Market Research and Insight

Dubai begins building $300m ‘Silicon Park’
Dubai has launched “Silicon Park,” a smart-city project to be built in the Dubai Silicon Oasis technology park at a cost of 1.1 billion United Arab Emirates dirham (around $300 million US). The project is part of a vision to “transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world... Read more
Dubai envisions ‘new-era’ city in 3 years
Dubai’s newly launched smart-city ambitions include the goal of converting 1,000 government services into smart services over the next three years. Plans for the city’s transformation were kicked off this week by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and... Read more
Amsterdam, Barcelona, SF collaborate on smart-city apps
Three cities — Amsterdam, Barcelona and San Francisco — are collaborating with a Silicon Valley-based software company to launch a smart-city software platform for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Cityzenith’s 5D SMART City software, developed by one of the creators of Google Earth, brings together diverse sources of city... Read more
What is a smart city?

What is a smart city?

Cities November 8, 2013

What is a smart city? Lots of different people and organizations offer answers to that question, but no one definition has fully “stuck” yet. Typically, the term conjures up futuristic images of cities that don’t yet exist: cities with no traffic jams, crime or waste. Cities where everything from... Read more