A couple of weeks ago I published a list of words that members of the Smart Dublin Advisory Network felt represented qualities they hoped Smart Dublin would fulfil. At a recent meeting about a proposed Smart Docklands initiative attendees were asked to perform the same task – use one word to describe a desirable quality for the area/initiative. Here is that list of aspiration words:
Co-creation Innovation Collaboration
Best practice Showcase Testbed
Quality of Life Community Engagement
Smart energy Telecoms Internet of Things
Data Open Bright
Intelligent Optimized Autonomous system
Sustainability Safety Resource efficient
Industry Startups Opportunity
Alignment Integrated Deploy and forget
Electricity Battery Energy
Connectivity Smart mobility
While there is some overlap in the lists, it’s interesting to note the differences between the aspirations expressed at the two meetings.
Here are the words in the Smart Dublin list that are not in the Smart Docklands one:
Networking, Collaborative, Cooperation, Sharing, People, Well-being, Accessible, Diversity, Insight, Problem-solving, Strategic, Joined-up, Agile, Transformative, Future-proofing, International, Socio-technical, Curiosity, Easy
And here are the words in the Smart Docklands list not in the Smart Dublin one:
Co-creation, Best practice, Showcase, Smart energy, Telecoms, Internet of Things, Open, Bright, Intelligent, Optimized, Autonomous system, Resource efficient, Industry, Opportunity, Alignment, Deploy and forget, Electricity, Battery, Energy, Smart mobility
And here is the overlap:
Innovation, Collaboration, Testbed, Quality of Life, Community, Engagement, Data, Sustainability, Safety, Startups, Integrated, Connectivity
Perhaps not unsurprisingly the Smart Docklands list has more economic aspirations, but does still contain ambitions concerning community, engagement, quality of life and sustainability. Adding the two list together, I sense, provides a kind of ‘smart city bingo’ – a full house of smart city goals.
Thanks for Jamie Cudden and Réka Pétercsák for compiling and sending the Smart Docklands list to me.