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CLASS: Developing technology for smart cities and connected cars

This video shows how smart communication between vehicles and cities is about to take a big step forward. The European project CLASS is making this a reality by converging and evolving high performance computing, low power embedded and big data analytics computing technologies into a unified software architecture, capable of efficiently coordinating and distributing computation resources along the compute continuum, from edge to cloud. More information:

https://class-project.eu


CBS Monitor of Well-being

The figure on economic growth does not say everything about how we are in the Netherlands. That is why Statistics Netherlands has developed the Broad Prosperity Monitor at the request of the Second Chamber. Statistics Netherlands researcher Jan Pieter Smits explains what we can say about prosperity in the Netherlands now, later and elsewhere in the world


Climate impact in Financial Industry

The Dutch Banking Association (NVB) organised a conference about the climate impact in the financial industry. It has impact in all Industries.  


Working with sensors to measure health

Sensors have become an essential tool of everyday life. Think for example about the blood pressure monitor inside a smartwatch or the step counter on a smartphone. Sensors are accurate, which is why Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is exploring various ways to implement them – e.g. as a substitute for survey questionnaires. A number of experiments to this end were conducted at the second Sensor Data Challenge event in January 2019. The event was co-hosted by Statistics Netherlands, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Utrecht University.

(source CBS  Author: Miriam van der Sangen)


Mobile World Congres now named MWC

25-28 February MWC19 was hosted in Barcelona again and showed all new mobile building blocks for a Smart Society. The Dutch were present at the Orange Dutch Pavilion. Click on the photo for an impression of the 2018 booth. (source Dutch IT-Channel / Executive-people)


Quick conversion from Waste to Drinkable water (Dutch)

Samilla Sanitation Hubs converts urine quickly into clean drinking water and fertilizer. This Dutch invention is now continuing and with this hub it also converts black water into raw materials. A Perfect solution to contibute to the UN SDG 2 and 6. 


Municipality Vijfheerenlanden meets challenge of digitization and robotisation

January 4, 2019:

Mayor Jan Pieter Lokker of the brand new Municipality Vijfheerenlanden explains his challenge of the consequences of digitazation and robotisation for his residents in his maiden New Years Speech.

Amsterdam Business Awards and United Smart Cities

This year was a more important criterion of the Amsterdam Business Awards sustainability. In addition to the performance of the Earth Anthem at the gala, a film was also made especially for the Awards with Secretary General OiER (UN part) and director of United Smart Cities, USC, Kari Aina Eik.

The vision of United Smart Cities is to encourage innovative collaborations and to work with local / regional governments, industry, financial institutions and the United Nations to build influential, transformational and scalable solutions for cities. Towards a livable and sustainable metropolitan region of Amsterdam. For more information regarding Edwin Bijl projects: edwin.bijl@unitedsmartcities.org or Olaf Müller: olaf.muller@unitedsmartcities.org


Gamechanger for cities to understand data, implications and solutions

Geneva & New York: Offshore Simulator Centre AS showed simulation to UN and 10 members of the World Bank:  Using simulation to understand big data is child's play... 


Healthy drinking water & environment

In general the quality of the water supply network in the Netherlands meets the qualified standards, but is it healthy enough for use of the recommended 2 liters per person per day?

 

Marcel Luijendijk of Tradeline explains how to improve the quality standard, how vitalize and to filter inclusions like medicine remains. Looking at the SDG's he shows  how everyone can attribute in reducing waste of plastic disposable bottles.  


Roeselare & Antwerp (B): Award winners

A 'smart city' is not a label or goal in itself, but it is of course very nice to receive recognition for a beautiful, innovative project in the municipality. Every year Agoria, the Belgium federation of the technology industry, presents its Smart City Awards. With these awards people want to put cities and municipalities in the spotlight that use innovative technological solutions.

Roeselare is "Smartest City" this year thanks to the project "Increasing road safety through machine learning." Roeselare wants to increase road safety through cameras mounted on constantly driving cars: traffic signs are registered digitally, damage is reported digitally, the condition of the road is digitally reported.

The city of Antwerp won two prizes. In the Energy category, the 'Waterlink' project won, with which the city wants to replace all water meters (around 200,000) in the city with digital meters. Antwerp also won the Smart City Award for 'Smart to Antwerp', the online mobility platform with multimodal route planner.


Undiscovered Potentials - Best Practices around the Wolrd

How can cities around the world become smart and sustainable? In order to provide a valid answer, UNECE and OiER developed the global platform United Smart Cities (USC).

 

In 2016, UNECE initiated the worldwide initiative United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 16 UN agencies are involved in this. Using 92 performance indicators (Key Performance Indicators, KPIs, for smart sustainable cities), cities are evaluated according to their performance and their potential.

 

Forbes presents an exclusive list of five project cities that were examined by UNECE within the USC framework. What is striking is that the cities listed are not the ones that are typically famous worldwide, but rather are cities from developing countries, emerging markets and transition countries.


12th november 2018:

The Dutch & Smart Cities (SCEWC2018)

On Monday November 12th the business event ‘The Dutch & Smart Cities” took place.

During this business event workshops, deep-dives and roundtable discussions did focus on societal challenges and technological concepts in cities. Major John Jorritsma of the City of Eindhoven as Mission Leader and Kari Aina Eik of United Smart Cities / OiER (UN) will express the Internationa opportunities and challenges for the Dutch delegation.

 

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