. The agency's leaders seem emboldened by the opportunity to use the tiny but densely populated state of a million people as a test bed for government
Two months left to submit plan for Canada's Smart City Challenge Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/two-months-left-to-submit-plan-for-canada-s-smart-city-challenge/article/516635#ixzz59hftEx9j
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Two months left to submit plan for Canada’s Smart City Challenge

Ontario - Infrastructure Canada's long-awaited "Smart City Challenge" is now in full swing across the country and already, communities and green-groups are gathering input and ideas from citizens for their funding bid to the federal government. Who doesn't have an idea of how a city or town should operate in this day of innovation and technological advances? The Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities thinks Canadians all across
Innovative North-East can inspire himalayan region in urban transformation
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Innovative North-East can inspire himalayan region in urban transformation

The Smart Cities Mission provides cities in the North-East a unique opportunity to invest in customised and indigenous solutions and innovations, tells Professor Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs in an interview with Souvik Goswami of Elets News Network (ENN). Give us an overview of NIUA. The Government of India set up the ‘National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), in November 1975, under the then Ministry of Works
City’s innovative initiative to boost water provision
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City’s innovative initiative to boost water provision

The water sachet plant initiative will ensure that residents have sufficient water during interruptions to the water supply. These water sachets are packaged in a form of a saddle bag and can be easily slung over the shoulder or carried like a bag. The eThekwini Municipality’s innovation in the provision of drinking water is fundamental in ensuring system resilience and continuous supply under the scourge of climate change effects that
S$3.6m scheme launched by Municipal Services Office for small-scale infrastructure work
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S$3.6m scheme launched by Municipal Services Office for small-scale infrastructure work

SINGAPORE – A new S$3.6 million scheme will allow the Municipal Services Office (MSO) to help with small-scale infrastructure projects over the next two years, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu in Parliament on Tuesday (March 6). The Local Infrastructure Projects (LIP) scheme for small-scale infrastructure on State Land in 2018 will look into matters such as the installation of handrails at footbridges, and lighting along footpaths,
The civic centre on the Esplanade in Sydney is shown in this file photo. - Cape Breton Post
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Cape Breton Regional Municipality council to consider balanced budget

Staff recommends keeping heavy garbage, rejecting big dollar asks SYDNEY, N.S. — Heavy garbage is among the expenditures included in the proposed 2018-2019 Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) budget to be presented to council Tuesday for consideration. The document, that features an operating budget of almost $147 million and a capital budget of $34 million, will be pitched by chief financial officer Jennifer Campbell during the opening session of deliberations
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City on service delivery issues

Homes in an informal settlement built near the N1 were removed because of by-law infringements. The Midrand Reporter had previously reported on the challenges faced by the various wards in Midrand, which revealed that many of the wards are dealing with similar issues. Some of the issues raised were the breakdown of infrastructure, which requires continuous maintenance, such as roads and sewerage pipes which go on to affect the supply