Big Data Helps Keep Netherlands Above Water | People For Smarter Cities
With more than half of the Dutch population living in areas prone to large-scale floods, efficient and responsive water management is paramount to ensuring citizens’ safety and quality of life. Read how the Netherlands is controlling the country’s flow of water through streams of smart data.

Big Data Helps Keep Netherlands Above Water | People For Smarter Cities

With more than half of the Dutch population living in areas prone to large-scale floods, efficient and responsive water management is paramount to ensuring citizens’ safety and quality of life. Read how the Netherlands is controlling the country’s flow of water through streams of smart data.

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.

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.

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.

Citizens Submit Winning Ideas to Improve Their Cities | People 4 Smarter Cities

When ordinary people make an effort to change the world for the better, something extraordinary is bound to happen. Which is why IBM’s People for Smarter Cities, in a partnership with the video crowdsourcing platform Zooppa, asked citizens around the world for ideas on making cities smarter.

Citizens Submit Winning Ideas to Improve Their Cities | People 4 Smarter Cities

When ordinary people make an effort to change the world for the better, something extraordinary is bound to happen. Which is why IBM’s People for Smarter Cities, in a partnership with the video crowdsourcing platform Zooppa, asked citizens around the world for ideas on making cities smarter.

How Chicago Is Building a Better City With Big Data | People For Smarter Cities
Urban design is no longer just for architects and city planners: Citizens also are getting into the act.
Chicago is one example of how data collected from residents transforms urban design. The project’s aim is to highlight how data generated by citizens can be used to make cities a better place to live. Where does this information come from? It can be gathered from sensors on water pipes that detect leaks, for one. Or it could be as simple as data culled from city-to-citizen social-media engagement. Armed with this, architects, planners and engineers can draw up, create and implement programs in areas such as public safety and transportation that are designed to improve residents’ quality of life.

How Chicago Is Building a Better City With Big Data | People For Smarter Cities

Urban design is no longer just for architects and city planners: Citizens also are getting into the act.

Chicago is one example of how data collected from residents transforms urban design. The project’s aim is to highlight how data generated by citizens can be used to make cities a better place to live. Where does this information come from? It can be gathered from sensors on water pipes that detect leaks, for one. Or it could be as simple as data culled from city-to-citizen social-media engagement. Armed with this, architects, planners and engineers can draw up, create and implement programs in areas such as public safety and transportation that are designed to improve residents’ quality of life.

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social
Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social

Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.