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Several leading technology companies are currently working on developing smart glasses that will be able to take over many of the functions currently contained in smartphones.
It will no longer be just Augmented Reality, Street View, enabling interactive connection to Smart City systems, Virtual Reality used in online computer games but many other functions of remote communication and information services.
In view of the above, I address the following questions to the esteemed community of researchers and scientists:
Will smart glasses replace smartphones in the next few years?
Or will thin, flexible interactive panels stuck on the hand prove more convenient to use?
What new technological gadget could replace smartphones in the future?
What do you think about this topic?
Please reply,
I invite you all to discuss,
Thank you very much,
Greetings,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Smart glasses have been positioned as the window into the future. They've been a promising technology for many years now. With the recent developments, it's likely that by the end of this decade they very well may become a tech accessory as common as the smartwatch is today.
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To what extent can rooftop gardens and flower meadows in cities increase the biodiversity of natural ecosystems in cities?
Given the ongoing climate change, including global warming, air pollution, limited areas of urban parks and other green spaces, gardens, flower meadows established on the roofs of buildings in cities can significantly increase the areas of urban green space. When urban green areas are significantly expanded, the biodiversity of natural ecosystems in cities can also increase significantly. In addition, additional green areas can have a positive impact on the air quality of cities. Air quality is not only a question of pollution levels, but also humidity levels and summer temperatures. Additional green spaces can play an important role in the rest and recuperation of residents, which can translate into improved health for people living in the city. Additional green areas, including gardens and flower meadows, also mean more foraging areas for insects, including pollinating insects, whose numbers are rapidly declining due to the over-chemicalisation of agriculture. Besides, additional green areas in cities can increase the level of sustainability in terms of sustainable development, green building and environmentally and climatically sustainable urban agglomerations.
In view of the above, I would like to address the following question to the esteemed community of scientists and researchers:
To what extent can gardens and flower meadows established on the roofs of buildings in cities increase the biodiversity of natural ecosystems in cities?
What is your opinion on this topic?
Please reply,
I invite you all to discuss,
Thank you very much,
Regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Biodiversity and green roofs - green roof service in action (livingroofs.org)
(6) Green roofs and biodiversity | Request PDF (researchgate.net)
If you enter biodiversity and green roofs into a search machine you will find alot of examples.
If the plants on the roofs are diverse insect life will follow.
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Many people live in urban agglomerations, in large or small towns or in the countryside.
If you function in a city, I address the following question to you:
Is zero-emission urban public transport communication being developed in your city?
If so, what kind of urban, public, accessible zero-emission transport modes are being developed?
Please reply,
Thank you very much,
Greetings,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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The company i work for are developing a bi-mode battery/ 3rd rail (650VDC) train capable of running on battery power for an extended period. They will operate in Merseyside England from mid 2023.
This will allow the network to be expanded without the installation of 3rd rail that comes with inherent safety dangers.
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I am interested in research results showing the current number of smart cities in the world (or giving an approximate number of smart cities/smart city projects worldwide). My data goes to 2018, when the IHS Markit, a global information provider, stated that it's following 1015 smart cites project around the world. But I am looking for some more up-to-date general information. Thank you very much for any leads.
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There are different indicators to determine the smart city. According to each index, rankings are usually presented every year. For example, there is an example of it in the IMD report in the link below, which has identified 118 cities in 2021.
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What role in the shaping of citizens' pro-environmental attitudes and the implementation of pro-environmental and pro-climate measures do local government units play?
What arguments can you give in support of the thesis that local government units play an important role in shaping citizens' pro-environmental attitudes and implementing pro-environmental and pro-climate undertakings.
What examples can you give of pro-environmental measures and pro-climate projects implemented and/or coordinated by local government units?
For example, do the local and regional authorities you know develop waste segregation programmes, expand green areas in cities, build municipal and/or other wastewater treatment plants, organise events to raise pro-environmental and pro-climate awareness among citizens, create flower meadows on city lawns, promote and develop electromobility on city public bus transport, subsidise the purchase of hydrogen-powered buses, etc.?
Please reply,
I invite you all to discuss,
Thank you very much,
Regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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The functions of municipal governments include the following: Provision of state-run home services and basic unmet needs as regards health, education, environmental cleanliness, drinking water in homes, recreation and sport.
The role of municipal governments | Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Land Administration Programs | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (fao.org)
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A MAC address is a 48-bit code that identifies a device that connects to a network, such as a local or Internet-based network. This code is divided into six blocks of two hexadecimal characters each; the first three, known as "OUI," correspond to the device manufacturer's identifier, and the last three, also known as "NIC," are the device's serial number or identifier.
  1. Flip your phone's Bluetooth on.
  2. Search for visible devices. (pair new device)
  3. Take a screenshot and share it here.
  4. Write the model of your phone in the caption of the photo.
  • Some Android updates disable this feature on your phone; some new smartphones disable it by default.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to the advancement of the new world's science and technology!!
Example:
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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
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Our team is designing a smart water C&C dashboard for a smart city initiative. As we look into the current smart water system landscape, we couldn't reconcile to a definitive solution that tells:
  • 1) What are the primary sensors and where they should be installed?
  • 2) How exactly can we detect/infer water leakage in the network?
  • 3) How can we reduce non-revenue water (NRW)?
  • 4) How can we optimize billing and billing resolution?
Our focus now is to create use cases by studying already implemented solutions such as https://sensus.com/internet-of-things/smart-water/ . In short, how we go about defining the requirements for the sensors (data) to match the created use cases? Also, if any standards are available to follow as a guideline would be beneficial.
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You can find a complete overview over smart water apllication (27 apps), including for finding illegal installations, water leaks, manage pressure or increase efficiency of pumps and many more here:
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Hello,
I graduated with a Master's degree in machine learning and signal processing.
I'm in the first year of my Ph.D. in computer science. I have some difficulties finding topics on smart cities.
Do you have some suggestions or ideas?
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Take a look at "digital twin" in the context of the target city of your study (let's say city X).
Benefits of a digital twin of city X for its residents? Disaster management, energy, etc.
What are the existing infrastructure in city X, that can support development of a digital twin of the city? What is missing?
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Hello,
I graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science and I have been working as a software engineer for 3 years.
At the moment I am planning to do my PhD in industry. I have some difficulties finding a topic.
So the research area would be requirement engineering, system engineering and cloud computing.
Do you have some topic suggestions or useful resources?
Thank you in advance.
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read the following article
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Hello, colleagues!
My name is Christiano Piccioni Toralles, I am a professor at the Inst. Fed. of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and student of the Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning at Un. Coimbra (Portugal), under the supervision of prof. Anabela Ribeiro. I'm here inviting volunteers to collaborate as an expert with my Ph.D. research on urban mobility, specially dedicated to walkability, in an inter/multimodal, inclusive, and participatory perspective.
The form link is found below. It starts with a brief explanation of the proposal and the Consent Form, then moving on to the questionnaire itself.
Globally and mandatorily, this questionnaire has 222 questions with multiple choice answers, except for two open-ended questions (one for the name of your city and the last one for optional comments or suggestions), with an estimated duration of 30 minutes.
This research has as its target audience only professionals who work in urban planning, mainly dedicated to the theme of urban mobility, in public or private institutions, including academic-scientific. Planners, designers, researchers, and teachers are invited to respond. There are no restrictions about their professional qualification (for example, in Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Public Health, Environmental Psychology, Tourism, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.), as long as they have some experience in the subject.
If you have any questions or would like to request further information, feel free to write on this forum. Or you can contact me by email: <christiano.toralles@riogrande.ifrs.edu.br>.
Thank you for your attention.
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Walkabity has to have some real numerical basis, otherwise its just wasted words.
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Hi all!
I am researching the peculiarities of the planning organization of the territory of the "innovation city".
Interested in your opinion about the following question. Are "innovative city" and "smart city" the same thing from a planning point of view?
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I would argue that an "innovative city" is a broader category than a "smart city" so that a smart city is one type of innovative city. My assumptions for the design of a smart city are that high density and a compact area are particularly helpful in creating a smart city. In that regard, it is probably easier to designate and design a relatively limited compact high-density space with potential for incremental growth and addition to the smart technology, whether through new development or through redevelopment. Florida's "creative class" is ostensibly attracted to technology (as in smart cities), but also to clusters of talent, as well as a climate of tolerance. All three elements are not necessary (Terry Clark, for example, has demonstrated that there can be creative innovation without the sort of tolerance Florida envisions, making it a normative requirement rather than a descriptive requirement) so there may be other paths to making an innovative city through culture, business concentration, human capital development, design, and other methods. Obviously, a confluence of these factors is highly desirable (Silicon Valley is in a tolerant area with an entrepreneurial culture and already had a high concentration of high-tech businesses and talent that then spilled over into remaking surrounding areas in innovative ways) and this can be designed, to some extent. New Songdo was an early smart city made from scratch on land reclaimed from the sea and then infrastructure was created and businesses were attracted to emphasize innovative industries within a context of innovative design. That it is on reclaimed land makes it relatively easy to expand in controllable and planned ways.
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I am currently studying for my MSc in Quantity Surveying (UK) and am interested in exploring the applications of technology in the built environment. Subsequently, I have chosen to centre my Master's thesis around smart cities and so would appreciate any advice on fascinating topics within this area.
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"Viabilities of smart parking as solutions to mitigate urban traffic congestion" would be an appropriate research topic in regards of smart cities.
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The development of smart cities is a part of the broader concept of sustainable pro-ecological development based on the use of modern, innovative information technologies and in addition to ecology.
In this way, the development of smart cities also improves people's lives and can make people happier.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
Please reply
Best wishes
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Dear Leila,
Yes, I agree with your thesis that the development of smart cities will significantly improve people's quality of life, because modern infrastructure and amenities mean fewer development, system and infrastructural constraints. In my opinion, the development of smart cities should take into account the implementation of the principles of environmental policy, sustainable development goals and the green circular economy. Therefore, the development of modern cities should follow the model of sustainable, pro-environmental smart cities.
Thank you very much,
Best wishes,
Dariusz
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NEED A WATER HOURLY BASIS WATER USAGE DATASET OF AN INDUSTRY OR ANY SMART CITY...
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Hello Saad, thank you for the opportunity to collaborate. Please let me know if this is what you are looking for: (1) City of New York https://data.world/city-of-ny/ia2d-e54m (2) City of Austin https://data.world/cityofaustin/5h9c-wmds (3) Data from all over the USA, you can select by city, state, etc.: https://water.usgs.gov/watuse/data/#:~:text=Water%2Duse%20data%20available%20from,and%20the%20U.S.%20Virgin%20Islands. (4) Same as before, accessing through their Dashboard's direct download: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/wu (5) Researchers very much use this source https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/s6tt6j22p9/2
Also, this is a good one, specific to Smart Cities:
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What are advantages of smart factories?
I've recently published the following article in the Korea Times.
And how do you feel about smart factories? Please be as specific as possible when expressing your comments.
What are advantages of smart factories?
Humanity has come a long way from its earliest traces of civilization. Through industrialization, advancement has been brought to the world like never before. The introduction of human labor and later on machines were heightened to a great emphasis, being the main fuel of the economy. Manufacturing became a core concept in terms of civilization during the height of capitalism; a necessity in providing for the needs of citizens in terms of products, services and jobs among others. It is probably right to say that humanity's current habits revolve around the whims and ways of capitalism. Despite the fact that humanity has highly benefited from different stages of industrialization, it has also revealed how it can be perilous and detrimental to citizens throughout the years in different aspects. One of the dangers that capitalism and intensive labor pose toward workers would be the tendency of burnout from excessive and inhumane workloads. Burnout can also come from repetitive tasks, whereas humans are naturally inclined to look for new things to explore and experience from time to time. More so, labor workers also frequently encounter the risks of unjust labor treatment, particularly in relation to wages, benefits and regulations. Amid the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technology during the current Industrial Revolution (IR), the same issues regarding the negative sides of labor and capitalism maintain their prevalence. This is where the idea of smart factories enters. In the simplest sense, a smart factory is a manufacturing site wherein the traditional workload is combined with smart machinery powered by huge data and technological systems. Smart factories are factories that are highly improved, innovated, and advanced, branching out as a contribution of IR 4.0. One of the great benefits that smart factories introduce would be the ability to shorten the duration and costs of operations in manufacturing. This is because it is highly flexible in adapting with the usual processes that happen in the factory through the means of storage and analysis of huge data. In doing so, the manufacturing processes became more efficient and effective, lessening the workload that employees are usually tasked with. A smart factory provides for the reduction of manufacturing process times and costs by adapting and optimizing operations as well as storing and analyzing vast amounts of data in real time. This leads to a more flexible, efficient, and autonomous production by encouraging workers to focus on improving processes rather than on mundane jobs, resulting in high value. Smart factories gradually gear up society for IR 5.0, with the goal of creating a people-centered economy rather than a task-centric economy. As smart factories aim to lessen the workloads of human workers, it allows them to have more time for other fundamental things that comprise their lives, other than their jobs and careers. Smart factories give hope for individuals to have more time for recreation and leisure, as well as time spent with family, friends, and meeting new individuals instead of working for eight hours straight. A smart factory strategy does not equate to a total replacement and retrenchment of employees with machines. Rather, it would employ the fusion of the work and effort of both humans and smart technology-powered machines. It adapts a system that is highly-digitalized wherein real-time data is optimized. Smart machines or smart robots can be programmed with repetitive and routine tasks that are usually compiled by the human workforce. Simply put, it brings forth a workplace and lifestyle for individuals that is both sustainable and humane. It is well known that the height of capitalism involves intense competition within and outside of firms and companies. With that being said, the utilization of smart factories and artificial intelligence allows the opportunity for robots to be those involved in the competitions instead of relying on humans. This can be done in the way that smart robots will be mainly responsible for the heavy processes done during production. Thus, they will be liable for the quality of the manufactured goods which are the foundation of a company's competency compared to other companies. In turn, this would relieve the human workforce from the added pressure that is embedded in the production process for the obvious reasons that they are held responsible for the product quality and output. Through smart robots, quality products and their output can be made, which will be the basis for the reputation of the company's name. External influences such as the macroeconomy and the pressure it places on a firm and its employees can play a significant role in fostering a toxic workplace. Smart factories give us a chance to save humanity and society by providing a realistic, attainable and considerate alternative for the people. Such an approach would provide the steps for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for humans in terms of realigning their relationship with work. Lastly, it promotes a society that looks out for the well-being of its citizens, instead of looking at them as mere workers. Rushan Ziatdinov (ziatdinov.rushan@gmail.com) is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Keimyung University, Daegu.
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Smart factories optimize efficiency and productivity by extending the capabilities of both manufacturing devices and people. By focusing on creating an agile, iterative production process through data collection, smart factories can aid decision-making processes with stronger evidence. https://tulip.co/glossary/what-is-a-smart-factory-and-what-it-means-for-you/
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Preferably about blackmail, social engineering, social media and smart cities
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Enterprise architecture and Information Systems
Software Agents and Internet Computing
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In response to the challenge of today's cities, can the smart city approach in low-tech countries also be a solution for their cities, or is it only for developed countries?
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I'm going to agree in large part with Luis Fernando Gallegos-Rodríguez here. He rightfully starts with the issues of equity, access, sustainability, before even mentioning the technological aspects.
Certainly, there are benefits for cities looking to improve access and interactivity for their citizens, but there are challenges.
First, I think it is useful to consider what sustainability means. Yes, there is the environmental perspective (obviously, a primary concern today), but there's a functional element as well. Is it sustainable if your city hires contractors to come in and set up the necessary technological infrastructure, leaving staff without the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain the network and correctly leverage it to improve the lives of residents? Clearly no.
Second, smart cities rely heavily on data gathering and analytical tools, and data without context can be counterproductive if your city is indeed striving for the goals mentioned above. Avoiding the pitfalls of overvaluing specific data requires a highly professional decision-making team that understands the subtleties of administrative systems and their application in social science.
So, aspiring toward becoming a smart city can certainly bring benefits to a city in need of digital administrative tools, but smart cities are not in and of themselves an appropriate choice for all cities and should not be pursued without due care and attention to the fundamentals of city administration.
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We the students of the National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)-Pune, are studying "sustainable framework for smart cities in India " as a part of our thesis in our ACM-PGP program.
Please fill this questionnaire. Your input is very valuable to our research. The data will be used for academic purpose only.
Thank you for your valuable time.
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I enjoyed answering this survey. Thank you for the opportunity !
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Dear researchers,
I want to apply clustering tasks for city traffic time series for a research in Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Can you recommend a city traffic dataset that contains the speed, flow, or occupancy measurements for roads and also contains the type of traffic pattern for each road? This type can be provided as a class label for each road, or a class label for each day measurements on each road (a class label for the whole time series).
Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Hi Muhammad Zahid Khattak , I have this kind of data.
Write me and we will discuss about the possibility to make some experiments together.
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The European Commission defines a smart city as “a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital solutions for the benefit of its inhabitants and business. A smart city goes beyond the use of digital technologies for better resource use and less emissions. It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings. It also means a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population”
Do you agree with this definition? In your opinion, is it an all-encompassing definition of the smart city concept according to the literature? Which dimension of the smart city is not fully considered?
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In my culture, you can either solve a problem, or you can solve a problem smartly, which more often than not related to efficiency. The "smart way" often relying on knowledge, resourcefulness, awareness, and cunning to do your task. Saying that cities should do this via digitalization is limiting. Is it smarter to use motion sensor led lighting in staircases than to give them natural sunlight? I believe cities' abilities to produce, or rather access knowledge (be it measured, professional, or tacit), and disseminate it to the appropriate actors and actuators should be in focus. Speed and efficiency of relevant knowledge access for each actor and actuator, and the scale of actors and actuators that can be feasibly coordinated are the hallmarks of a smart city in my opinion. The EC definition is phrased as it is because it is derived from a digitalization drive, which is a political ambition, not a scientific/professional one. It is not a bad call, a digitalization drive will correlate, for the most part, with smarter cities, and it is much more actionable, but the definition would benefit from an understanding why digitalization is sought after in the first place, what does it do (the things I mentioned above).
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Actually, I am working in the solid waste management area. Although there are many indicators, data availability is a concern. Kindly help me with the indicators where I can easily work on with the available data. I am working on the smart cities of northeast India. Thank you.
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This scientific contribution will be useful in your research.
  • Selected socio-economic factors affecting the willingness to minimise solid waste in Dhaka city, Bangladesh
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This paper examines the factors that influence the waste generation and willingness to minimise solid waste in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Information on waste generation, willingness to minimise, socio-economic characteristics, and behaviour of the households towards solid waste management were obtained from interviews with 402 households in Dhaka city. Of these, 103 households regularly practised recycling activities. Ordinary least square (OLS) regression and logistic regression analysis were used to determine the dominant factors that might influence the waste generation and households’ willingness to minimise solid waste, respectively. The results found that the waste generation of the households in Dhaka city was significantly affected by environmental consciousness, income groups, particularly the middle-income earners, and willingness to separate. The significant factors for willingness to minimise solid waste were environmental consciousness, income groups particularly the middle-income earners, young adults mainly those aged between 25 to 35 years and storage facility. Establishment of a solid waste management programme could be an effective strategy for implementing sustainable waste management in Bangladesh. For this strategy to succeed, however, active partnership between the respondents and waste management service department is required. The respondents’ behaviour toward solid waste management practices should be taken into consideration, as should the results of this study, which are important indicators of respondents’ positive attitudes toward sustainable waste management in Dhaka city.
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Hello everyone.
I'm working on my Masters work in the first years of studying. And I think these topics might be interesting and inspiring enough:
  • economic benefits from the introduction of renewable systems
  • dependence of the organization of the "Smart" city on factors, that is, what factors influence the implementation of the system - here I can conduct an econometric study
Also, attracted by topics:
optimization of energy resources and smart energy system as part of the Industry 4.0 direction.
What do you think, which topics are the best?
On which topics it's easy enough to find adequat number of information?
P.S. As I understood, this work shouldn't be super complex, but enough smart and elaborated.
