These Urinals Turn Pee Into Fertilizer For Local Food | FastCompany
Phosphorus extracted from the temporary park urinals will go to a green roof in the city. And today, the water utility will launch a new recovery plant designed to mine the phosphorus out of all of the wastewater in the region. Amsterdam’s pee alone can fertilize 10,000 football fields’ worth of plants, according to officials.

These Urinals Turn Pee Into Fertilizer For Local Food | FastCompany

Phosphorus extracted from the temporary park urinals will go to a green roof in the city. And today, the water utility will launch a new recovery plant designed to mine the phosphorus out of all of the wastewater in the region. Amsterdam’s pee alone can fertilize 10,000 football fields’ worth of plants, according to officials.

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Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM’s Top Scientist Does

In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart sensing and computing, will look like in five years. Last week, Fast Company previewed the report with the physicist who heads up the research team: Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow, and Vice President of Innovation.

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IBM revealed their top 5 predictions for the next 5 years. 
Included in their report was a projection of the ultra-connected city where citizens and city government can easily communicate through technology and automation will allow for the massive population growth in urban areas.
We have joined forced this year with IADAS member and NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot to create a new suite of categories to recognize the groundbreaking digital initiatives that are already underway and changing the experience of urban living. 
Our City and Urban Innovation awards categories are open to all work that uses technology and digital media to improve life in metropolitan areas. If you are creating innovative work that is making city living better then we encourage you to enter it by our Final Entry Deadline this Friday, December 20th. 

webbys:

IBM revealed their top 5 predictions for the next 5 years. 

Included in their report was a projection of the ultra-connected city where citizens and city government can easily communicate through technology and automation will allow for the massive population growth in urban areas.

We have joined forced this year with IADAS member and NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot to create a new suite of categories to recognize the groundbreaking digital initiatives that are already underway and changing the experience of urban living.

Our City and Urban Innovation awards categories are open to all work that uses technology and digital media to improve life in metropolitan areas. If you are creating innovative work that is making city living better then we encourage you to enter it by our Final Entry Deadline this Friday, December 20th

Predicting Crime With 21st Century Tools and Experience | SmartPlanet
Predictive policing is a concept that has been emerging over the course of the last few years that brings together crime analytics tools, crime fighting technology, intelligence-lead policing, etc. to provide agencies with the insights they need to develop strategies and tactics to reduce crime. It’s about centralizing what they already know about crime and coupling that with other information (including an officer’s experience and knowledge) and analyzing it to be able to “predict” where and when crime is likely to occur.

Predicting Crime With 21st Century Tools and Experience | SmartPlanet

Predictive policing is a concept that has been emerging over the course of the last few years that brings together crime analytics tools, crime fighting technology, intelligence-lead policing, etc. to provide agencies with the insights they need to develop strategies and tactics to reduce crime. It’s about centralizing what they already know about crime and coupling that with other information (including an officer’s experience and knowledge) and analyzing it to be able to “predict” where and when crime is likely to occur.

Volvo to unload 100 self-driving cars onto city streets | Cnet
The Swedish-based company announced that it has launched a pilot project dubbed “Drive Me — Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility,” which will bring 100 self-driving Volvo cars onto city streets. The project will take place on about 50 kilometers of busy roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Volvo to unload 100 self-driving cars onto city streets | Cnet

The Swedish-based company announced that it has launched a pilot project dubbed “Drive Me — Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility,” which will bring 100 self-driving Volvo cars onto city streets. The project will take place on about 50 kilometers of busy roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.