Bee is a green mobility sharing project set up in Naples. Electric cars – which can circulate in limited traffic zones and pedestrian areas, improving the mobility network
© Alan Lu (MIT-Mobile experience lab). Working inside Pandora will be via tablets and smart phones, while desks will be work-stations with shared screens and meetings will be brain-storming sessions via Internet
© Felipe Correa / Harvard Team. Perspectival view of the upper and lower valley visualizing the new metro system in relation to the larger metropolitan region of Quito
© Max Tomasinelli. The Looking Glass recognizes the user and obeys commands, through interaction with a one-way mirror, an LCD screen, a webcam and a 3D scanner
Erica Marson and Alessia Pincini
A smart city is built on a smart grid – a cluster of intelligent energy and information networks. These enable services to be provided in the environment surrounding us and ensure that the system itself can give a real-time response to any change underway.
The ever greater quantity of available data and information, together with the ability to gather, analyze and use these, is a further key factor in building a system capable of improving citizens’ quality of living through a sub-structure created by the networks and their use in various sectors: mobility, economy, governance, people, environment and living. And it is precisely awareness of these aspects that has resulted in the discussion material presented on the following pages – a freeze-frame of the current situation as well as reflection and drive for future steps forward.
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