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In fact, please note that your topics are mutuall inter-related and inter-connected. These are all based on the fundamental theme of sustainability. The concept of 'Smart' / 'Smartness' arises because of the maximum use of renewable sources of energy, minimising the carbon footprint, ensuring minimum harm to the environment, strict adherence to Green Building norms, effective and efficient use of ICT, and so on. These ensure the fundamental concept of Sustainable Development (SD). In this regard, you may just go through the SDGs and MDGs too, please.
With regards
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The word "smart" is related to innovation, artificial intelligence, remote access to smart computerized systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data processing and access to equipment for buildings, factories, etc. from mobile devices equipped with access to the Internet and other technologies of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0.
Do you agree with my opinion?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
Best wishes
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In recent years, building intelligent IT systems managing complex production, logistics, smart city processes, etc. involves the implementation of artificial intelligence technology, learning machines and other Industry 4.0 technologies. Recently, the process of improving the construction and management of digital twin systems has also become another area in which smart technologies can be used.
I invite you to the discussion,
Thank you very much,
Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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We have been working on smart glasses with multiple sensors and the research point is how to improve the battery usage while using streaming data from sensors all the time
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Dear Ahmed Ismail Ebada,
see my answer to this question:
How can I calculate using of energy by WSN node?
Maybe my answer to this question can help you a little.
Best regards
Anatol Badach
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The IoT infrastructures are becoming integrated part of Smart City and Transportation, as well as other Smart Applications/
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A significantly large taxonomy of relevant performance indicators are provided in the following recently published survey article:
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I am trying to find information on when and on what occasion the former mayor of Denver, Wellington E. Webb, said his words: ""The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities". I could find only sources quoting the statement, but no further details. Did anyone come across that? Thank you for any leads.
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Hello Sabina Baraniewicz,
I read a few sections of the book, 'Wellington Webb: The Man, the Mayor, and the Making of Modern Denver: an Autobiography' and found the following:
"Wellington Webb's declaration that 'the twenty-first century
will be the Century of Cities' has resounded across the country and
the world; from the statehouse to the White House. from London to
Paris, and Beijing to Dakar," read a resolution adopted by the U.S.
Conference of Mayors in June 2000. [pp. 338]
Hope this might be helpful for you.
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I'm looking for any smart villages aplications in your country. I'm interested in examples that involve the enviroment, agricultural, society and technology. I would be grateful for any input.
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Hello Professor Slawomir,
Kindly find this from Kenya
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Will the development of autonomous cars be correlated with the development of electric cars?
Will these technologies be developed in parallel?
In the future, will a significant part of autonomous cars also be electric cars?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
Best wishes
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Dear James Marson,
Thanks for the positive assessment of this discussion on the development of autonomous motor vehicle technology in the potential synergy of development with electromobility. Thanks for your comment. I agree with your view on this topic.
Regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Dear Madam/Sir
I am scientific researcher at Faculty of Engineering Management Bialystok University of Technology.
I kindly ask you to participate in the study “Social engagement in smart cities project. An inhabitant’s perspective”. Its main goal is to verify the stimulus of social engagement in smart cities project in the opinion of residents. It was also aimed at identifying the level of resident satisfaction towards the city hall.
The survey is anonymous. It is carried out by completing the questionnaire available at the link English and Polish version:
It will take no more than 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Please pass this message on to your colleagues.
Your opinion will be a very valuable voice in discussion of the challenges related to the development of modern cities. Thank you very much in advance for participating in this survey.
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Hi Sławomira Hajduk , this is an interesting survey. Are you going to share any results of the research?
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  • What are the specific advantages and potential negative impacts associated with digitalisation and sustainable development?
  • How to measure how smart a city is in relation to intended well-being?
  • Why not drive the digital transition to boost the sustainability agenda in the pursuit of the SDGs?
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Your question is really very vast. In very simple terms, we can observe that "digital transformation" is a deeply ambivalent process. there is no 'natural' correlation with the normative orientations we usually associate with "sustainability.
-- If we look at the ecological dimension of sustainability, we see that digital transformation is inducing many new forms of energy consumption and also, quite aside from the wastes and side-effects of the various energy production processes, is impulsing the production of myriad gadgets such as smartphones, batteries, data centres, screens, etc., that require specific material inputs (e.g., rare earths) who extraction, transformation and subsequent disposal can be strongly perturbing to human health and to other Biosphere processes at various scales.
If we look at the social dimension of sustainability, we see first of all that digital technologies can be vectors of new forms of violence, including cyber-criminality, cyber-terrorism, surveillance [Big Brother], and profound manipulation of the "data" that feeds -- through the 5 senses -- cognitive experience of each of us and of us as cultural and social beings. So, what array of "indicators" might be proposed, in order to characterise (i) the ways in and extent to which a city is becoming "smart" (= digitalised?), and also (ii) the ways in which the experiences of well-being and community are being modified "adversely" or favorable? Personally, I would favor tghe application of a framework like that proposed by Max-Neef, with several different dimensions of human needs/capacities for characterising wealth, deprivation and vulnerability. But a detailed response to your question would need to work through some "case studies" that that would be a fully-fledged research programme.
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  • What does the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) reveal about the smart city concept in moving city towards sustainability?
  • What are the experiences of practitioners currently applying the smart city concept?
  • Urban sustainability appears to be one of the prevailing themes in smart city nowadays, but to what extent is the concept embedded in the understanding of smart cities and how comprehensively is it addressed?
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Dear Stephen Poon,
Yes, unfortunately there is no single global strategy for the concept of a smart and sustainable city as well as programs supporting the development of pro-environmental business ventures, under which agglomerations would be built and / or expanded in accordance with the concept of a smart and sustainable city. It is necessary to develop this type of programs under public-private partnerships, taking into account the issue of co-financing this kind of pro-environmental economic projects implemented in the field of construction, expansion of public infrastructure in cities and development of agglomerations in accordance with the implementation of the sustainable development goals.
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After 30 years, much will change. 30 years is a long period for the continuation of the current fourth technological revolution, known as Industry 4.0.
The current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0 is motivated by the development of the following factors:
Big Data database technologies, cloud computing, machine learning, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, Business Intelligence and other advanced data mining technologies.
On the basis of the development of the new technological solutions in recent years, dynamically developing processes of innovatively organized analyzes of large information sets stored in Big Data database systems and computing cloud computing for the needs of applications in such areas as: machine learning, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence are dynamically developing, Business Intelligence.
The development of information processing technology in the era of the current technological revolution defined by Industry 4.0 is determined by the application of new information technologies in the field of e-commerce and e-marketing.
Added to this are additional areas of application of advanced technologies for the analysis of large data sets, such as Medical Intelligence, Life Science, Green Energy, etc. Processing and multi-criteria analysis of large data sets in Big Data database systems is made according to the V4 concept, ie Volume (meaning number of data), Value (large values ​​of specific parameters of the analyzed information), Velocity (high speed of new information appearing) and Variety (high variety of information).
