Clement Charles

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August 7th, 2013

ITU’s Green Standards Week set for Madrid, 16-20 September 2013 (pr)

ITU’s Green Standards Week set for Madrid, 16-20 September 2013 (pr)

Focus on advancing smart sustainable cities

Geneva, 6 August 2013 – The Third ITU Green Standards Week is set to tackle an agenda featuring ‘Smart Sustainable Cities’, e-waste, mobile device eco-rating schemes, and climate monitoring and disaster warning using submarine communications networks.

The 2013 event is being organized by ITU and hosted by Telefónica in Madrid, Spain, 16-20 September 2013, with partners comprising the Basel Convention, CEDARE, UNEP, UNESCO-IOC, the United Nations University, and WMO along with sponsors such as Huawei and Fujitsu.

The event’s agenda includes a High Level Segment on Smart Sustainable Cities, the second meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities, 17 September, as well as the prize-giving for the Telefónica-supported 3rd ITU Green ICT Application Challenge, 18 September.


July 5th, 2013

Future Cities (3): Smart is better than stupid (… unlike now?)

The future of cities is to be smart. To measure, to control, to adapt, to balance. Big internet and telecom players are heavily investing in such techs but also in communicating / lobbying to reach such goals.

IBM is clearly a leader in such communication and visions. This a basic video to start with.

July 3rd, 2013

Future Cities: part 1 – TEDx Talks by Tobias Wallisser

To start this series of curated video on Future Cities, I think you’ll enjoy this 2010 TEDx Talks  Tobias Wallisser, from UNStudio in Amsterdam. UNStudio is my perspective one of most innovative architecture firm around – I discovered them through Taschen books.


After studying architecture in Berlin, Stuttgart and New York, Tobias Wallisser worked in the United States, Netherlands and Germany. For 10 years Tobias was Associate Architect at UNStudio in Amsterdam, where he was responsible for a series of high profile projects like the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Museum which has attracted worldwide attention for its innovative spatial concept.