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In less than a week, political and business leaders, experts and academics will descend on Shanghai for the next global Smarter Cities summit. As we’ve done in Berlin, and in New York City, our goal is to convene leaders representing all the systems in a city to surface the challenges and opportunities for charting the next phase of the world’s urban centers.

As the world’s largest city in one of the largest and fastest growing economies, Shanghai provides the perfect backdrop to explore the converging realities of massive urbanization and a scarcity of resources. It’s no coincidence that the summit is at the head end of the six-month long long Shanghai Expo. With the theme-appropriate “Better City, Better Life” urban sustainability will be a recurring theme throughout the Expo.

In support of the Smarter Cities summit, we’ll feature a number of city-centric posts, and during the event itself, June 2 and 3, we’ll share on the blog and on Twitter as much of the major insights stemming from the event as we can about the major themes of the conference: transportation, education, public safety, health care, water management and energy. Stay tuned, as they say.

In the meantime, spend some time exploring the interactive SmarterCity experience for a deeper IBM perspective on the city as a system of systems. Just click on the graphic below.

thesmartercity

(for a non Flash version, go here).

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7 Comments
 
June 14, 2011
3:34 pm

hi, great blog post. will come back later.


Posted by: Kenyatta Lamphier
 
November 29, 2010
11:19 am

Barnaby, thanks… deleting the comment. Must have been a spammer using your name, but linking to their own site.


Posted by: Adam Christensen
 
November 29, 2010
5:39 am

Hello,
Just to let you knw that I have never posted a blog on your site even thogh my name appears on it and when the link to me is clicked it accuses me of violating the terms of yourt site al of which is untrue.
Please remove it from the blog string


Posted by: Barnaby Lawrence
 
October 16, 2010
9:18 pm

Why not contain mega cities to a limit and build other smaller cities to accommodate the masses? There must be a cut-off point that optimizes on people mass versus services and resources.


Posted by: David
 
May 30, 2010
9:46 am

Thank you for reading my blog! Anyway I noticed that the translation is pretty bad. Lately I “projected” high space and resources efficiency residential areas with a great number of integrated services obtained through the joint use of domotics, cloud-computing and stuff-sharing. I’d like to deepen this topics with you :)


Posted by: Emanuele Spatola
 
May 27, 2010
12:25 pm

Thanks for the comment, Emanuale, and for the link to your blog (the translate button is very helpful as my Italian is sadly nonexistent!). I liked your post about trash and waste too. Definitely a huge need for behavioral changes by consumers and producers – an area where policy and incentives can play a big role.

IBM has done a number of Smarter Cities related things there in Italy. I’ll find a few links and share them here soon for you to peruse.


Posted by: Adam Christensen
 
May 27, 2010
11:28 am

wow, this project is so interesting!! I have a lot of ideas on this topics (some of them can be found on http://theidealcity.blogspot.com/ (there is the google translate gadget on the right column)). I’m going to graduate in 2 months in computer engineering and i’d love to work on this project!!


Posted by: Emanuele Spatola
 
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