The advanced information processing and analysis technologies mentioned above are used more and more often for marketing purposes of various business entities that advertise their offer on the Internet or analyze the needs in this area reported by other entities, including companies, corporations, financial and public institutions. More and more commercial business entities and financial institutions conduct marketing activities on the Internet, including on social media portals.
More and more companies, banks and other entities need to conduct multi-criteria analyzes on large data sets downloaded from the Internet describing the markets on which they operate, as well as contractors and clients with whom they cooperate. On the other hand, there are already specialized technology companies that offer this type of analytical services, develop customized reports that are the result of multicriteria analyzes of large data sets obtained from various websites and from entries and comments on social media portals.
Do you agree with my opinion on this matter?
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question:
What are the known futurological visions of technology development until around 2050?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
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Tech future dev. in...The advent of Biotechnology courses a few decades ago appeared to provide a better alternative to young students for their career options. The applications of Biotechnology are vast as it caters to various agricultural, animal husbandry, fishery, health, pharmaceutical n etc …Samal, K. C., Mohanty, A., Patnaik, L., & Sahoo, J. P. (2021). Career Options and Future Prospects in Biotechnology. Biotica Research Today, 3(3), 135-138.
Robotics, space tech, AI, BC, BD...Wedler, A., Schuster, M. J., Müller, M. G., Vodermayer, B., Meyer, L., Giubilato, R., ... & Reill, J. (2021). German Aerospace Center's advanced robotic technology for future lunar scientific missions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 379(2188), 20190574.
Rusakova, E. P., & Inshakova, A. O. (2021). INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING IN DIGITAL LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: A NEW LEVEL OF QUALITY BASED ON DATA, BLOCKCHAIN AND AI. International Journal for Quality Research, 15(1).
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13th International Smart City Expo 2021, Dubai - Awards
4 th - 5 th OCT. 2021
DIFC, DUBAI [ UNITED ARAB EMIRATES]
Discover Future World Trends & Digital Transformation of Services in Cities of The Future at 13th International Smart City Expo. Explore Case Studies of Smart City, Sustainable Economic Development, Business Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Big Data Analytics, 5G, SmartCity Public Private Partnership (PPP), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s, Smart Utilities, Smart Health, Smart Transportation, STEM, Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence from World Renowned Speakers at this event.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges, personal assistants like Amazon's Alexa or smart home security applications create opportunities for more efficient living. While the ideas of “Smart Cities” has been proposed as the future of urbanism, the question remains: how do we connect this new technology for the ultimate "efficient" society?
Smart City Expo 2021 enables you to understand Digital Transformation of Urban Services through the utilization of Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, 5G, Smart City Financing Models, Public=Private Partnership (PPP), Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.
The conference themes encompass following emerging trends:
  • Smart City
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Business Intelligence
  • Digital Transformation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Transportation
  • Smart Utilities
  • Blockchain
  • 5G
  • Future Currencies
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In an RFID solution for the smart traffic management project, I am looking for a simulator to simulate smart cities. What is the best simulator that can scale to do simulation on a hush hour in a metropolis downtown?
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Cooja simulator for Contiki OS.
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I'm researching users' attitudes about privacy in the smart city.
How can I extract the privacy requirements in a smart city?
And what privacy requirements or features are important to a user?
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This link below somewhat outlines an answer to your question:
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Dear researchers,
I'm doing research in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Currently, we are studying the traffic status, trying to detect any traffic congestion using AI-based solutions. I have used synthetic data (generated by Simulation of Urban MObility) in order to validate our proposed algorithm. However, we are also interested to validate our algorithm in a real-world environment. Can you help me to find a free source for traffic real-dataset?
The data I need should contain:
  • Speed, flow, or occupancy parameters on a particular road.
  • Labels for the traffic jams (if it's happened), with the starting time of the jam.
Your help is much appreciated, Thanks in advance.
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Use remote sensing euipments such as drawns with high resolution camera
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What technologies dominate in the development of urban agglomerations according to the concept of smart-ecology sustainable development cities?
I invite you to the discussion
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Dear Debrayan Bravo Hidalgo,
Thank you very much for the proposal of an interesting publication entitled Smart and sustainable cities and buildings. Yes, the subject of this publication can, to a large extent, be a significant substantive contribution to our discussion on the issues of: smart ecology sustainable development cities.
Thank you, Regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Dear researchers,
I would like to receive more useful information and guidance from you about these questions:
- How can reach 'adaptation' in smart cities?
- What are the areas that explain adaptation in smart cities?
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Dear Hadi Alizadeh ,
a continuous and rapid Adaptation of modern Cities to new situations (like traffic situation, sudden environmental changes etc.) can be achieved with the help of different Digital Twins (DTs). In this context one speaks of City / Urban DT, Energy DT, Manufacturing DT,….
A flexible and comprehensive adaptation of Smart Cities to new situations can be achieved if different DTs “work together”. Therefore one speaks of Digital Twin Federation (DTF).
In order to achieve a broad and flexible adaptation to new situations in intelligent Cities, the cooperation (association) between City DT, Energy DT and Manufacturing DT is extremely important. This is a requirement for the Adaptability of Smart Cities.
See my little literature list.
Best regards and much success
Anatol Badach
Digital twin cities and the future of urban planning
Yong-Woon Kim, Hyunjeong Lee, Sangkeun Yoo: Characterization of Digital Twin; Technical Report; Jan. 2021;
Li Deren, Yu Wenbo, Shao Zhenfeng: Smart city based on digital twins; Computational Urban Science, 1:4; 2021 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs43762-021-00005-y
Fabian Dembski, Uwe Wössner, et al.: „Urban Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Citizens: The Case Study of Herrenberg, Germany“; MDPI, Sustainability 2020, 12(6), 2307 https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062307
Mervi Hämäläinen: Smart city dvelopment with digital twin technology; July 2020; DOI: 10.18690/978-961-286-362-3.20 Conference: http://bledconference.org/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342715735
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I am relatively new to the field of water governance my research interests are focusing on smart metering to control water over-abstraction in the context of African cities, I already have information on the legislative and institutional aspects for my case studies yet, still trying to know more on the technical and managerial aspects of the technology. I would like to ask your opinion about
  • what do you think are the most relevant research directions?
  • what are the key questions of urban water regulation in the African context?
  • what analysis methods should I review?
  • how would you describe the most important goals of a water regulation analysis?
I would be happy to read your opinions and related literature as well. Thank you very much for your answer and suggestions! Kind regards
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Most of Urban areas share complex issues related to high population growth which will affect the increasing demand of water. The changing landscape of urban area tend to reduce the "green space" and water springs. Water supply would be rely on other regions (mostly rural areas). I think researching urban water governance should consider the concept of "rural urban linkage"
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As per a latest report, 22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. What strategies need to be adopted to bring down this number to say half (11) in the fastest possible timeframe.
