Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.
China may have signed onto the smart cities mission a bit late in the game. However, a partnership of some of the country's top tech companies is intent on making up for lost time with a new initiative for smart cities development.
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You don’t always need to find a new funding source to pay for a major initiative. Learn about two approaches that governments are using to bring in millions in taxes and fees they are already supposed to be collecting.
While online retailers have been stealing business from traditional stores, three British cities have launched ambitious efforts to bring shoppers back. And it’s working. From smart parking and payments to strategic development, read on for ideas you can use to make your downtown vibrant.
Does more citizen engagement really lead to higher tax revenue for a city? The answer, says Barbara Thornton, is it depends. Read her guest commentary on research that shows how participatory budgeting can increase local tax revenues – and when the process can put civic initiatives at risk.
Some may wonder about a global payments and technology company becoming heavily involved in the smart cities initiative, but MasterCard most certainly has. Read the story for a MasterCard official’s view of the company’s role in smart cities. Hint: It has a lot to do with data.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has moved proposals before the finance ministry’s Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for seeking financial assistance from France and Germany for funding its five-year Smart City mission.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency and SoftBank Group Corporation have expressed their intention to invest up to Rs 12,000 crore and Rs 10 crore in Indore-Bhopal metro and solar power project in Madhya Pradesh, respectively.
A refugee camp in Kenya that’s expanding faster than it can be supported is getting a boost from MasterCard and a United Nations organization. See how an effort to support small farmers could greatly ease hunger in an area where it’s becoming exponentially worse.