Before they arrive they should visit www.Dublin.ie a new web site that celebrates the very essence of Dublin; the people, places and things that make it truly unique as a place to live, work and learn in.
Let’s say that they want to cycle around Dublin. They could hop on a Coca-Cola Zero Dublin Bike one of the most successful bike rental schemes in the world. There are 1,500 bikes available at 101 stations around the city. If they prefer to drive they can book a city wide car pooling GO Car and use our pay zone smart parking app.
If they wanted to use public transport they could pick up a public transport payment card (LEAP) and check the Dublin Dashboard to find out real time travel information. The Traffic Management Centre keeps traffic moving across the city.
They might want to experience an Irish football (Gaelic) or hurling match in our 88,000 seater national stadium Croke Park (one of the largest stadiums in Europe). It is also one of the world’s first carbon neutral stadiums and now the test bed for a suite of cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
They will probably be impressed with our clean streets a result of the deployment of Smart bins (big belly compactors) which not only collect and compact with real time monitoring, but also collect environmental variables and count pedestrian numbers. If they venture out to North Dublin (Fingal county council) they could find out the latest happenings in the area with their Unfolding News Story App which was developed in partnership with ESRI.
Visit out Smart Stories page to find out about this and many other projects happening in the Dublin region!
In Amsterdam you can really be involved in the development of Amsterdam as smart city. We are constantly looking for citizens who want to join us in several pilots, on topics such as renovation of homes or energy storage at your home or in your car or getting involved in several hackathons, challenges or labs which address urban challenges. Besides this, citizens can initiate smart projects, just as any other stakeholder in Amsterdam, varying from big companies, to start-ups, to knowledge institutions, to creative citizens with bright ideas. All these innovators can easily connect with each other via the community of Amsterdam Smart City.
A visitor or citizen in Amsterdam will run into several solutions during the day. We are a biking city, more and more goods are transported via the canals or by bike or electrically, we are working on smart moblity solutions, such as using data to predict parking spaces and Amsterdam aims to achieve 1 million solar panels in 2017 in the City.
Besides this Amsterdam is a Sharing City, you can share bikes, cars, working space, tools etc. In the North of Amsterdam a Circular Living Lab is created in the Buiksloterham Neigbourhood and near central station an IoT Living lab has been created with Lora technology enabled Beacons (sensors). Many more examples on the website.
With everything our city is offering now this is quite simple. Referring to high quality of life with “smart day” let us imagine such a day of someone living on the outskirts of Ljubljana: he wakes up in the morning, prepares a nutritious breakfast with locally produced organic food from the Ljubljana countryside; from his home he can drive an electric vehicle, which is part of the »car sharing« system, he then leaves it at the P+R parking lot and takes one of the 68 methane powered buses to his office in the city centre; during the day he can go to a meeting by bicycle using the public bicycle rental system Bicikelj; in the afternoon he takes a walk on the renovated embankments of the Ljubljanica river, a project for which we have won the first place in competition with 347 European cities, and in the expanded pedestrian zone he can attend an event at the information office of the European Green Capital 2016, set up in front of the City Hall; then the whole family can ride the electric train on a circular tour of Ljubljana’s sights. During the whole day, which he planned with the help of several mobile applications offered by the city, he is abiding by the rules of responsible environmental management, he saving energy and water and is diligently separating waste. Ljubljana offers many opportunities and incentives for practices which are friendlier towards the environment and the society. But the fact remains that the individuals are the ones who decide whether they will take advantage of these opportunities, and that is why we are putting a lot of effort in awareness-raising of residents so they would take a »greener« sustainable path.
The lives of our citizens are very different. What happens in the city center is different from what happens in the north and in the south. But for practical purposes of the exercise, and framing it clearly in its “smart relationship” with the city, we could affirm something like this: the citizen wakes up, goes online and can sees how is the mobility, the climate, etc., thanks to the open data.
When he leaves home, he can also access the interactive information screens on the entire city. If he sees things that are not working, he can communicate, via social networks, with the team of the mayor or by logging in MiMedellín and proposing solutions. This team is always there to serve the people .If he does not have mobile internet, he can connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots around the city. In case he thinks of a business idea, he can enter the data portal of Finance and get to know more on the best places to materialize his idea, and so on.
The most important thing is that they always have the possibility to connect to deal with their own affairs and contribute to the construction of the city.
Without smart people, there are no smart cities. Citizens of Budapest are cooperative, and they welcome innovative ideas and implementations. More and more households have smart meters equipped. After leaving our residence we have the possibility to leave our car in a P+R parking place and from there we can use the public bike-sharing system named BUBI to go to our workplace.
If we choose the public transportation we could use the FUTÁR Journey Planner app on the web, on our smartphones and tablets to manage our time consciously.
At the office we are making great efforts to eliminate or greatly reduce the use of paper which is another aspect of a smart vision besides the others mentioned above.
Operation of the city’s infrastructure, public services and their modernisation is one of the major priorities of the Municipality of Budapest. These investments are important not only for the population, but they also affect the changes of potential development plans, and are important elements of the city’s competitiveness to help to reduce difference and fragmentation between regions. The preventive and adapted answers provided for climate change, lower CO2 emission and the improvement of the capital’s environmental conditions could be achieved primarily by modernizing and developing the city’s sub-system responsible for city-operations.
Sustainable development, livable environment, automation and digitalization are the keywords of a smart lifestyle. In addition to raising public awareness and encouraging the utilization of a variety of innovative services, events and campaigns will be organized.
Being a “smart citizen” in Vienna can be achieved in various ways, and Smart City Wien is accompanying us in our daily lives – by using renewable energy, by switching from car to bike, but also by being part of an innovative start-up that develops technologies to assist migrants in the job seeking process. The most important fact is that Smart City Wien is securing our social inclusion efforts and our quality of life.
La giornata di un cittadino può essere facilitata dalla possibilità di raggiungere il proprio posto di lavoro attraverso un’ottima rete di mezzi pubblici, potendo fruire di servizi online senza doversi recare negli uffici pubblici o, nel caso sia necessario, potendo effettuare una prenotazione “intelligente” del proprio turno allo sportello. Muovendosi sul territorio potendo sfruttare una rete internet pubblica gratuita, venendo informati di quello che succede nella propria città attraverso i canal social del proprio Comune e potendo effettuare le proprie segnalazioni all’amministrazione comunale attraverso una semplice app.