Tag: future cities



Smarter Cities Billboards

IBM’s new billboard ads for its Smarter Cities technology have an added value in how they do something useful for the people passing them… Smart advertising (we’re sharing it aren’t we!) but also a though provoking concept – where else could similar ideas be applied? What feels nice about this is its simplicity – it isn’t chucking in some fancy, complex technology.  It’s just somewhere...

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Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

An interesting article in the New Scientist recently highlighted some of the emerging trends in digital mapping and how our experience of navigating spaces and environments is changing.  What does this mean for traditional methods of providing navigational information? The way in which we find our way is changing.  The coverage of mapping information from Google, Apple, Bing and others is getting increasingly comprehensive.  The...

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Future Cities and Smart Cities

Future Cities and Smart Cities

The UK Technology Strategy Board has launched a competition for a Future Cities Demonstrator.  The project will look at technology for integrating city systems as an enabler for economic development, enhancing quality of life and reductions to the environmental footprint. CCD did an internal project last year looking at the future of cities and how it might impact on how the systems were integrated and controlled –...

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