China has 8 cities with bigger bike share systems than all of America | Vox
The growth of bike share programs is gaining momentum in the US. But this growth is absolutely dwarfed by the explosion of bike share programs in China over the last couple of years. The country now has more than 400,000 bike share bikes in operation across dozens of cities with programs, with the vast majority installed since 2012. To put this in perspective, there are an estimated 822,00 bikes in operation around the world — so China has more bikes than all other countries combined. The individual country with the next-highest number of bikes, France, has just 45,000.

China has 8 cities with bigger bike share systems than all of America | Vox

The growth of bike share programs is gaining momentum in the US. But this growth is absolutely dwarfed by the explosion of bike share programs in China over the last couple of years. The country now has more than 400,000 bike share bikes in operation across dozens of cities with programs, with the vast majority installed since 2012. To put this in perspective, there are an estimated 822,00 bikes in operation around the world — so China has more bikes than all other countries combined. The individual country with the next-highest number of bikes, France, has just 45,000.

An App That Tracks Water Use In Real Time, So Californians Can Save In The Drought | FastCompany
Partnering with utility companies, Dropcountr is letting residents know for the first time how much water they are actually wasting. Dropcountr, now available both online and as an iPhone app (and coming on Android September 1), monitors water use daily so it can send daily reports showing trends over time. If the app notices unusually high numbers, it warns someone that they might have a leak. They can also see how much they’re using compared to neighbors with homes of a similar size.

An App That Tracks Water Use In Real Time, So Californians Can Save In The Drought | FastCompany

Partnering with utility companies, Dropcountr is letting residents know for the first time how much water they are actually wasting. Dropcountr, now available both online and as an iPhone app (and coming on Android September 1), monitors water use daily so it can send daily reports showing trends over time. If the app notices unusually high numbers, it warns someone that they might have a leak. They can also see how much they’re using compared to neighbors with homes of a similar size.

Three Energy Solutions That Throw Caution to the Wind | People for Smarter Cities
With global energy consumption increasing, demand is surging for renewable energy resources. Read how three smart innovations in wind energy are helping to deliver maximum power with minimal impact.

Three Energy Solutions That Throw Caution to the Wind | People for Smarter Cities

With global energy consumption increasing, demand is surging for renewable energy resources. Read how three smart innovations in wind energy are helping to deliver maximum power with minimal impact.

How a Renewable Energy Project in Denmark Created a Balance of Power | People for Smarter Cities
Making the transition from worldwide dependence on fossil fuel to greater use of renewable energy is challenged by the intermittent nature of renewable resources: The wind isn’t always blowing; the sun isn’t always shining. To facilitate the integration of clean energy sources, countries and cities are seeking better ways to store and distribute electricity. Essential in this effort is getting people to adapt their consumption behavior rather than expecting central generation plants to bear complete responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Read how a smart-grid project in Denmark is putting power back into the hands of the community.

How a Renewable Energy Project in Denmark Created a Balance of Power | People for Smarter Cities

Making the transition from worldwide dependence on fossil fuel to greater use of renewable energy is challenged by the intermittent nature of renewable resources: The wind isn’t always blowing; the sun isn’t always shining. To facilitate the integration of clean energy sources, countries and cities are seeking better ways to store and distribute electricity. Essential in this effort is getting people to adapt their consumption behavior rather than expecting central generation plants to bear complete responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Read how a smart-grid project in Denmark is putting power back into the hands of the community.

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.