For example, strategy could be like stopping all new construction activity within the polluting city, shifting all no strategic offices to rural areas, fixing the allowed population density per unit area, shifting of airport traffic etc.......Please give suggestions in this context.
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There are various types of pollution, so each one or combination may take a specific survey or inventory, and assessment. Some of the various types may include solid waste, sanitary waste (human, animals, pets, etc.), industrial wastes, air pollutants, water pollutants, soil pollutants, etc. Coming up with a working proposal would probably necessitate involvement of leaders, community, landowners, and others interested, such as industry, hospitality such as hotels, citizens, etc. Leaders might include political representatives, health, religious, agencies, police or enforcement, various technical pollution experts, etc. Funding to develop comprehensive plans, improvements and management as well as monitoring may be another important area to address. Plans or programs might be developed to help address specific types of pollution, or circumstances, and some of these might be voluntary citizen responsibilities, and some might be legalized or regulated, and funded by taxation, communities, industries, or government actions.
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Big data technologies have become essential to the functioning of cities. Consequently, urban processes and practices are becoming highly responsive to a form of data-driven urbanism that is the key mode of production for smart cities. Such form is increasingly being directed towards tackling the challenges of sustainability in the light of the escalating urbanization trend
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Smart city is a broader concept than data-driven technologies. Hangzhou, China, where Alibaba's headquarter is located, has initiated many new methods in urban management based on smart-city technologies. You may want to look for studies related to experiments in Hangzhou.
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Dear,
Please share with us your opinion about the city of tomorrow – Smart City.
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China is making a big push to build smart cities. The main areas covered include urban planning, urban management, public services and home life. In fact, in such a huge country as China, it is quite easy, even necessary, to achieve intelligence in the public sphere. What is moving more slowly is the intelligentization of personal life, because there is a debate about whether the intelligentization of personal life should be a welfare or personal consumption.
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Hi everyone, I intend to submit a research paper pertaining to the topic above and I am looking to collaborate with researchers interested in submitting an article to:
If interested please send me a message.
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Trevor
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A smart city is a densely populated geographic area where information and communication technologies (ICT) are used to connect and monitor critical infrastructure components and services in order to improve the efficiency and environmental, economic, and social sustainability of their business operations Quality of life for the citizens.
The technology supports a rapid transition to smart cities made possible by a high level of interconnectivity between different stakeholders. In this regard, the level of intelligence depends on a variety of factors.
Blockchain technology was originally developed to ensure the integrity of documents and was introduced on the Internet when an anonymous person or team operating under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto released a white paper entitled “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system”, as a response to the 2008 global financial crisis.
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I'm using a number of indicators in my research which are not available at a sub-national level. Is there a reliable method for disaggregating the country data into city ones? (preferably with a reference)
please note that population and GDP per capita are available at the city level.
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Dear researcher, it is quite impossible to disaggregate the national data. Because it is unreliable. instead I suggest you to collect data from household income and expenditure survey , labor survey, census, city survey, provincial report,etc.
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Today, there are different smart "things" such as smart cities, smart services, smart products smart homes, etc. So, what is smart data ? What is the difference between smart data and big data ? and How smart data supports smart "things"?
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According to many sources, 'smart' is a characteristic of (e.g. problem solving) behavior, which is not only performed that way, but is also recognized (e.g. by the actors of an environment) as such. Having this in mind, it it not a heterodoxy to ask what does the adjective 'smart' means in the context of data? Do we assume that data behave or perform dexterously on their own? It would imply that they are active - but they are not. Smart cities, smart services, smart products, smart homes, etc. are entities that (are supposed to) behave in a way, which may be referred to as smart. Philosophers would say that smartness is not a disposition of data (i.e. the quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are performed by humans and computers). The question is excellent, but the answer is worth considering.
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What Is a exact definition of Smart City?
How to measure level of smartness for any smart city?
Any Standardto benchmark or Model to evaluate Different Services of Smartcity?
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Hi, my proposed thesis is geared toward identifying the impact of smart city initiatives on economic development measured by city's GDP. what approach can I use to provide a conceptual overview of how to understand smart city impacts on economic development?
To also analyze how cities do that on a strategic level and on project level
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Smart city is defined as 'a city that uses ICT and technology and innovation advances to address urban issues including to improve the quality of life, promote economic growth, develop sustainable and safe environment and encourage efficient urban management practices.
Using the ESG model you can conceptual all the different areas. A more comprehensive discussion can be found in Mckinsey's conceptual model : https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/smart-cities-digital-solutions-for-a-more-livable-future#
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In the last decade, boosting sustainability has been extensively studied in developing countries and developing societies. According to many works of literature, many attempts strive to achieve sustainability's main goals. Moreover, in Paris Conference Agreement in 2015, a decision to low the harmful gas emissions and low the earth's temperature by 2° C had been made.
I was astonished while working on my research paper in the following link:
As I found out, developing countries already have possibilities and opportunities to boost and achieve its targeting goals. At least the 17 goals that UN was determined. Although it is obvious that boosting sustainability is too hard for these contexts, I really seek to know why?
This is a well-recognized issue that necessitates a better approach toward figuring suitable solutions. Perhaps one of the first questions to arise is: How can we boost sustainability in Developing Countries?
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I'm trying to find the effect of smart cities on sustainable development. I collected data for several indicators of smartness of a city for 15 cities over 12 years. seems like panel data (GMM methods) is not appropriate considering the small sample size. Another method could be structural equation modelling which I'm not sure if it's appropriate for panel data. any suggestions for SEM or any other appropriate method?
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As a rule, actions focused on making an urbanized area smarter are at the same time actions to improve the quality of life (comfort) of the inhabitants of such an area. This statement also includes - in my opinion - the problem of creating the most appropriate acoustic climate in a smart city, or rather in its components. I am intentionally not talking about noise reduction: being in absolute silence is one of the more sophisticated tortures. The comfortable living space is "acoustically varied": we expect a rather quiet space for rest (sleep) at night, but accept a more noisy dining and entertainment space, of course with restrictions on the night time, ie usually between 10.00 PM and 6.00 AM. However, in publications on acoustic phenomena in public space, I did not find too many studies on Smart City acoustics. Do you know such studies or studies?
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I am intensely looking for it, but up to now, my efforts are unsuccessful. Therefore, I am also intensely looking for people who know something or who intend to engage in this area of problems.
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I want to distribute a questionnaire to experts who are working on smart cities project in my country. But I don't know the population of the experts and accordingly I am not sure of the sample size I have to consider. please not that smart cities are new concept to my country and they are only few of experts working on smart cities projects
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I am relatively new to this field, my research interests are smart cities, shared mobility, transport service integration. We have data about CO, NO2, O3, PM10 from several cities. I would like to ask your opinion about
  • what do you think are the most relevant research directions?
  • what are the key questions of urban air pollution?
  • what analysis methods should I review?
