Making the Grand River Watershed Smarter using Analytics | A Smarter Planet Blog
Watersheds are complex. Traditionally, watershed research has been limited by the inability to store massive amounts of data collected from monitoring sites, merge information to evaluate trends, and capture sporadic events that could be crucial in understanding a watershed. The picture that emerges from sampling a nutrient like nitrogen in a stream, for example, can be vastly different if one looks at 5-minute intervals rather than every 3 hours. Managing the sampling frequency is a challenge.
Today, thanks to advances in both hardware and software, we are able to gather the information needed to analyze and interpret a watershed unlike ever before.

Making the Grand River Watershed Smarter using Analytics | A Smarter Planet Blog

Watersheds are complex. Traditionally, watershed research has been limited by the inability to store massive amounts of data collected from monitoring sites, merge information to evaluate trends, and capture sporadic events that could be crucial in understanding a watershed. The picture that emerges from sampling a nutrient like nitrogen in a stream, for example, can be vastly different if one looks at 5-minute intervals rather than every 3 hours. Managing the sampling frequency is a challenge.

Today, thanks to advances in both hardware and software, we are able to gather the information needed to analyze and interpret a watershed unlike ever before.

Four Transportation Ideas That Will Get You Moving | People for Smarter Cities
As city populations surge worldwide, accessible transportation is key to citizens’ well-being. But that access has become more difficult as congested roads and auto pollution take environmental and economic tolls. To help combat these issues, city and government leaders, businesses and citizens are creating unique and sustainable transportation options for the future. Here are four examples that are getting people moving in the right direction: http://ibm.co/1sym9q2

Four Transportation Ideas That Will Get You Moving | People for Smarter Cities

As city populations surge worldwide, accessible transportation is key to citizens’ well-being. But that access has become more difficult as congested roads and auto pollution take environmental and economic tolls. To help combat these issues, city and government leaders, businesses and citizens are creating unique and sustainable transportation options for the future. Here are four examples that are getting people moving in the right direction: http://ibm.co/1sym9q2

People for Smarter Cities: Urban Farming

A team of local food pioneers in Calgary, Canada have successfully promoted urban farming, engaging the community in the creation of a truly sustainable food system.

For more ideas check out -> http://people4smartercities.com/

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US seasteading group plans floating ‘microcountries’ with ‘start-up governments’


A US organisation is hoping a plan to create cities which float on the ocean will see them not only produce their own food but establish their own governments.
The Seasteading Institute says it hopes the floating microcountries will allow for experimentation with new ideas which current governments are too large to try

Full Story: ABC

emergentfutures:

US seasteading group plans floating ‘microcountries’ with ‘start-up governments’

A US organisation is hoping a plan to create cities which float on the ocean will see them not only produce their own food but establish their own governments.

The Seasteading Institute says it hopes the floating microcountries will allow for experimentation with new ideas which current governments are too large to try

Full Story: ABC