Scenario planning – stories about future cities

 

How often do you think about the future of cities? An hour a day? An hour a week?
 

Even if we work towards the future every single day, we spend almost all of our time concentrating on the present, working to solve today's issues. We’ve given serious thought to different scenarios that may become real for cities in the future. We invite you to think along with us, as you read about Julie, Alicia, Adam, and Daria in a world in which cities are very different than they are today.

Why is it important for cities to re-evaluate citizen focus now? How can technology engage citizens and humanize cities? Why is personalization context so important to the future of smart cities? What strategies and tools can cities use to become more citizen-centric? A new report, “Building smart cities for smart citizens” addresses these and other urgent questions that smart city experts face now.Why is it important for cities to re-evaluate citizen focus now? How can technology engage citizens and humanize cities? Why is personalization context so important to the future of smart cities? What strategies and tools can cities use to become more citizen-centric? A new report, “Building smart cities for smart citizens” addresses these and other urgent questions that smart city experts face now. 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

Empowering cities

Empowering cities (EIU webinar)

 

The digital revolution has profoundly changed the way consumers communicate with companies. People expect a more interactive relationship with all the organizations, but public authorities have been slow to establish such a dialog process.

Monica Woodley is editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit. In this webinar she discusses about digital technology, citizen engagement and urban decision making, and presents the main results of the EIU study conducted.

Why is it important for cities to re-evaluate citizen focus now? How can technology engage citizens and humanize cities? Why is personalization context so important to the future of smart cities? What strategies and tools can cities use to become more citizen-centric? A new report, “Building smart cities for smart citizens” addresses these and other urgent questions that smart city experts face now.Why is it important for cities to re-evaluate citizen focus now? How can technology engage citizens and humanize cities? Why is personalization context so important to the future of smart cities? What strategies and tools can cities use to become more citizen-centric? A new report, “Building smart cities for smart citizens” addresses these and other urgent questions that smart city experts face now. 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

Empowering Cities (EIU report)

 

City stakeholders, such as citizens, businesses, and governments who use digital technologies play a much larger role than just utilizing smartphones and social media– they shape the futures of cities. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of Philips, is finding out how impactful these technologies are when engaging with urban environments. These components allow stakeholders to communicate with each other – resulting in an influence on how their city develops.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.

 

In search of finding out the extent to which citizens and businesses use digital technologies to impact city infrastructures and communicate with city officials, the EIU, on behalf of Philips, has conducted research surveys and expert interviews. This joint program is key in the ongoing investigation of the future of cities and urban environments.