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Course: Cultural Marketing/ City Branding

Prof. : Betty Tsakarestou

Team: Maria Kalogeropoulou Alexandra Koroxenidi Christos Ntabakakis Evi StoubouSmart Cities in north america



LivableWhat makes a city smart ?

MethodologiesMeasuring the quality of life

The top 25 Cities from Each Index

Red: North America cities

Results 2014-2015

Monocle Quality of Life Survey 2015 (added 22 new metrics, including housing and the cost of living, such as the price of a three-bed house to the cost of a coffee, glass of wine and decent lunch)

1.Tokyo, Japan2.Vienna, Austria3.Berlin, Germany4.Melbourne, Australia5.Sydney, Australia6.Stockholm, Sweden7.Vancouver, Canada8.Helsinki, Finland9.Munich, Germany10.Zrich, Switzerland 10.Copenhagen, Denmark 12.Fukuoka, Japan13.Singapore14.Kyoto, Japan15.Paris, France16.Madrid, Spain17.Auckland, New Zealand18.Lisbon, Portugal19.Hong Kong, China20.Amsterdam, Netherlands21.Hamburg, Germany22.Geneva, Switzerland23.Oslo, Norway24.Barcelona, Spain25.Portland, OR, USA

The Advancing Smart & Sustainable Cities Project, supported by a grant from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) Innovation Fund, is a collaboration of high-level sustainability, technology & innovation practitioners from within 12 US and Canadian city governments intended to identify smart city tools and approaches that advance sustainability and increase citizen engagement. The projects goal is to provide strategic smart city guidance to city staff, as well as provide insight to the smart city industry by communicating the needs of municipal governments in the use of and rollout of smart city technology.What North America do to make smart Cities?


The Advancing Smart & Sustainable Cities Project

bostonCityScore Improving everyday life

What is it?CityScore is a platform, similar to the baseball board, where the overall performance of the city is presented in the form of numerical scores. It is an open data initiative from the City Mayor and the city managers, available for everyone to see.

Domains:public serviceshealth careeducationinfrastructuretransportationcrime incidentsroad maintenance

bostonCityScore Improving everyday life

bostonCityScore Improving everyday lifeScoresCityScore aggregates key metrics from across the City into a single number that represents the Citys overall performance day-to-day.Score of exactly 1: the city meets the targetsScore of greater than 1: the city exceeds the targetsScore of less than 1: the city does not meet the targetsBad results are highlighted in red.Overall results per day, week, month and quarter.

bostonCityScore Improving everyday lifeIn that way the City achieves:transparency relationship of trust between the city government and the citizensability to focus rapidly on the domains that the city lacks and fix problems

According to the EIU , Mercer and Monocles rankings about what makes a city liveable, the CityScore helps the City of Boston improve itself in the categories of stability, democracy, crime, healthcare, medical considerations, education, infrastructure, public services and transportation.

Washington D.C Green city

Washington D.C Green cityOne of the greenest cities in North AmericaAccording to a report from the non profit Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Washington D.C. holds the largest area (1.2 million square feet) of green roofs across the country. The city stealthily supports green roof investment. Green roofs absorb heat, have an insulating effect and therefore reduce the consumption of energy for heating or cooling. Exposure on a green roof environment enhances concentration and productivity. Planting more trees across the city, the use of bikes as a means of transportation or of electrically driven carts for monument-touring are other measures taken up by the city in an effort to fight climate change and reduce the consumption of energy.

Washington D.C Green cityStudy conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Siemens - Part of the Green City Index

Washington D.C ranks 8th Rankings based on the criteria of: CO2, energy, land use, buildings, transport, water, waste, air and environmental governance.

Washington D.C Green cityAccording to Siemens Report

Land use: 6th: High percentage of green space, strong green land-use policies. Buildings: 3rd:Third highest percentage of LEED-certified buildings Energy: 13th : among the highest rate for saving electricity consumption per capita, at 70 gigajoules per person.Green initiatives: Since 2010 a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the city. Goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations by 80% by 2050. Plan covers 33 specific measures that focus on buildings, transportation, land use and waste management.

Chicago rules

Chicago rulesProjects underway /right conditions to increase the development.Large city need to run smart city projects better management of their core services.Quite innovative in terms of its use of data / focus on being a more data- centric city.600 datasets in human- and machine- readable format available on the citys website.

New city program takes in data from 31 different sources (p.e. where garbage bins are overflowing, weather patterns and the location of vacant buildings to predict when rat nests will appear).GPS for the buses information on the arrival times estimation of traffic congestion.The Array of Things (AoT) project 3D printed sensors on traffic lights poles around the downtown post data such as sound and vibration to the open data website smart Chicago.Chicago rules

Sustainable city / broad action plan in 7 items economic development, job creation, energy efficiency and clean energy, transportation options, water, waste water, waste, recycling, parks, open spaces, healthy food, climate change.Municipal fuel consumption is to be reduced by 10%.The most bike (50km of bicycle tracks added) and pedestrian friendly city in the U.S..The program Retrofit Chicago helps owners of private residential and commercial buildings to retrofit buildings with a 20% energy use reduction within 5 years.Chicago rules

Houston, we do not have problem!

The city of Houston is building a wireless municipal network that will provide fourth-generation (4G) broadband wireless connectivity for city applicationsHouston, we do not have problem!

TargetsTo Improve traffic safety and congestion throughout the city through remote control up to 2500 traffic intersections and 1500 school zone flashers To improve customer service and reduced costs by connecting the citys mobile automated meter reading, or AMR, system to the WiMAX network to remotely monitor 500,000 water meter accounts To affordably expand connectivity service to over 500 facilities and operations (i.e., water/wastewater plants maintenance, libraries, etc.); To make excess bandwidth available to enable free Internet access benefitting some 300,000 residents in underserved, communities (i.e., public computer centers for children where children can get free Internet access and have a safe environment to stay and learn and 20 centers are already operating today)To lower overall costs by reducing commercial expenses and operating its own network.

Houston, we do not have problem! LIVABILITY, LIVEABILITY AND THE LIMITED UTILITY OF QUALITY-OF-LIFE RANKINGS, Brian W. Conger, Volume 7 , Issue 4, June 2015



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