Home / Tag Archives: Smart Cities

Tag Archives: Smart Cities

Megatrends for this decade – I

The ongoing pandemic was nowhere to be seen in 2019 (although several people in the previous 10 years have been warning that one pandemic was due -statistically we get a major one every 100 years) and hence it was not taken into account in laying forecast for the incoming decade. …

Read More »

Leveraging Patterns – VI

Looking a bit further into the future, smart grids can become widespread sensors, covering a factory, a city, a railway infrastructure, a whole region or Country.For sure smart grids will need plenty of data for balancing power demand with power offering and these data are both generated and used within …

Read More »

The many faces of Digital Transformation – The Enablers VI

Progressive automation of existing infrastructures Over the years and decades we have been leveraging on computer to monitor infrastructures, analyse operation and performance data and take corrective actions. As infrastructure components have become more and more flexible (computerised, smart, accessible, reconfigurable) we have gain the power to make more and …

Read More »

Remote design, local fabrication

Yesterday, December 21st, 2019, opened the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. It will remain open till March 2020. An area of the expo is Eyes of the City, curated by Carlo Ratti. It showcases a variety of technology applications to highlight the growing impact of Artificial …

Read More »

Platforms, present and future VII

4. Smart Cities platforms I addressed industry platforms in the last posts noting the multitude of data that are created by industry processes and in perspective by the products as they will be used. I also pointed out the crucial role played by Digital Twins in that context (as Digital …

Read More »

Building a Smart City from scratch – X

10. Digital Twin Digital Twins are becoming a widespread reality in many areas, they started to be used in manufacturing and are now expanding into healthcare, education and training … The field of AEC, Architecture Engineering and Construction, is also rapidly deploying the technology. It is starting with office buildings …

Read More »

Building a Smart City from scratch – VIII

8. Super-trees Think about a tree: it captures solar light and convert it into chemical energy, it capture CO2 from the air absorbing carbon emission. What about the possibility of creating artificial trees that can do the same, better and even more? Just few months ago I took a stroll …

Read More »

Building a Smart City from scratch – VII

7. Robotics Smart Cities and smart citizens. This, for quite a while, was the focus of discussion about the evolution of cities. Get ready for an additional player: smart robots. Many companies are now working to offer urban robots to municipalities, business and citizens; the European Commission has funded the …

Read More »