Category: Smart Cities

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Will Cities Save Us?

With companies like FedEx and Maersk forecasting decreased revenues over the coming months as a result of the repressed global economy, trying to find upbeat economic news has become a challenge. “If

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Floating Cities

Whether one believes that climate change is accelerated by human activity or not, the fact that the earth’s climate has changed (and continues to change) is undeniable. Some of the more dire

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Update on Masdar City

Back in early 2009, I wrote a post about the zero-carbon city that was being planned in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Plan). Despite the global recession (which hit Dubai

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Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Plan

The United Arab Emirates has become a jewel in the desert because it is floating on a sea of oil. Such a place seems like an unlikely candidate for “an ambitious plan

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The Future of Urbanization

In a recent post about what Paul Polak has been doing in developing countries [Work versus Welfare], I mentioned the fact that he is expanding the scope of his work to include

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Building Resilient Cities

A Washington Post article by Annys Shin [“The City as Modern Muse,” 18 Sep 2006] discusses the theories being promoted by a George Mason University professor named Richard Florida about how to

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