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Ericsson Thinking about Smart Cities

February 23, 2012

Nice pictures with soundtrack from marimba to Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a good dose of rethoric about future smart cities and some good contributions are featured in this video published in the Ericsson multimedia channel on Youtube. If you are patient enough to resist the first 4 minutes then you can enjoy Carlo Ratti (Director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab)  comparing urban development to Formula One racing and describing the Trash Tracking Project. Nigel Jacobs (Co-chair of Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in the City of Boston) about participatory urbanism, as a mean not only to improve public service’s efficiency, but also to rebuild trust with the public using mobile apps like Citizen’s Connect. In the end Jonas Claesson (Urban Planner) illustrates the Stockholm Royal Seaport project, a brand new urban development that promises to be a smart quarter for smart people, using ICT to deliver a carbon free economy.

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