To cut L.A. traffic woes, city installs synchronized traffic lights | mother nature network
Los Angeles is aiming for a 20 percent improvement in its legendarily bad traffic with smart lights that work together. Other cities are doing this kind of thing, too, with dedicated busways, improved biking lanes and cellphone incentives for taking transit.

To cut L.A. traffic woes, city installs synchronized traffic lights | mother nature network

Los Angeles is aiming for a 20 percent improvement in its legendarily bad traffic with smart lights that work together. Other cities are doing this kind of thing, too, with dedicated busways, improved biking lanes and cellphone incentives for taking transit.


MIAMI – Residents and visitors of Wynwood can now enjoy the neighborhood’s first permanent artistic crosswalk, marked by a work that seeks to transform the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and 25th Street.
The effort is part of the Miami Biennale and WADA’s ‘Wynwood Ways’, a collaboration to make the neighborhood a more pedestrian-friendly cultural destination.
-Source: Wynwood

MIAMI – Residents and visitors of Wynwood can now enjoy the neighborhood’s first permanent artistic crosswalk, marked by a work that seeks to transform the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and 25th Street.

The effort is part of the Miami Biennale and WADA’s ‘Wynwood Ways’, a collaboration to make the neighborhood a more pedestrian-friendly cultural destination.

-Source: Wynwood

(via thisbigcity)

IBM, Dolphins partner to improve fan experience - South Florida Business Journal
The Miami Dolphins have partnered with IBM to improve the fan experience by gaining insight into Sun Life Stadium operations.
Using the IBM (NYSE: IBM) Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter  Cities, stadium officials can access real-time data ranging from weather  alerts and security information to stadium traffic flow and fan  concession preferences, a press release said.

IBM, Dolphins partner to improve fan experience - South Florida Business Journal

The Miami Dolphins have partnered with IBM to improve the fan experience by gaining insight into Sun Life Stadium operations.

Using the IBM (NYSE: IBM) Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities, stadium officials can access real-time data ranging from weather alerts and security information to stadium traffic flow and fan concession preferences, a press release said.

Metropopular (by brainpickings)

An animated short film about what American cities would say to one another if they could talk.

More: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/08/31/metropopular/

LivingSocial Now Offers Daily Deals For 52 Cities – 25 More Than Yesterday

LivingSocial, the daily deal site that is often referred to as the main competitor to Groupon (see our extensive guide on group-buying sites in the United States and beyond here), is experiencing fast growth.

Rather than launching in one new city on a regular basis, like Groupon tends to do, the company this morning announced that it has added 25 live markets to its roster, nearly doubling the amount of cities it offers daily deals in.

The social commerce startup is now effectively live in 52 markets and 3 countries (the U.S., UK and Canada), now that it has added cities like Sacramento, Miami, Las Vegas, Toronto, Memphis, Buffalo, Detroit and Vancouver to the fray.

(Read more on Techcrunch)