Requirements for Cities Transformation into Smart Ecosystems

The PPP of my talk in the workshop “Smart Cities digital transformation and digital competences for smart cities’ personnel”. The online workshop took place on Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 10:30 -14:30 (EEST). It was organised in the framework of the DEVOPS project, which aims to close the gap between today’s and future’s skills demand of…

Digital research and innovation: why do platforms prevail?

In recent days we have seen a series of initiatives to combat the pandemic with data, web platforms for research sharing, and models for simulation and forecasting. But how successful can these efforts be? What digital systems can strengthen and accelerate research and innovation in various fields of science and technology? Digital platforms, sharing research…

Rules, collective and human intelligence: Balance in mission-driven research

Unprecedented circumstances with Covid-19 make the need for mission-driven research to be more urgent, mobilizing research labs to discover drugs and vaccines, squeezing the usual timeline for such discoveries and bypassing standard operating rules. But what is the balance between mission rules and human ingenuity? On June 11, 1969, NASA announced that Apollo 11 received…

Post-Platform Economy

An open access paper just published on the “post-platform economy”, an economy based on decentralized and self-organized interactions between producers and consumers over “Distributed Market Spaces”. Currently, very successful platform-based ecosystems are verticals markets. They manage to leverage technology and network effects, setup large ecosystems, and gain unprecedented power, putting them in a position of…

Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era

Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era is an edited collection including 13 chapters written by M. Angelidou, A.-V. Anttiroiko, D. Bechtsis, F. Duarte, C. Kakderi, N. Komninos, I. Kompatsiaris, K. Kourtit, V. Loscri, N. Mitton, L. Mora, V. Moustaka, P. Nijkamp, J. Oskam, A. Özdemir, R. Petrolo, A. Panori, C. Ratti, A. Reid, H. Schaffers, I….

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence is about digital and cyber-physical platforms that enable people, institutions and machines to connect, collaborate and resolve complex problems of the 21st century. Internet and world-wide-web platforms, big data analytics, software applications, social media and civic technologies, allow for the creation of smart ecosystems in which connected intelligence emerges and disruptive,…

JRC publishes report on the Future of Cities

JRC publishes report on the Future of Cities

This report identifies challenges influencing the future of cities in Europe and beyond, presenting several perspectives from which to look at resolving these issues. It is an initiative of the JRC and is supported by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). The main aim is to raise open questions and steer…