6 Key Components for Smart Cities

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7/4/2013 10:04:45 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Refer to previous work you build on
Ok, on your other post on I can see that you refer to other's work, though some link to these works would be nice, just as you do with other documents too in your post.

7/4/2013 9:46:36 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Refer to previous work you build on
Dear Boyd,

Your wheel undoubtably builds on previous work I have done with some colleagues in the project European Smart Cities back in 2007. The model is even cited on Wikipedia since 2009. Don't get me wrong, I am really happy if it is used and developed further (and I like what you did), but I think you should make your references clear and what your work is based on.


12/25/2012 3:20:26 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: wheel is good
I too very much appreciate the concept of a wheel [full disclosure: I rely on a bicycle to navigate parts of Los Angeles].  The "Mobile" aspect of the wheel is of special interest to me, no matter the Urban landscape.  But Buenos Aires in particular is a topography I have some familiar with.  Good to know the Tango of Sustainability is in progress!

12/19/2012 1:37:14 PM
User Rank Blogger
wheel is good
Thanks for your post. The idea of a wheel makes a cities 'smartness' visible and easy to see which components can be improved. I hope yoru tool proves invaluable in Buenos aires. We need to be more methodical and analytic about our appraoch to Smart Cities and this seems a step in the right direction

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
12/19/2012 12:14:38 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: How long will it take to have the baseline for Buenos Aires?
Can't wait to see this report, Boyd!

One thing: Being a smart city is kind of like being a perfect human; it's not attainable, but it's a great goal to have because it gets better results than simply saying "We'll do our best."

12/19/2012 8:34:44 AM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: How long will it take to have the baseline for Buenos Aires?
Good question.  It is going to be a few month project with 4 people from Buenos Aires Ministerio de Modernizacion working with other government agencies to source data for all aspects of the wheel.  It will be one of the first efforts to establish a holistc baseline smart city diagnostic.  

But as they say how do you know if you are improving if you don't measure anything?

We are planning to share the results of this process with teh smart cities community and to encourage and support other cities who would like to do the same, which allow for richer information sharing and benchmarking.


12/19/2012 6:45:10 AM
User Rank Burgher
How long will it take to have the baseline for Buenos Aires?
Hi Boyd:

Can you share with us the scope of the plan? Seems like a lot of work :-)

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