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Australia launches USD38 million smart cities programme

The Australian Government is encouraging local councils to find technology solutions to improve suburbs and cities.

Speaking at a Future Cities Summit in Brisbane last week, Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities, announced a series of stakeholder roundtables to be held in September to kick-start the AU$50 million (US$38 million)  285 more words

Communiqué: World’s leading standards bodies join forces on Smart Cities

Inspired by dialogue at the World Smart City Forum in Singapore, 13 July 2016, representatives of IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE, CEN-CENELEC and ETSI convened at a follow-up meeting initiated by IEC to discuss means of accelerating and better aligning their standardization work in support of Smart Cities. 660 more words

Free Website Hosting in Microsoft Azure

There are many excellent reasons to use Microsoft Azure to host applications and enterprise systems. There’s even plenty of criticisms on it being expensive to host small websites, however the App Service offering in Microsoft Azure does offer the ability to easily host a website in the cloud completely FREE! 179 more words

Infrastructure

Myanmar's Experiment

Myanmar’s GDP may be growing at more than 8 percent. But the economic challenges in this country, where 70 percent of the population is employed in low-yield agriculture, are rendered formidable by crumbling and non-existent infrastructure, archaic laws, unskilled workers, low tax revenues, budget deficits and high inflation.

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Politics

On being constructively skeptical on transport and traffic

Social media is full of news or what is being passed off as news about various transport projects or initiatives. These include a proposed subway line for Metro Manila, road sharing initiatives, inter-island bridges, gateway airports and others major infrastructure projects that are being conceptualized, planned, studied or designed. 511 more words

Governance

Roads to Baguio: Marcos Highway - Part 1

In my recent trip to Baguio, I made sure to take new photos of roads particularly the major ones that made that city in the mountains accessible. 291 more words

Highways And Streets