How NYC is Going Digital →
Great overview of New York City’s digital roadmap by Mashable’s Todd Olmstead. nycdigital:
NCSU takes lead in Smart Grid development
check out this post about Smart Grid research at NCSU. MIT named this one of the most important technology inventions of 2010. http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/20/1285158/smart-smarter.html
live near workplace
find accommodation near your workplace. you’ll be spending 1/3rd of your life working.
A Car-Free Corridor on the Maine Coast
CarFree Coast of Maine View more presentations from New Media Transit
walking and cycling
cities become smarter only by walking and cycling. there’s no other way. pune, india
Crowdsourced Air Quality Mapping - For Citizens By...
Why not capture Air Quality Data while you walk to work? Inspired by a DHL project which used people’s daily walking routes through a city to crowd-source package delivery, some colleagues and I put together an idea for a smartphone add-on and associated software which could let the citizenry of a city map out areas of bad-quality air in their city. Product The product is a...
Resilient Cities 2011 Congress coverage -... →
I’m working with Missy Stults, Climate Director for ICLEI, on adaptation assessment at the Federal level. Below, she is interviewed in at the Bonn Resilient Cities Conference, which her organization sponsored. GO MISSY! Interviews from ICLEI’s Resilient Cities 2011 Congress are now online on the www.climate-change.tv website. ICLEI’s President, Steve Cadman, discusses what resilience is. From...
WikiCity – How Citizens can Improve their Cities →
When governments don’t build infrastructure, citizens usually complain, but can’t do much about it. They pressure public officials and protest against proposed projects, but that’s as far as citizen… via thisbigcity:
E-topia: The Future of Cities in the Digital Age →
humanscalecities: An essay on a public lecture presented by William J. Mitchell* at the Amman City Hall, Amman on February 26, 2000
89,090 gallons were saved among 151 households over nine weeks, and if...– Results from a pilot conducted in the city of Dubuque, Iowa. Quote found at “Dubuque, Iowa and IBM Combine Analytics, Cloud Computing and Community Engagement to Conserve Water” (via horizonwatching)
Today, municipalities and citizens more than ever need to understand their...– Quote by Milind Naphade, program director, smarter city services, IBM Research. Quote found at “Dubuque, Iowa and IBM Combine Analytics, Cloud Computing and Community Engagement to Conserve Water”
A selection of 75 videos about cities and urban... →
I collected these links some months ago and I will find the time some day to update it to reach at least 100, as I found some other videos afterwards. Public spaces Sustainability Colaborative urban narratives Digital cities Urban economy Urban planning Quality of urban life Urban mobility via humanscalecities:
Climate Adaptation: Why Cities Keep Growing,... →
Now listening to Geoffrey West. It’s heady. City planners need to get to know Geoffrey West’s work. He makes the case (through proofs) that cities function like biological organisms. Just as an organism scales up, it becomes more efficient and long lived. Same for cities. His data points are… climateadaptation:
Tech and urban life →
“Impact of technologies in urban life” Created and curated by Manu Fernandez via humanscalecities: