#14 What makes a Smart City – European Smart City Charter 2017

Important annotation: The following article is based mainly on this brochure regarding Smart City Charter issued by BBSR in 2017 in German language. Additional information are respectively referenced - sources can be found in the end of this article, as well as in _Smart City Database. I. What is Smart City Charter (SCC) Smart City Charter …

#13 Smart Cities: International Norms and Standards

As the smart cities become one of common goals for further spatial development of urban areas, the certain standardisation, definition and classification of this fairly new subject needed to emerge. In this article you will find current and most important standards focusing on smart city sector and organisations issuing them. Fig. 1 Standardization efforts in Smart …

#12 Open Data Day, 03.03.2018 Stuttgart

As the awareness of  air quality importance arises, the need for a direct impact on measuring, monitoring and consequently making a change in our living environment gets stronger. The OK Lab Stuttgart citizen science initiative hosted Stuttgart's edition of International Open Data Day 2018 that took place on 3th March 2018 in Stadtbibliothek in Stuttgart. OK Lab Stuttgart …

#11 Smart Cities: How Biometrics Is Believed to Change Public Transportation Sector in UK

Notorous delays, failing repay-system, overcrowded trains or broken, out-of-the-date ticket machines. Seems like forgotten story to most of us, but for many users of UK's rail it has been an everyday's reality since years. Now, on 7th February 2017 the representants of British railway industry gathered together in Birmingham to discuss the future of Britain's rail …

#10 Planning Law: What Poland learnt from German Revitalisation Law

'Why does actually Poland look like a Disneyland?' stated a rather rhetorical question, bolding in the Urban Planning section of Welt.de in 2014, exactly one year before the new revisatisation law came into effect. Poland needed a clear and legit scheme that would help it sustain over 20% of its degraded areas which included more than …