  • how would you describe the most important goals of an air pollution / emission analysis?
I would be happy to read your opinions and related literature as well.
Thank you very much for your answer and suggestions!
Kind regards,
Simon NAGY
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You can conduct air quality Index for each site and compare between them. Also you can make spatial analysis using Principal component analysis or factor analysis for each site and find which pollutants contribute more in air quality variation. Also you can classify the Sites using cluster analysis. In addition, if you have the data of vehicles traffic volume near the Sites, you can make relationships between air pollutants and the level of traffic volume.
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How can cities prepare and eventually become more resilient to climate change? What policies should be adopted in order to move towards SSC (Sustainable Smart City) vision?
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- Deaths. Temperatures are getting hotter more pepple will d
- Power outages - During extreme heat
- Infrastructure failures. With extra heat, the actual built environment of a city is affected.
- Economic impact. All of the reasons above cost cities money.
Invest in cooling techniques
The techniques for developers to implement in their projects include green roofs, permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting, urban forestry, bioretention and others. Other cities are implementing tactics like installing white roofs to reflect the heat and spreading titanium dioxide-infused goo on its sidewalks and streets to reduce surfect-street temperatures.
Embrace urban growth with clean energy solutions
Through energy: solar panels, recycling and waste management, high-performance insulation, etc.. Transportation: electric vehicle fleets for cities, autonomous vehicles, microtransit, etc. And technology: using data to track individual impact, truly reaching "smart city" status.
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The demands of digital society  present one gap in time and effetiveness, now tools like digital mobile devices associated with social networks (facebook, linkedin, whatsup, ...) are transformational innovation on electronic government, mainly e-democracy issues. 
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A good process if it is applied in a peaceful situation and not an extreme one. The world witnessed extremism because of what is called "democracy", they are in fact adding poison to honey pots. This is what we witnessed in the "dwarf" French president’s speech when he insulted the Honorable Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)ز
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Is power-to-gas a possible solution to this issue? Storing renewable energy in the form of H2 and CH4 and using them as fuels can increase the penetration of renewable energy in the transportation sector?
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I agree with Mohammed. In addition, sustainable H2 and CH4 (from renewables) can be stored in the Natural Gas Pipeline network and underground for seasonal balancing of Electricity Demand and Supply. Sustainable H2 and methane can also power heavy duty fuel cell vehicles year-round. When wildfires and other natural disasters crash the grid, or lead to rolling preventive blackouts, the redundancy and security of the underground natural gas pipeline network and storage fields can provide stable energy supplies to distributed fuel cells.
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Hi everyone
Istedy now smart City in my research paper and in past I studied smart growth so smart words replied
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smart growth, represents positive, environfriendly attitude of mind set developmement in the residents of the city, reflecting overall impact on growth of the city, which may not just increase in number of population. While smart city word can be applied to the advanced infrastructure which will be used by the citizens sustainably.
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I'm about to star my thesis on wireless charging. I want to develop a system for a smart city, where there are many stations for electric vehicles (cars,buses,drones e.t.c.) to charge in order to travel longer distances. I want to use inductive charging because, firstly "smart city" and secondly for the convenience of disabled people.(electric wheelchairs batteries today can last for up to 8 hours, which is pretty good but it still separates them from society).
Before i start working on this, i found that wireless charging using radio waves via rectena now can charge cellphones up to 12 meters! I need some advice on which mean from the two i should work (basically please tell me if charging an electric car by using radio raves sounds stupid).
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You need to assess that yourself.
Look at the power that would be required to charge a car and what rf power density would be needed at the rectentenna and how this (and sidelobes and reflection from the rectentenna) compares to the ICNIRP limits for exposure to non-ionising radiation. For instance.
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IoT/LPWAN User Survey Link: https://lnkd.in/dVdK-ea
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Dear Sir/Madam, We are surveying the use of Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technologies (e.g., LoRa, SigFox, NB-IoT) for the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities and Transportation Systems. If you or your organization has relevant experience/practices in deploying LPWAN technology, we appreciate you can help take this survey on LPWAN applications. The survey is part of a research project sponsored by VDOT. We greatly appreciate if you can complete the survey by August 14, 2020. Thank you very much. ----------------- Thank you for your help in completing the survey!
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I do not know anything about LPWAN
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I would like to study the new transformation of EU territory and I think the question of smart cities and their new juridical and social approach as regards the new fragmentation of national territories and the lack of the uniform decisions just like the multilevel guarantees contribute to change the importance of the territory ad juridical category.
I think it is a phenomenon that come to the globalism and new form of penetrating of the economy on juridical domain.
Any suggestion?
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Creo que es un tema pendiente, la integración de territorios, sobre todo la integración ciudad-campo. Las políticas deben ser reenfocadas a las localidades y no ser tan generalistas, puesto que las situaciones son muy distintas entre los países.
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Is thinking in smart cities in developing countries logical?
Is it possible to put forward the hypothesis of a smart city in one of the third world countries with many visible challenges?
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Today, half the world's population lives in cities: this is a figure that will reach 70% by 2050. But there is more: 75% of the fastest-growing cities are located in developing Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. In contrast, almost 90% of the slowest-growing cities are in Western Europe and North America. Unlike their developed counterparts, emerging or mid-tier cities are not encumbered by legacy systems, including infrastructure that needs both maintenance and upgrading. And so, contrary to the belief that smart cities are for higher-income countries, cities in developing nations can leapfrog ahead; indeed, they have no choice but to do so.
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What are the latest technologies in smart cities?
What do you like or dislike about them?
What will it be in the future?
What are the advantages and disadvantages? What are the challenges?
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Contributions and risks of artificial intelligence (AI) in building smarter cities: Insights from a systematic review of the literature
In a rapidly urbanizing world, climate change and the misuse and mismanagement of land and resources are triggering natural disasters and increasing their intensity. Subsequently, cities are becoming frequently subjected to the direct or indirect impacts of natural disasters. There have been numerous top-down (e.g., the Paris Agreement, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, UN Climate Change Conferences) and bottom-up (e.g., school strikes, extinction rebellion protests, climate emergency declarations) attempts to raise awareness and develop policy actions to address the climate emergency. The prospects of smart urban technologies range from expanding infrastructure capacity to generating new services, from reducing emissions to engaging the public, from minimizing human errors to improved decision-making, and from supporting sustainable development to improving performances of commercial enterprises and cities. The most popular technologies in the context of smart cities include but are not limited to internet-of-things (IoT), autonomous vehicles (AV), bigdata, 5G, robotics, blockchain, cloud computing, 3D printing, virtual reality (VR), digital twins, and artificial intelligence (AI). While all these technologies are critical in transforming our cities into smarter ones, AI combined with these technologies has significant potential to address the urbanization challenges of our time. In this study, the authors organize the literature to examine how AI can contribute to the development of smarter cities. As the methodologic approach, the study adopts a systematic literature review on the topic of ‘AI and the smart city’...
