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Importance of Mega Cities (02:37)


Computer scientist Ina Schieferdecker from the Frauhofer Institute (FOCUS), Berlin, gives a Falling Walls lecture on the advantages of open data for informed cities, which are the future.

Open Data (02:05)

Schieferdecker stresses the importance of returning to primary data for information and the availability of uninterpreted data through the Sunlight Foundation.

Smart Cities Concepts (03:41)

Schieferdecker explains that solutions must be smart uses of the intelligence. Information and communication technologies are fundamental for modern cities.

Challenges for the Future Internet (02:12)

The future internet depends on connecting things to generate data and building up services. As information networks become the nerve system of a city, technical changes must occur.

Shifts in Privacy Concepts (01:11)

Opening data requires paradigm shifts in concepts of public versus confidential data, publishable or restricted, and free versus limited use as consumers become producers.

The City Data Cloud (01:20)

Cloud technology provides a data platform for the city. Schieferdecker proposes a City Data Cloud to store and provide open, commercial and private data to registered users as metadata.

Using the Data in Berlin (01:38)

Open data use is important to adjust to changing demands in the city. Berlin has implemented a system using real time data to train scheduling and green zone control.

Credits: Breaking the Wall of Uninformed Cities: How Open Data Makes Urban Life Smarter (00:03)

Credits: Breaking the Wall of Uninformed Cities: How Open Data Makes Urban Life Smarter

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The idea of sustainable urban planning is usually connected to images of green areas, efficient public transportation, and futuristic buildings. But it is the information and telecommunications infrastructure that ultimately determines a city’s ability to face the many challenges of creating livable, prosperous, and future-safe development. Featured in this Falling Walls lecture, computer scientist Ina Schieferdecker currently heads the Competence Center MOTION (Modeling and Testing for System and Service Solutions) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) in Berlin. FOKUS explores how information and communication technologies contribute to more comfortable and secure living. MOTION develops solutions inspired by topics ranging from the future of the Internet and medical technologies to ICT programs for smart cities—which help not only local government authorities to share information with citizens, but also businesses and organizations to create novel urban processes and services. (16 minutes)

Length: 16 minutes

Item#: BVL53582

ISBN: 978-0-81608-670-2

Copyright date: ©2012

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