Topic: smart cities

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EC published the brochure on “Sustainable Urban Dynamics”

EC published the brochure “Research and Innovation on Sustainable Urban Dynamics”. The brochure is the result of a stakeholder workshop organised last year to shed light on the Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 6 – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies – chapter on “The promotion of sustainable and inclusive environments through innovative spatial and urban planning and design”. Continue reading


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NEWCIMED activities in Amman and Tafila emphasize sustainability of ‘new cities’

Its full activities for NEWCIMED (New Cities of the Mediterranean Basin) project last week in Jordan. Sustainable activities were being held by the NEWCIMED’s Jordan team in the Department of Antiquities (DoA). They were holding workshops, photo competition and exhibition between Amman and Tafila. Continue reading


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MIRA and PAIR: new tools for visual analysis, searching and recognition

Visual Engines develops technologies and software products based on automatic visual analysis, searching and recognition. The company offers products and services relying on two in house developed technologies: Visual Information Retrieval (VIR), and Visual Object Recognition (VOR). Both solutions benefit from indexing strategies that are able to deal with a very large amount of images (on the order of hundred millions) with very limited hardware, making it possible to serve visual queries with sub-second response time and with limited budget. Continue reading


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LuBeC 2013: Lucca as metaphor of the Italy we would like

On the 19th of October 2013, with the closing initiative “Lucca open for LuBeC”, when Lucca offered itself to the participants with events and extra openings, LuBec successfully concluded its 9th edition. In Lucca’s Mayor Tambellini’s words, Lucca becomes metaphor of the Italy we would like. Continue reading


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meSch: Material EncounterS with digital Cultural Heritage

meSch has the goal of designing, developing and deploying tools for the creation of tangible interactive experiences that connect the physical dimension of museums and exhibitions with relevant digital cross-media information in novel ways. The project runs from February 2013 to January 2017 and counts on an international consortium composed by 12 partners and coordinated by the Sheffield Hallam University, and is already delivering its first prototypes. Continue reading


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Internet Festival 2013 Edition

For the Internet Festival, closed on 13th October, Incubator was the keyword for 2013. The organizers have already published the first official data of the event: 60 countries directly or virtually represented; more than 23.000 devices connected (smartphones, pc, tablets); … Continue reading


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Agorà of Polis comes back: Mobility, Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Building

The annual event organized by Polis (Polo di Innovazione delle Tecnologie per la Città Sostenibile – Innovation Pole of the Technologies for a Sustainable City) was held in the Engineering College of Siena’s University on the 26th – 27th September 2013. It has hosted two days of debate about the “Smart Specialization Strategy” general topic, structured on the three Polis themes MOBILITY, CULTURAL HERITAGE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDING. Continue reading


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EUROCITIES Culture Forum 2013

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Members are the elected local and municipal governments of major European cities.  EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam. Today, … Continue reading


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Workshop on SMART UNIVERSITY FORUM 2013

The conference took place in the extraordinary Salone dei Duecento (Room of the 200) of the Palazzo Vecchio. Smart University Forum (SUF) is a current initiative aiming at becoming a global‐ reference opportunity to meet, exchange experiences and discuss academic developments towards open, smart and thriving universities. Continue reading


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SMART CITY: creative, sustainable and user-centred cities

In France, a full-scale experimentation has been led in the south of Paris since 2007, in partnership with the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. This exceptional area is turned into a unique observatory for urban, social and technologic innovation. The project can count on a network of very valuable European partners. Continue reading