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.

Forrester: Buenos Aires is insights driven

 

Leading industry analyst Forrester reports on several new initiatives that are contributing to making Buenos Aires a smart city.

By investing in connected city infrastructure and Internet of Things capabilities, the city of Buenos Aires is driving transformation. In order to personalize infrastructure changes, Buenos Aires has implemented systematic citizen engagement to ensure the need of citizens are being met.

 

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.