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In this digitization age, we all know that Artificial Intelligence or AI is an extremely popular topic of research and development. For electrical power system and renewable energy sources, what is the expected future prospect and revolution by AI? How the electrical industry will benefit from the Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 digital transformation with AI? Is it possible to integrate all existing conventional electrical power system with AI to accelerate the integration of digital and electrical & electronics?
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Electric Utilities like every other business, exist to provide a service and make a profit. Some problems associated with the electricity industry, include: low productivity and data analysis, customer support and personalization, and fraud. AI can be implemented to carry out tedious, repetitive processes, currently carried out by humans. This improves productivity and complex analytical tasks by automating business processes resulting in efficiency and reduce overheads. Looking at the power plant in particular, in areas like preventative maintenance, AI can be used to predict and prevent issues before they turn into major problems that impact productivity adversely, leading to blackouts, brownouts or breakdowns. AI can detect and fend off security risk and reduce network downtime and mitigates against loss of supply and finances. AI can be used by utilities in cyber-security in a preventative and predictive manner; identify trends based on historical data (and in real-time), provide intelligent prediction to empower future customer behaviour. The results will be improved accuracy, personalization of service and higher efficiency. AI will continue to make inroads in transforming the electric power industry, and already has a foothold in areas like load forecasting and plant condition monitoring. We must be careful about the misconceptions of AI, which are often due to science fiction (SciFi) and extreme entertainment, which have no place in modern reality. All AI right now is narrow AI and the fundamental technologies are: computer vision (CV), natural language processing (NLP) and reinforced learning (RL). AI is transformative and can deliver critical business outcomes for electric utilities.
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I've spent days looking for it but it seems like the actual study does not exist? What is this number based on?
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Actually, the standard was never reportd in the frame of WHO official docments. During the preparation of FAO Guidelines on urban and periurban forestry, we tried to find out the text referring to the cited standard but it was impossible. SO, the interpretation is like this. In 1968, Italy published the standards for urban development and 9 m2 was the figure for green spaces in new construction areas. Meanwhile, Italy team was quite active in WHO and there is a unoffical report from Italy to WHO board where is used the 9m2 standard. Then the success story of 9m2 began. In the last documents of WHO on public/green open spaces, they are strongly reccommended in the policies and planning actions of the cities but it is always reported an appropriate dimensional standard with the conditions of the cities where they need to be implemented. And I guess it is quite right like that: cannot compare Antofagasta in the Atacama desert to Bangui, in the equatorial forest.
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Dear All, my question: "Does it make sense to focus the power on the e-Inclusion of 54+ people who have never used the computer or the Internet?" is baded on some opinions that people who have never used computer or the Internet will never be active part of smart city or smart community. Also, some has the opinin that they will never be a part of digital economy or digital society. What do you think? I will be grateful for any opinion or suggestion.
The 54+ makes relevant part of population in EU. In accordance with EUROSTAT database a lot of them are not digitaly literated. The digital economy and digital society is and has to be accessible to any person but person must have necesery e-skills to use e-services. The effects of investment in digital economy and digital society (public and other services) has to grow. One of way we can improve the effects is to focus on e-inclusion of 54+ that are not digitaly literated.
Please, let me know your opinion...
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In domestic field, washing machine and dishwasher loads are categorized as controllable- shiftable loads.
Nowadays, what are most known published works on this topic?
In particular, what is the most effective approach in formulating such kind of loads?
What are the most effective algorithms which are able to schedule in real time the cycle of such loads without assuming to know a priori the future energy demand?
What are is the most common objective function used by a training (optimization) algorithm?
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In reality, the metering infrastructure at LV level is limited and they're expensive. Therefore, any practical optimization algorithm has to work with the limited data. This could be one of the reasons why we still prefer rule based control. But prediction based optimal control such as MPC is gaining momentum at least in research fields. I don't know how long it will take for those technologies to get adapted in large scale.
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Discussion about 'smartness' of everything, including 'smart cities' as a leading problem, is currently very wide and intensive.
On the other hand, the idea of 'smart city' seems to me as being very similar to Nessie of Loch Ness: everybody is talking about, nobody have seen.
During a conference discussion, concerning 'smartness of cities', after my question somebody answered that 'smart city' is a 'city of happy people'. So I asked 'What to do with unhappy inhabitants ..... ?'
So: what the smart city means to you?
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When any one solve some task conveniently, within small time, with less effort, then we can say the person is smart enough. Similarly, for a city, the basic requirement of people are education, transportation, government official work, health, etc. If we go 30-50 years back, people are not getting such things easily and more conveniently. But now such things are available conveniently. If you want to search some information from a file no need to wait for long time. Parents staying at home are able to know the attendance and mark of their child because of the implementation of ERP system. No need to stand in a queue to buy a cinema or railway ticket. No need to go to market to purchase goods. Online home delivery is available. No need to go near a doctor for the health check up. Doctors are now available through online. Media is more advanced to give information regarding cyclone, super cyclone, etc. before it happens. So looking at this definitely we can say the city is smart. But smart city is the relative term. With the advancement of technology new features will be available after some years that make the people more happy and convenient.
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To make better urban area, it is necessary to incorporate effective solid waste management. However, most of cities in developing countries have no control on this waste disposal and management. Therefore designing a smart city, it is wanted to know the modern waste control or managing schemes.
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Dear Ashish kumar Karmaker,
Bachir Achour,
Actually there are eight major groups of waste management methods, each of them divided into numerous categories. Those groups include source reduction and reuse, animal feeding, recycling, composting, fermentation, landfills, incineration and land application.
Let's take a look at the most common techniques today and the pros and cons of each.
Recover through Recycling.
Biological Reprocessing.
Dump in a Sanitary Landfill.
Waste to Energy (WtE)
Composting: Creating rich humus for your garden and lawn.
Bioremediation.
Thermal Treatment: Incineration.
Plasma Gasification.
This link will help you for more information.
Hope you satisfy with this information.
If any question feel free to ask me.
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I have to write a research proposal for my PhD thesis in economics. However, I'm interested in smart cities related topics.
I'm trying to find a topic which integrates both smart cities and economic growth or development or smart economy-related topics.
There are a few papers about these topics, thus, I couldn't form a clear perspective. I would appreciate your suggestions for my future research.
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Dear Tara.
Smart city, with good governance, could promise higher economic growth and better quality of life. It is a very interesting topic. I think you should start by identifying variables that measure smartness and select a sample of cities for your research. I think Governance Variables ought to be given special attention in your analysis. Good Luck.
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I am an urban design specialist with an emerging interest in "Smart Cities" concept and use of ICTs in the related fields (e.g. public spaces, urban planning, urban management, ...).
I wanted to know if there are some specific applications and Computer Software which can be helpful in learning and acting in this area (e.g. built environments, modeling, traffic analyse, ... ).