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Bristol has been working with San Sebastian and Florence to explore the potential for using Systems Thinking to produce comprehensive Sustainable Smart City Plans. The project partners, which includes Arup, Bristol City Council, Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Bristol, are gathering at Open Space in Bristol to set out some of the lessons learned [...]
Posted: August 27, 2015, 8:57 am
The Accessible Bristol group are holding another of their excellent talks on accessible technologies at the Engine Shed tomorrow. Mark Rogers of Powermapper will be going through how well different sufficient techniques work in different assistive technology. Sign up to attend via the Accessible Bristol Meetup Group.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 1:14 pm
Pitch@Palace supports Entrepreneurs in acceleration their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners. Pitch@Palace 4.0 will focus on the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, with a specific emphasis upon products and services that are helping to create a smarter world, as well as empowering consumers and [...]
Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:42 am
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), an intergovernmental organization whose mission is “to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics”, will be hosting an event on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the constitution making context. From the announcement (emphasis […]
Posted: August 17, 2015, 5:05 pm
More and more Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming available covering all sorts of topics. A few interesting ones  have recently opened up in these interesting areas; Smart Cities: Internet of Things: Sustainable Cities: The courses are free, and there shouldn’t be issues with capacity, but some of them are starting soon so go ahead and register [...]
Posted: August 13, 2015, 11:14 am
Oooft! What’s going on over at Aviation House? Only the end of an era, that’s all. First Mike left and then the triple-whammy of Ben, Russell and Tom all saying sayonara at the same time. It’s all been a bit of a shock, even for wise-heads who might claim to have seen portents of its… Continue reading What’s going on at the Government Digital Service?
Posted: August 11, 2015, 9:48 pm
Chris Adams, President at Denver, Colorado-based Engaged Public, just announced the launch of a new LinkedIn group focused on “engaging the public on public budgets”. From his post: Is public engagement on public budgets even a thing? It is if you believe that traditional public hearings (a.k.a. “three minutes at the mic”), posting huge PDFs on websites, […]
Posted: August 11, 2015, 6:12 pm
I came across a very useful archive of open data resources on LinkedIn. The list was created by Edafe Onerhime, a Strategist, Speaker and Consultant, so thanks and acknowledgement go to her. I’ve reposted the list here and intend to add to it as I come across more handy bits and pieces; What is Data / [...]
Posted: August 11, 2015, 8:47 am
On 15th September INCA and Bristol City Council will run the third Better Broadband for Business voucher scheme workshop, led by James Saunby and aimed at small businesses in the Brisol area. This will be followed by a Technical Showcase: How to Build a Broadband Network led by Rob Leenderts. In the evening there will [...]
Posted: August 4, 2015, 11:46 am
Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:41 am