The Transit Elevated Bus (rendering above) carries passengers over traffic on existing roadways. (Credit: China TBS via YouTube)

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In 2016, 600 million connected things will be added to the already existing 1.1 billion deployed across cities worldwide. Yet, according to Gartner, in 2017 this will surge by nearly one billion topping approximately 2.7 billion connected things.

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How to make cities more livable for people? How to create good, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all? I’m not an urban planner nor an architect. I’m not a sociologist or an anthropologist either.

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This story was produced by the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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There’s been no shortage of hype about the relationship between cities and data, especially so-called big data.

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The metal is mined, and supplies are currently dominated by China, South Africa, Russia and the US. Vanadium has a medium risk of supply shortage and a high political risk.

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While no single organization or person coordinates all of the distinct efforts to improve the integration of information technology with Amsterdam’s city services, the city is well-placed to determine which of the many ASC pilots should be expanded.

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Dr. Terry Norman has worked with us on our IoTUK project. Here, he blogs about his idea of IoT reaching maturity when it moves beyond a collection of M2M interventions.

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As smart cities in the UK seem to be unknown to the large majority of Brits, other initiatives overseas are making the news. Yet, the smart city opportunity is very much alive in the UK. For example, London alone may benefit from £8.

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