Over recent years the debate concerning urban agriculture has been growing on both sides of the Atlantic with some common trends, however, deep differences exist among the approaches and philosophies that sustain those projects. There is a common background in relation to the realization that food security is not so universally granted as we might…Read more Exploring The Social Benefits Of Urban Farming In Smart Cities
Fake news, “alternative facts” and filter bubbles – the data we consume and what we read and experience online shapes the way we view the world and the everyday decisions we make, big and small. Leading Cities, a non-profit organization working for cohesion in smart cities, is advocating for more accountability around the veracity and…Read more Data needs accountability: Here’s how it could happen
Wall street broker? This is gone! As Data is being considered the "new oil", the trend now is Open Data Broker, have you heard about this concept already? Joaquin Rodriguez Alvarez, the local Leading Cities coordinator in Barcelona talked with Renato de Castro about it for the first TM Forum Smart City Chat . You can…Read more Renato de Castro for TM Forum interviews Barcelona’s Leading Cities Coordinator, Joaquín Rodríguez
The phrase “Smart City," as well as the concept behind the phrase, has become a trend over the last few years. This trend has pushed companies and institutions to become something that, in many cases, they do not fully understand. They want to be “Smart” like they want to be “Green.” However, these objectives are…Read more Smart Cities, From Trend To Future Reality
When it comes to projects that aspire to change reality, we usually find a pivotal moment. This crossroad is when you must decide what is truly possible and what is teetering on the edge between dream and reality. It is this equilibrium between theory and praxis, dreams and reality that embody the actions of those who, like us, dream about smart ecosystems and new urban environments.
Technology, understood as all of our material culture, has played a key role in our development since the origins of our species. And if at the beginning has configured itself as a critical element to ensure our survival in the mists of time, through the control of fire and the development of simple tools such…Read more The absent civilization