CITY BREATHS: Urban Abstractions →
citybreaths: Vienna-based studio Olschinsky, consisting of Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss, works at the intersection of illustration, graphic design and photography. Taking a look at their website, you’ll find imaginative works. I was particularly intrigued by these abstract illustrations filed under…
5 Ways The Smart City Will Change How We Live In...
‘A city’s infrastructure is comprised of a number of systems, including transportation, sewage, utility, and public and private buildings. Urbanization and proliferation of these systems are key to quality of life, but also create a significant toll on the sustainability, energy efficiency and capacity level of a city. Smarter buildings technologies can help the government make it possible...
BigApps: Advice from Previous Winner Aaron Royston →
How’s your app coming along? The deadline for NYC BigApps 3.0 submissions is coming up January 25th. For inspiration, we checked in with previous BigApps winners for words of wisdom for this year’s competitors. Read on for insights from Aaron Royston of Sportaneous, which is a location-based… via nycedc:
Can you have a private city? The political... →
Andrew Comer and Kerwin Datu via The Global Urbanist According to UN-HABITAT’s State of the World’s Cities 2008-2009, 510 new ‘small’ cities, 132 new ‘intermediate’ cities and 52 new ‘big’ cities emerged between 1990 and 2000, with a combined population of 254 million.
Through trial and error, 'smart cities' are slowly... →
“The ‘smart city’ concept has existed for several years, but only now, with some trial and error, are we seeing the real fruits of these efforts coming to light. While the ambitions of Masdar City have been scaled back somewhat, Amsterdam is forging ahead, piloting a number of schemes to introduce smart technology to the way energy and other resources are managed within the...
CNN discusses climate adaptation in "Floods, heat,... →
College Students: Be Part of IBM Global Student... →
How do you think businesses should be run, now and in the future? Every two years, IBM speaks to thousands of CEOs about changes occurring in the business world. In 2010, we began surveying undergraduate and graduate students from around the world so that we can contrast the perspectives of students with CEOs. Side by side, these two groups provide a cross-generational view of leadership,...
10 urban data visualization projects →
humanscalecities: I have just published in my blog a compilation of 10 examples of urban data visualizations. ITO-Road fatalities USA Trash track London Bike Share Map Examining MetroCard usage London Hire Bikes animation Mapping America: Every City, Every Block Mapumental Day vs. Night population maps LIVE Singapore! In the air
Bikes are pretty cool, but if American cities really want to learn something...– Kasey Klimes (via Twitter)