The Netherlands Looks to Big Data to Tackle Flooding | The Wall Street Journal
Given that two-thirds of the population of The Netherlands lives in flood-prone areas and the country has 16,496 kilometers (10,250 miles) of dikes, it is not surprising that the Dutch have something of a close relationship with water.

The Netherlands Looks to Big Data to Tackle Flooding | The Wall Street Journal

Given that two-thirds of the population of The Netherlands lives in flood-prone areas and the country has 16,496 kilometers (10,250 miles) of dikes, it is not surprising that the Dutch have something of a close relationship with water.

When Cities Reach Their Limits « A Smarter Planet Blog
As people talk about the need for cities to become smarter, there is a temptation to believe the largest cities in the world need to lead the way. But the reality is cities that are a third of the size of Paris, Los Angeles or Tokyo have the ability to get their arms around these challenges and do something about it, even faster.
Cities like Lyon, France, Almere, Netherlands or Nuremberg, Germany. prove that technology-based overhauls don’t have to be massive, complex, multi-year mega-projects. They can be practical, tightly focused efforts that produce dependable results in a short time. City leaders—especially those in medium-size cities—can’t afford to get bogged down in the details of technology; they just want to get things done.

For example, the City of Lyon is piloting a first-of-a-kind IBM Research project to use analytics to improve the flow of transportation for freight. Part of a massive transportation project this pilot will help freight operators, trucks and delivery vehicles become more efficient, from knowing where to park to make a delivery, to knowing which route is the most economically and environmentally friendly. IBM Research is working with the City of Lyon to build new intelligence into roadways.

When Cities Reach Their Limits « A Smarter Planet Blog

As people talk about the need for cities to become smarter, there is a temptation to believe the largest cities in the world need to lead the way. But the reality is cities that are a third of the size of Paris, Los Angeles or Tokyo have the ability to get their arms around these challenges and do something about it, even faster.

Cities like Lyon, France, Almere, Netherlands or Nuremberg, Germany. prove that technology-based overhauls don’t have to be massive, complex, multi-year mega-projects. They can be practical, tightly focused efforts that produce dependable results in a short time. City leaders—especially those in medium-size cities—can’t afford to get bogged down in the details of technology; they just want to get things done.

For example, the City of Lyon is piloting a first-of-a-kind IBM Research project to use analytics to improve the flow of transportation for freight. Part of a massive transportation project this pilot will help freight operators, trucks and delivery vehicles become more efficient, from knowing where to park to make a delivery, to knowing which route is the most economically and environmentally friendly. IBM Research is working with the City of Lyon to build new intelligence into roadways.

urbangreens:

NL Architects Unveils Ascending Green-Roofed Staircase Office | Inhabitat

“NL Architects recently unveiled a beautiful green-roofed office complex for the Welfare Department and Work Agency of the City of Groningen in the Netherlands. Featuring ample amounts of daylight, large open public spaces, and an ascending series of terraced green roofs, the new SoZaWe office is sure to welcome the citizens who come in for assistance while inspiring for the employees who work there.”

urbangreens:

NL Architects Unveils Ascending Green-Roofed Staircase Office | Inhabitat

NL Architects recently unveiled a beautiful green-roofed office complex for the Welfare Department and Work Agency of the City of Groningen in the Netherlands. Featuring ample amounts of daylight, large open public spaces, and an ascending series of terraced green roofs, the new SoZaWe office is sure to welcome the citizens who come in for assistance while inspiring for the employees who work there.”

Finding parking space within a parking garage

Having trouble to find a parking space within a parking garage?

Especialy in dark or undergound garage, it hard to find a free space for your car.

Would it be nice to escort by a light path of led`s right to the free space. This will save time, full, money and less polution in the air.

This al can be done by led`s, sensors and rfid.

Another advantage is that you, once parked, can tag this space on your mobil to find you car back.

All can be done with less power consuption using solars panels outside the building because the led`s do not consume much

City Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

(but could be everywhere in the world in a growded city)

#gdchallenge Ed Landman

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Visible Cities #01: Euro Beinat and Ronald Lenz
The widespread employment and adoption of ubiquitous computing, sensor networks and mobile media into the urban environment have unforeseen implications for how we might come to use networked digital resources to change the way we understand, build, and inhabit cities. Visible Cities presents a revolving programme on how emerging technologies are changing the cities we live in.

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Visible Cities #01: Euro Beinat and Ronald Lenz

The widespread employment and adoption of ubiquitous computing, sensor networks and mobile media into the urban environment have unforeseen implications for how we might come to use networked digital resources to change the way we understand, build, and inhabit cities. Visible Cities presents a revolving programme on how emerging technologies are changing the cities we live in.