What's so Smart about Cities?

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My Ignite Berlin talk on Smart Cities from the 1st of March, 2010.

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What's so Smart about Cities?

  1. 1. Igor Schwarzmann Twitter: @zeigor eMail: schwarzmann@gmail.com http://smartcities.posterous.com/ I'm explaining technology induced social change at Ketchum Pleon What's so Smart about Cities?
  2. 2. The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be the century of cities. - Wellington E. Webb, Former mayor of Denver
  3. 3. 2050 according to IBM (USA): 70 percent of people will be living in cities. Image by strangeharvest.com
  4. 4. Sustainability Urban planing Patterns Architecture Infrastructure ... Wild City, Berlage Institute + STEALTH http://www.stealth.ultd.net/stealth/01_wildcity.html
  5. 5. Chişinău, Nahariya, Tel Aviv, Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin, New York
  6. 6. [...] Next comes ubiquitous computing, or the age of calm technology, when technology recedes into the background of our lives. - Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC
  7. 7. Ubiquity today
  8. 8. Internet of Things Photo by Timo Arnall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timo/1616057288/
  9. 9. = A lot of information Image by Maya Design: http://vimeo.com/7395079 But how is it transforming cities?
  10. 10. Community powered solutions twitter, 4square, everyblock, DIYcity, ...
  11. 11. Government enabled solutions
  12. 12. A City that thinks like the web. - Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation
  13. 13. Internet = City • Communities • Communities • API • API • Programmable • Programmable (digital) (digital) Properties Properties • Farmville • Farm • ... • ...
  14. 14. IBM Smart Cities: Enhancing the cities we live in Image by IBM In 5 years: Cities will predict diseases, react to catastrophes before they are called in, self-repairing infrastructure, substantially lowered emissions
  15. 15. New Songdo. Let's built a city from scratch. Photograph by James Whitlow Delano Gale International + 35 Billion + Cisco = New 300.000 large, networked metropolis
  16. 16. Build infrastructure + sell the citizens of the city the right consumer device for their infrastructure = 30 Billion Business
  17. 17. New Sondgo = Template for 20 cities in China & India Future: A network of networked cities?
  18. 18. Everything we think of as organic and emergent in cities is absent. - Adam Greenfield, Nokia
  19. 19. Image by urbanismo.com Our cities are now linked and learning. - Lord Richard Roger
  20. 20. Thank you. Here be dragons.

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