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Sunday, January 27, 2013

UK Smart City Chosen

An interesting piece about how Glasgow, Scotland has won a competition to be the UK's first 'Smart City' experiment,  linking widespread sensors and analytics to improve operational efficiency.   Also notably mentioned, the Future Cities Demonstrator.   Simulation is a useful method to demonstrate alternatives, and even, using integrated knowledge, to suggest alternatives.  Make sure that the data is there to drive them.   " ... to fund pilot projects in the city that show how mass deployment of sensors and real-time information can help local government run more efficiently while also boosting the quality of life for its 600,000 citizens. Glasgow won the prize n a competition among 30 British towns and cities for state help in looking at the possible contribution of smart technology... " 

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