Smart Cities, Smart Investment: USC at the Global Summit Berlin

Smart Cities, Smart Investment: USC at the Global Summit Berlin

Successful investment is one of the most important components in the life-cycle of a project. More and more investors recognize the value and future of Smart City projects, products and technologies. Especially the Construction and Infrastructure sector is receiving a lot of attention lately from investors. Quite natural, looking at all the tasks this branch will have to serve in the future. The…

Smart cities: Habitat and markets of the future

Smart cities: Habitat and markets of the future

The hotspots of the future are cities and urban areas. We have asked the USC Director Kari Aina Eik for an UdW interview. What is USC about? According to the United Nations, in 2050 around two-thirds of people will live in urban areas, some of which will be very small. This poses major challenges for the cities. Each city is unique, has its own DNA, and therefore needs individual solutions to…

USC @ the Business for Smart Cities Expocongress

USC @ the Business for Smart Cities Expocongress

We are looking forward to joining the global Business for Smart Cities event January 29th – 31st in Kiew. A space for decision makers of big global firms to find partners, for city leaders to find solutions to their problems, for start‐ups to find investors, and for investors to find projects and/or companies to invest in. Business for Smart Cities is a global event that annually gathers…

Join the USC Investment Marketplace

Join the USC Investment Marketplace

POSITION YOUR CITY, COMPANY OR STARTUP IN A GLOBAL INVESTMENT MARKETPLACE AND IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS. INTERACT WITH THE WORLD'S BEST AND MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION PROVIDERS, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SMART CITY EXPERTS.   In support of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030, USC is implementing the Investment Marketplace platform provided by Solved – The…

Cities Facing Climate Change

Cities Facing Climate Change

The effects of urbanization and climate change are converging in dangerous ways. Cities are major contributors to climate change: although they cover less than 2 per cent of the earth’s surface, cities consume 78 per cent of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of all carbon dioxide and significant amounts of other greenhouse gas emissions, mainly through energy generation,…

The way to become a Smart Sustainable City

The way to become a Smart Sustainable City

Why do cities need KPIs? Cities are the hubs of innovation that drive economic development, however, in the nascent period of a city’s growth, urbanization can have adverse effects on the environment and on its citizens. As we move forth on striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), cities have been encouraged to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to…

As cities become more innovative, they also become more unequal

As cities become more innovative, they also become more unequal

There’s a reason Silicon Valley is notoriously unequal—and it’s not just a matter of misconception or misplaced blame. Between 1990 and 2010, the tech industry’s growth directly caused San Francisco and San Jose’s inequality to grow as well, according to the preliminary draft of a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University and the…

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