Interactive Hospitals: A Smarter Approach To Patient Engagement
Hospitals and other healthcare organisations will find many benefits associated with becoming ‘smarter’. Smart hospitals use technology to improve service delivery, provide a better patient experience and automate tasks that burden staff time. One of the ways that hospitals can adopt smarter technology is by becoming interactive.
The Importance Of ‘Play’ When It Comes To Placemaking
Let us start by asking you a question. Take a moment to reflect on your hometown or city. If you could pick any place, space or object local to you and make it interactive, what would you choose? We believe every street object has the ability to serve people – whether it’s by sharing useful information, gathering insights or simply putting a smile on their faces!
It’s Time To Put Our Communities’ Mental Health And Wellbeing First
Every place and space worldwide has a duty of care when it comes to supporting their community’s health and wellbeing. This goes for local government, cities, emergency services, healthcare providers, universities, and workplaces – the list is endless.
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How US Cities Can Win The Fight Against Trash
Waste management provides an economic challenge for every town and city in the US. And around the world, for that matter. At the end of the last decade, 82.4% of the US population lived in urban areas. That figure is expected to rise to an estimated 90% by 2050. This means that unless the government can tackle waste management now, the challenges will continue to place growing pressure on communities and the places they live.
If You’re Not Adopting Digital Community Engagement, You’re Missing Out
The way that people communicate and engage with the public sector has never been more collaborative. Digital community engagement is key to widening participation and is allowing communities to be at the forefront of public decision-making. Communities around the world are ready to collaborate with their councils. It’s time for more public sector organisations to join their counterparts who have already adopted these new technologies.
How Can US Cities Make The Most of Their ARPA Funds?
On March 11, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to aid public health and economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic - making it one of the largest economic rescue plans in U.S. history!
How to Spend Your Welcome Back Fund
Since the start of the pandemic, footfall in some towns and city centres have decreased by up to 70%, and our local businesses are paying the price. The Welcome Back Fund has been introduced to provide councils across England with a share of £56 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to encourage footfall back to the high street and show support to shops and hospitality businesses, who need the support of consumers now more than ever.
What Makes a Smart Campus? The Benefits And The Principles of Smart Campus Design
Higher Education Institutions compete on various levels to attract students. Finding an institution that carries a good reputation has become increasingly important to students, as more and more people hold degrees and compete for compelling jobs after graduation.
The Importance of Public Participation in Urban Planning
Urban planning attempts to organise socio-spatial relations across different scales of government and governance. The planning process typically has two functions; managing physical development and planning ahead for future growth and development. While these functions appear to focus solely on physical development, they are also concerned with economic, environmental and social needs.
Smart Governance : A Hybrid of Civic Technology IoT and Local Government
The importance of Smart Governance has been recognised as a fundamental necessity of smart cities as it creates a strong link between a government and its citizens. In the case of Hello Lamp Post we focus on how public services are delivered and better inform how governing bodies make their decisions based on the data derived from our playful and innovative solutions.
Smart City Technology Benefits And The World’s Top 10 Smartest Cities
Smart cities are places where digital solutions are leveraged to enhance the use of traditional networks and services. Thereby the aim of smart cities is to increase the quality of life for the residents, improve sustainability, and benefit businesses.
Announcing our Partners
This week we're announcing the first wave of companies joining our newly formed partnership programme. We'll be working closely with five businesses who’s work aligns with our vision of creating more inclusive, democratic, human led cities.
The Past, Present & Future of Community Engagement
Thanks to digital technology, the world is rapidly evolving and the way in which citizens and local governments can communicate and engage has never been more innovative.
100 FAQs on Civic Tech, Citizen Participatory Technology, And Everything in Between
Civic technology, or civic tech, enhances the relationship between the people and government and is the term given to any form of innovative technology used in the public sphere to impact society positively.
What is Smart Tourism (And Why Does it Matter)?
The concept of Smart Tourism is defined by the European Union as a destination facilitating access to tourism and hospitality products, services, spaces and experiences through ICT-based (Information and communications technology) tools. By investing and developing these resources a city's intelligence is strengthened and visitor engagement enhanced.
Civic Technology and COVID-19
The growth of urbanisation has placed increased demand on infrastructure and services such as transportation, water/sanitation, energy, and civic projects. As cities continue to expand and demographics diversify, it has become challenging for governments, on a local level, to make informed decisions representative of the local population.
Meet The Team
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