When Smart City Initiatives Fail – and Why

12 factors that contributed to Smart City hardships.
In Bas Boorsma’s book, “A New Digital Deal. Beyond Smart Cities. How to Leverage Digitalization for the Benefit of our Communities” he has dedicated a chapter to lessons learned.

Sensative take: The failure often has an underlying reason; vertical solutions with locked-in data. This limits the usability of the harvested data, limits interoperability between organizations, prevents scalability, and limits access to legacy data and systems.

Lack of vision and architectural understanding is the real problem. The solution is horizontal open IoT, as provided by the Sensative Yggio platform.

A decade of smart city projects: What worked and what didn’t

Cities have learned that residents offer an important real-world reality check on tech-centric and data-driven work.

Lessons learned: It’s not about technology, apps, and flashy buzzwords. It’s about technology that works in real life solving real problems.

5 Ways Multifamily Design Will Have to Change

Developers putting shovels in the ground today will need to anticipate what renters want a couple of years from now, notes Rick Haughey of the National Multifamily Housing Council.

Smart apartments in smart buildings are the way forward to meet the modern tenant expectation.

Towards the smart city of 2025 – Smart Cities World

From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

The next 5 years is very much about maturity;

  • Trials and POCs will become mainstream capabilities.
  • Massive IoT roll-outs enabled by LPWANs like NB-IoT and LoRaWan.
  • Cities will turn into ecosystems of the city, municipalities, regions, buildings, public spaces, utilities, companies, citizens. Multiple data owners and legal entities collaborating in a secure and controlled way for mutual benefits.
  • and more, highlighted in this article…
Next-gen smart building solutions market worth $2 billion

The smart building market has begun to grow and evolve away from the traditional areas of HVAC, lighting, access control and safety to more advanced needs.

Sensative take: The next-gen smart building puts new requirements on the technology platforms. The traditional siloed verticals of Building Automation Systems must be integrated into a whole, providing full data availability to control and optimize.

With the right horizontal integration platform, you get new capabilities, new cost savings, and new business opportunities. Your buildings need an operating system covering all technologies, all properties in the portfolio, all suppliers, all legacy and new technologies, as well as providing interfaces to analytics, operation & maintenance, billing, customer services, and so on. That is, you need our Yggio platform.

New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived – And They’re Nothing Like Science Fiction

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to shape the future of cities. But here, researchers from the nearby University of Nottingham are planning to launch a “deep farm” that could produce ten times as much food as farms above ground. Deep farms are an example of what the latest wave of smart cities look like: putting people first by focusing on solving urban problems and improving existing infrastructure, rather than opening shiny new buildings.

Smart City projects are becoming less flashy show-offs and are turning to solve real issues. By using the right technology in close cooperation with the city operation and the citizens, real progress is being made.

Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast.

Is PropTech About To Have Its ‘Man On The Moon’ Moment?

Global real estate is the largest single asset class in the world, valued at around $230 trillion. That level of capital makes it a no-brainer that PropTech innovation holds a key stake in the world’s future, as it has the clear potential to impact billions of people.

Much like with the Space Race of the 20th century, there’s no going back for the proptech industry, as summarised by James Dearsley, the cofounder of global property and proptech platform for business Unissu: “No other industry that has gone through a digital transformation has ever gone back. Just like the music and automobile industries, real estate is changing forever.”

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Så vi tackar åter igen alla på Sensative och ett speciellt tack till projektledaren Peter Bårmann och vår handledare Björn Åkesson (till vänster i bilden). God jul och gott nytt år önskar Mjukvaruteststudenterna från EC Utbildning, David, Benjamin, Dania, Ernad och Mariam (saknas).

Stort tack för alla era insatser under praktiken! Med sådana studenter så ser vi fram emot fler praktikanter från EC Utbildning. Och lycka till i fortsättningen!

Sensorer varnar för höga vattennivåer – UochD

Under lucka 14 i Future by Lunds julkalender berättas det om att man använder sensorer för att varna för höga vattennivåer i Malmö stad.

Ytterligare en intressant tillämpning på Sensatives IoT-plattform Yggio.