SmartCity Updates

  • Coord - Curbs (sidewalks) are a valuable public space. Coord helps inventorise, manage and beneficially utilize curbs, including reapplying them as dynamically priced spaces. Consumers favour using curbs for public dining.
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  • Adelaide - A renewable power supplier paid A$ 200M for a Tesla battery farm (to smoothen the power supply), and last year, savings totaled A$ 116M. Essentially, the facility paid for itself in 2+ years, and will save some A$ 100M per year thereafter
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  • Qualcomm - Turns its San Diego campus into a mini smart city and test bed for its tech and that of its partners (IoT, security cameras, sensors, analytics, energy optimization, bus despatch etc).. FB is also building a village in San Francisco. Private sector driven mini smart cities could be the way to go (vs monolithic city hall ones).
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  • Boston - While cities are increasingly being paved over, Boston does the opposite by re-introducing forests back into the city.
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  • Paris - Reduces parking spaces by 50% and asks residents what they want to do with the space. Paris is also aiming to be a 15 min city where everything is just 15 mins away. [Reduction in parking works best in conjunction with new mobility.]