How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive | CityLab

How much space does your car take up?

A new production from Streetfilms and transportation nonprofit ITDP breaks it down Schoolhouse Rock-style: The average parking space requires about 300 square feet of asphalt. That’s the size of a studio apartment in New York, enough room to hold 10 bicycles.

How the Internet of Things Can Improve Your City » Smart America

What if your car could detect pedestrians in its path and alert you and the people down the street?

What if first responders could use autonomous drones to provide cellphone coverage in a disaster area and help them locate victims?

These scenarios are more than hypothetical. Some of the brightest minds in the country are piloting these technologies and have demonstrated how they could help state and local governments improve the quality of life for their residents.

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How the Internet of Things Can Improve Your City » Smart America

What if your car could detect pedestrians in its path and alert you and the people down the street?

What if first responders could use autonomous drones to provide cellphone coverage in a disaster area and help them locate victims?

These scenarios are more than hypothetical. Some of the brightest minds in the country are piloting these technologies and have demonstrated how they could help state and local governments improve the quality of life for their residents.

Link to Full Story

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis | Quartz
IBM has signed a partnership with the Beijing government, which is hoping to tap into the company’s expertise to help tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. IBM’s plan of attack involves some of the buzziest things in tech, including harnessing the processing power of “big data” as well as the “internet of things,” weather modeling, and supercomputing.

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis | Quartz

IBM has signed a partnership with the Beijing government, which is hoping to tap into the company’s expertise to help tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. IBM’s plan of attack involves some of the buzziest things in tech, including harnessing the processing power of “big data” as well as the “internet of things,” weather modeling, and supercomputing.

Game Changer: How Rio Scored Big With Move to Become Smart City | People For Smarter Cities
As thousands of people from around the world flock to Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup, organizers can sleep a little easier. Thanks to the operations center that Rio set up with IBM, officials can effectively prepare, predict and coordinate the response to any incident. Read how Rio’s decision to become a smart city helped it rise to the top of its game.

Game Changer: How Rio Scored Big With Move to Become Smart City | People For Smarter Cities

As thousands of people from around the world flock to Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup, organizers can sleep a little easier. Thanks to the operations center that Rio set up with IBM, officials can effectively prepare, predict and coordinate the response to any incident. Read how Rio’s decision to become a smart city helped it rise to the top of its game.

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Human data shows how we move in cities.

Human helps people move almost twice as much in six weeks. Every day, people track millions of activities with our app. We visualized 7.5 Million miles of activity in major cities all across the globe to get an insight into Human activity. Walking, running, cycling, and motorized transportation data tell us different stories.

(via humanscalecities)

Big Data Helped Cut Serious Crime by 30% in Memphis, Tennessee | P4SC
Cities such as Memphis are discovering that when it comes to protecting their citizens, there is safety in numbers. That’s because law enforcement officials are able to stay a step ahead of crime by using tools such as IBM’s predictive analytics software.

Big Data Helped Cut Serious Crime by 30% in Memphis, Tennessee | P4SC

Cities such as Memphis are discovering that when it comes to protecting their citizens, there is safety in numbers. That’s because law enforcement officials are able to stay a step ahead of crime by using tools such as IBM’s predictive analytics software.