As noted by Daniel Araya in Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies, smart cities are “living habitats capable of adapting to the emerging needs of citizens and residents.” (2015). To enable these habitats, we need to build a culture of collaboration across sectors and between cities.
From challenges and organizations to articles and videos, this list explores some of the work being done in Canada and abroad to build resilient and inclusive communities, incorporating technology for social and environmental wellbeing. The lessons and insights from these resources provide concrete examples on moving to action, addressing problems holistically, and deepening innovations in cities. We will update this list from time to time.
A challenge is a competitive award program to recognize cities that are excelling in their work to become resilient and inclusive.
- Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge
- Buckminster Fuller Challenge
- Google Impact Challenge
- India’s Smart City Challenge
- MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Challenge
- Open Data Challenge
- US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge
Organizations & Services
- 100 Resilient Cities
- Cities – C2 Montreal
- Cities for People
- Fab City Blog
- Future Cities Catapult
- Intelligent Communities Forum Canada
- Intelligent Communities Forum
- New Cities Foundation
- Open & Agile Smart Cities
- Platform Cooperativism Consortium
- Smart Citizen Kit and Platform
- The Collaborative City
- What Works Cities
- Daniel Araya (editor), 2015. Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford, 2014. The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance. John Wiley & Sons.
- Adam Greenfield, 2013. Against the Smart City. Do Projects.
- Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman, 2015. Sharing Cities: A case for truly smart and sustainable cities. MIT Press.
- Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel, 2016.The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life. Yale University Press.
- Anthony Townsend, 2013. Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia.
- Peter Baeck (editor), 2015. Data for Good: How big and open data can be used for the common good.
- David Bollier, 2016. The City as Platform: How Digital Networks Are Changing Urban Life and Governance. The Aspen Institute.
- Ricky Burdett (editor), 2017. Innovation in Europe’s cities: A report by LSE Cities on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2014 Mayors Challenge. LSE Cities.
- Federico Caprotti, Robert Cowley, Andrew Flynn, Simon Joss and Li Yu, 2016. Smart-Eco Cities in The UK: Trends and City Profiles.
- Elsa Estevez, Nuno Vasco Lopes and Tomasz Janowski, 2016. Smart Sustainable Cities.
- Jonathan Gray and Danny Lämmerhirt, 2017. Data and the City: How can public data infrastructure change lives in urban regions? Open Knowledge International.
- Jean-Noé Landry, Keira Webster, Bianca Wylie and Pamela Robinson, 2016. How can we improve urban resilience with open data?. Open Data for Development.
- Saunders and P. Baeck, 2015. Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up. Nesta.
Articles and Posts
- Julian Agyeman and Duncan McLaren, 2016. “Apps don’t make a city smart.” Boston Globe.
- Eddie Copeland,2016. “UK Offices of Data Analytics: From Rhetoric to Reality.”
- Tomas Diez, 2017. “Fab City Prototypes – Designing and making for the real world”
- Neal Gorenflo, 2015. “Bologna Celebrates One Year of a Bold Experiment in Urban Commoning.”
- Hubert Guillaud, 2017. La ville intelligente n’aime pas les pauvres!
- Simon Joss, 2016. “Smart Cities: At a Crossroads.” Public Sector Executive.
- John Kania and Mark Kramer, Winter 2011. “Collective Impact: Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination….” Stanford Social Innovation Review.
- Chris McPhee (editor), 2015. Smart Cities and Regions. The October 2015 issue of the Technology Innovation Management Review.
- Chris McPhee (editor), 2016. Smart Cities and Regions. The December 2016 issue of the Technology Innovation Management Review.
- Geoff Mulgan, 2016. “A New Family of Data Commons?”
- Steven Poole, 2014. “The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy’.” The Guardian.
- Carina Veeckman and Shenja van der Graaf, March 2015. “The City as Living Laboratory: Empowering Citizens with the Citadel Toolkit.” Technology Innovation Management Review.
- Stefaan Verhuls, 2015. “Governing through Prizes and Challenges.”
- Matthew Claudel: “The City of Tomorrow” | Talks at Googlem 2016.
- Nigel Jacob et al. “The Connected City: Trends and Developments Driving Smart City Innovation.”
- Indy Johar. Social innovation in the real world – from silos to systems.
- Peter MacLeod. Change How?
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