As part of the NATURVATION project, Utrecht has been examining nature-based solutions projects in the city. The Roerplein Pocket Park is one of our best examples of a successful citizen-led intervention, and began as an initiative by a local social entrepreneur to turn a paved public square into a park. The small park was built within a highly paved neighborhood with little green space, and is managed by local citizens with the support of the municipality.
The Government of the State of Alagoas started implementing in 2016 the “New Life in the Grotas” Programme in the city of Maceio, aiming to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the city’s “grotas”. Grotas are narrow, steep and sinuous ravines, an important feature of Maceio’s geography.
Siemens and Microsoft are working together with customers to address core urban challenges and developing MindSphere City Graph - an Open Urban Platform, which supports digital models of urban design, providing rich context to enable the new generation of city applications.
Iteris has been awarded a four-year, task order based on-call professional services contract from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for a regional smart mobility and safety initiative, representing continued demand for Iteris’ specialized consulting services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions in a key geographic market.
RoadWay is a pavement condition rating feature for Roadbotics' online road assessment platform. The HD-PCI (high-definition pavement situation index) is intended to help government officials make informed pavement management decisions, including pothole and other road repairs.
The Irembo platform was launched by the Rwandan government, it seeks to create e-government services to allow citizens to complete public processes online, such as registering for driving exams and requesting birth certficates.
The portal makes available data that the City of Cape Town has approved in terms of its Open Data Policy. By sharing this data, the City aims to increase transparency in its processes and actively involve residents and other stakeholders in local government, as well as promote economic opportunity.
Tengah will be Singapore’s first smart and sustainable town, with green features and smart technologies.
Giant solar-powered air conditioners, vacuum garbage collection, subterranean roads for electric vehicles, urban farms and green architecture. Put them all together and you have Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious project yet to build the city of the future.
As part of IREN2, Siemens and its consortium partners are investigating new types of grid structures and ways of operating them based on technical and economic criteria. The goal is to find out how energy systems involving distributed electricity generation and additional components can be technically and economically optimized. In addition, microgrids – smart, self-contained regional electricity distribution systems – are being trialed as islanded grids, as are their use and operation as “topological power plants.”
The Intelligent Street Lighting project aimed to look at how to develop a lighting network to produce data for collection and use. It also explored how to share data and make information accessible.
The main objectives for the project were to: