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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
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Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
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AM/PM Session - 12 September 2017 - Smart cities of the future

We read an article which questioned whether anyone is asking what people really want in smart cities of the future:

https://theconversation.com/is-anyone-asking-people-what-they-want-from-the-smart-cities-of-the-future-23855

Vocabulary Top 10:

dark underbelly - a part of society, an organization, etc., that is hidden and usually unpleasant

inner-city - the central section of a large city where mostly poor people live

pessimistic - having or showing a lack of hope for the future : expecting bad things to happen

cluster - a group of things or people that are close together

segregation - the practice or policy of keeping people of different races, religions, etc., separate from each other

bland - not interesting or exciting; lacking strong flavor

entity - something that exists by itself : something that is separate from other things

mandate - an official order to do something

inducement - something that gives you a reason for doing something and makes you want to do it

genuine - actual, real, or true : not false or fake


What would you like to see in a smart city?

What ideas have you heard that you don´t think we really need to have?

Comments

  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Most probably people living in Florida's cities would like to be allowed to rely on a more dependable weather forecast in case of hurricanes.
    I read that on hearing that ' Irma '' route were supposedly South bound, most Floridians hit the road and started their hundreds-miles long journey towards the eastern part of the country to escape the dangerous storm.
    As soon as their cars pulled up at their destination, though, they fond out that Irma were just going to nearing them with a chuckle on its face.
    Yet, I admit you have to be very smart to understand the intention of something which nothing better does to unveil it, but just spinning round and round, all the time.
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
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