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Smart Urban Spaces

With momentum around smart cities continuing to increase, a new paradigm is yet again appearing on the horizon: smart urban spaces. Public space needs to be reorganized to support and/or embed new forms of tech-driven mobility, transportation, distributed energy generation, and urban living a lot of which is firmly embedded in the sharing economy. Optimizing how the public space is used in terms of utilization rate, maximization, and achieving a new balance towards mixed use environments are quickly becoming key imperatives for city governments across the globe. The most obvious example of redefining urban space is the repurposing of parking space in the wake of the growing importance of ridesharing and future driverless car sharing. Other examples include smart and dynamic street designs, solar roads, uber-urbanization, and city-in-city concepts. Tech suppliers include Ford, Alphabet, Umbrellium, Colas, Siemens, Pavegen, Uber, Lyft, and Waze.

This report covers the main trends, concepts, technologies, vendor initiatives, and future city concepts. It provides insight into requirements, ecosystem dynamics, and future design guidelines.   

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. The Need to Reorganize Public Space in Smart Cities
    • 1.2. Main Technology-Driven Paradigms and Their Impact on Public Space
  • 2. IMPACT OF THE SHARING ECONOMY ON PUBLIC SPACES
    • 2.1. Mobility
    • 2.2. Energy
    • 2.3. Homes, Buildings, Accomodation, and Office Space
    • 2.4. Transportation and Freight
  • 3. SUPPLIERS AND ECOSYSTEM PARTICIPANTS
    • 3.1. Ford: Living Street
    • 3.2. Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet): Dynamic Street
    • 3.3. IFSTTAR: Removable Urban Pavement (RUP)
    • 3.4. Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet) and WATERFRONToronto
    • 3.5. Umbrellium
    • 3.6. DEWI Dubai/Colas: Solar Roads
    • 3.7. Siemens/Pavegen: Pedestrian Energy Harvesting
  • 4. DESIGNING SMART URBAN SPACES: DATA SHARING AND ANALYTICS
    • 4.1. SharedStreets Public-Private Partnership
    • 4.2. ATIS and Ignite
    • 4.3. Waze Connected Citizens Program (CCP)
  • 5. MANAGING SMART URBAN SPACES
    • 5.1. Smart City IoT Platforms
    • 5.2. Video Surveillance
  • 6. NEW SMART CITY CONCEPTS
    • 6.1. Principles and Design Guidelines
    • 6.2. Road Design Guidelines for Driverless Vehicles
    • 6.3. City Tech Zones and Mandates
    • 6.4. Visionary City Concepts

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