Last weekend, my family and I celebrated the ancient Midsummer holiday just like the majority of Swedes. And just like many Stockholmers, we left the city in favor of traditional Swedish feasts in the beautiful nature Swedish countryside. Once we arrived, my daughter commented on the fresh air, the absence of traffic and all the….
Today, we are featuring a guest post from Fredrik Jejdling, President and Regional Head for Sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson, published on the World Economic Forum’s Cities and Urbanisation blog. My family and I were recently stuck in moderate traffic in Sandton, Johannesburg, which led to a discussion between me and my kids about how traffic, and the way….
Within our three-year partnership with UN-Habitat, we have analyzed how ICT solutions can help cities to act on climate change. Our findings are presented in a report being presented at the UN-Habitat booth at the COP21 climate meeting in Paris.
Editor’s note: Today we are honored to introduce guest blogger Jose Luis Serrato, head of Operations in Region Latin America and Caribbean as well as President of Ericsson Mexico. He’s on his way to the World Economic Forum on Latin America as a delegate and submits a few thoughts here: I’ve been an Ericsson employee….
Earth Hour 2015 took place on Saturday, March 28, between 8:30 and 9:30 pm local time around the world. The tagline for the global campaign was “Change Climate Change,” returning to the movement’s original focus to initiate citizen action on global warming. A day before the event, over 170 countries and territories had confirmed their….
Billions of people are moving to the world’s cities in search of better lives. Culture and creativity are helping create new urban opportunities and share them among entire populations.
At NEST 2013 – Networked Society Forum, a simulation shows that town planning, sustainability and resource management is not just of interest to professionals. Young people can also be inspired to solve some of our most pressing challenges.
Smartphones are reaching critical mass, and people and devices are constantly generating data. Whether it is streaming a video, playing the latest game or making in-app purchases, user activity generates data about people’s needs and preferences, and the quality of their experiences. In a new white paper, Ericsson estimates that by 2018 each device will….
Is information, readily available anywhere, anytime, the new urban utility? What does this mean for urban planners, public officials and for the builders of cities? What does it mean for the urbanites?
We talk a lot about smart cities. Connected cars, connected buses and connected homes. Smart work, smart meters and smart education. E-health, e-services and e-government. But are smart cities actually sustainable cities? Does increased use of ICT automatically lead to improved environmental, economic and social conditions?