The Smart Evolution of Living Buildings

In the United States, 101 million square feet of new construction is already underway. These new structures will define and have the potential to transform our urban spaces, making cities smarter. But are we allowing the evolution of “living” buildings to emerge and create smarter, more resilient urban spaces? The Smart City paradigm, still under…Read more The Smart Evolution of Living Buildings

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Fostering Competitiveness In The New Urban Revolution Part 3: Solutions And Lessons Learned

Read Parts I and II of this story. The core of any evolutionary urban project is no longer technology but people. Cities also embrace ICT as one of the main drivers of successful implementation of Smart City projects. It is important to reemphasise that the old concept of IT (information technology) was upgraded by the…Read more Fostering Competitiveness In The New Urban Revolution Part 3: Solutions And Lessons Learned

The “Smartness” Of Smart City Ecosystems

First, there was the question “what is a Smart City?” Then definitions with varying degrees of details emerged, leading to the second question—how is a Smart City actually defined? Though these questions are still being debated and no single definition has emerged, what has evolved without question is both the need for and rise of…Read more The “Smartness” Of Smart City Ecosystems

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Commends Michael Lake As Only American Nominated For International Smart Cities Award

Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities, is the only American nominated for the inaugural UK Smart Cities Awards 2017 in the category “Smart City Leader & Promoter.” Michael has been recognized globally as a pioneer in the space of Smart Cities for his leadership in networking cities across international borders with the launch…Read more Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Commends Michael Lake As Only American Nominated For International Smart Cities Award

The Good, The Bad And The Disruptive

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.