In these days one of the hot topics in Europe is “smart city”. People are working on new technologies and innovative projects to make cities smarter. Many events on smart city are all around the World. Recently, one of the biggest event, Smart City Expo World Congress 2014, was held on 18-20 November 2014 in Barcelona where TAGES promoted its smart city projects; RADICAL and CitySDK.
This years’ Smart City Expo World Congress realized with great interest of people. It is stated in the event’s web-site that the 2014 event was the most international in its history, bringing together around 400 cities and 41 international delegations. Beside Congress, the most attractive part of the event is the exhibition area where many smart city projects and new technologies on smart city have been exhibited.
One of these smart city projects was RADICAL (Rapid Deployment for Intelligent Cities and Living) Project. RADICAL is an ICT PSP Project co-funded by the European Commission and the aim of the project is to develop, deploy and operate interoperable social networking and Internet of Things services in smart cities. The RADICAL services belong to the areas of Cycling Safety, Green Products Management, Data Journalism, Participatory Urbanism, Augmented Reality and Eco‐consciousness. Leyla Arsan and Erdem Gulgener attended the event representing TAGES. They promoted the RADICAL (Rapid Deployment for Intelligent Cities and Living) project, where TAGES is one of the project partners, and connected with other cities and relevant projects for RADICAL project’s replicability. For more information about the project, please visit the project website http://www.radical-project.eu/
Moreover, the final review meeting of CitySDK – Smart City Service Development Kit Project (2012-2014) which is another ICT PSP Smart City Project funded by the EC, was realized on 21 November 2014 in Barcelona and it was really very successful meeting. The Project Officer and the reviewers commented that the project was one of the best so far.
CitySDK Team celebrating the successful completion of the project
CitySDK cookbook is out for those who are curious about the Project results! It introduces to you the opportunities CitySDK APIs offer for cities and developers. It showcases the experiences Helsinki, Amsterdam and Lisbon have had with open harmonized APIs, giving concrete examples of the use of the current CitySDK APIs. Last part of the toolkit focuses on step-by-step guidance for starting your journey with CitySDK or any other API.
The animation video of the project is also here: