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  1. Thanks and bon voyage

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities An update on yesterday's post:- I am providing an overview of the online discussion at the workshop, so thanks again for your contributions. Your views will be heard. Today @pdfoley ...

    Paul Foley - 19/06/2013 - 11:58

  2. Smart changes in Smart Cities

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities The Low2No initiative in Helsinki suggested that 50 per cent of a citizen’s carbon footprint concerned lifestyle choices.  They therefore embarked upon an ICT enabled campaign to induce ...

    Paul Foley - 05/06/2013 - 10:57 - 6 comments

  3. How can investment in digital public services help create jobs and fight unemployment?

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities Digital public services can create jobs in a number of ways. Enhanced cross-border services can assist businesses to move and trade in new markets. Open public data can generate a wealth ...

    Paul Foley - 15/05/2013 - 14:38 - 14 comments

  4. Household energy reporting promotes change

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities Providing people with information can encourage behavioural change. However, not all ways of conveying information to influence behaviour are equally effective. A US company Opower provi ...

    Paul Foley - 17/06/2013 - 11:43 - 3 comments

  5. Defining Smart Cities

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities Cities consume 75 per cent of worldwide energy production and generate 80 per cent of CO2 emissions (http://bit.ly/15okoMH).  Many have therefore argued that a sustainable urban model re ...

    Paul Foley - 31/05/2013 - 14:46 - 11 comments

  6. Challenges for developing a public sector website

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities What are the major challenges for developing and maintaining an accessible public sector website and what are your suggestions to overcome these challenges? ...

    Paul Foley - 15/05/2013 - 14:38 - 13 comments

  7. Information and energy consuming behaviour

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities Everyday energy-consuming behaviours (such as use of heating and lights) are largely habitual. Such habits are often reliant on automatic processes which can be particularly resistant to ...

    Paul Foley - 10/06/2013 - 11:29 - 3 comments

  8. Implications of growth in mobile access to digital services

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities The UK Cabinet Office reported that prior to Christmas 2013, GOV.UK (the one stop government portal) saw around 20 per cent of visits from mobile devices. After Christmas this has jumped ...

    Paul Foley - 23/05/2013 - 10:19 - 5 comments

  9. What is the most important issue that should be discussed at the workshop?- Sunshine?

    Workshop 2: going smart and accessible in public services and cities Workshop 2 covers a diverse range of areas.  Which do you think are the most important? For me it is the need to increase the number and growth rate of individuals using eGovernment serv ...

    Paul Foley - 15/05/2013 - 14:39 - 18 comments