India is undergoing a massive urban transformation | The Financial Express
Every minute during the next 20 years, 30 Indians will leave rural India for urban areas. At this rate, India will need some 500 new cities in the next two decades.
How can cities optimise their systems to serve as engines of growth?

India is undergoing a massive urban transformation | The Financial Express

Every minute during the next 20 years, 30 Indians will leave rural India for urban areas. At this rate, India will need some 500 new cities in the next two decades.

How can cities optimise their systems to serve as engines of growth?

Exploiting Big Data to improve the urban living experience | The Irish Times
Research conducted in Ireland is playing a major part in the insights being gleaned as part of IBM’s global Smarter Cities initiative, which involves several cities, including Dublin, as collaborative research centres between the company, and local authorities and services.
Cities are a special focus because the world is becoming increasingly urban. By 2050, the world’s population will be nine billion, of which 70 per cent will live in cities.

Exploiting Big Data to improve the urban living experience | The Irish Times

Research conducted in Ireland is playing a major part in the insights being gleaned as part of IBM’s global Smarter Cities initiative, which involves several cities, including Dublin, as collaborative research centres between the company, and local authorities and services.

Cities are a special focus because the world is becoming increasingly urban. By 2050, the world’s population will be nine billion, of which 70 per cent will live in cities.

10 Powerful Policies to Successful Smart Mobility | Dr Hussein Dia
The reform of urban mobility remains one of the biggest challenges confronting policy makers around the world. According to the United Nations, it is estimated that 1.3 million people are killed on the world’s roads each year. If left unchecked, this number could reach 1.9 million fatalities worldwide by 2020. The human cost  is profound – unimaginable suffering and grief.  The economic cost is a staggering $100 billion a year in developing countries alone.

10 Powerful Policies to Successful Smart Mobility | Dr Hussein Dia

The reform of urban mobility remains one of the biggest challenges confronting policy makers around the world. According to the United Nations, it is estimated that 1.3 million people are killed on the world’s roads each year. If left unchecked, this number could reach 1.9 million fatalities worldwide by 2020. The human cost  is profound – unimaginable suffering and grief.  The economic cost is a staggering $100 billion a year in developing countries alone.

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NEW YORK FARM CITY:

We all know urban farming is really taking root (*ahem*) in many places like Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.  Check out this video about urban farmers in NYC showing a bit of what they do, the movements and organizations they’re a part of, and where the food goes once it leaves the rooftop.

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Adam Greenfield on Another City is Possible / PICNIC Festival 2011 from PICNIC on Vimeo.

As an IBMer working on Smarter Cities — and a New Yorker for much of my adult life — I’d like to observe that Adam Greenfield doesn’t know me, my motivations, or those of the thousands of colleagues who are dedicated their lives and careers towards the goal of enabling cities, and urban citizens, to become smarter.

remagine:

Adam Greenfield makes an important and interesting point at Picnic 2011: the institutions (IBM, Cisco, Siemens, etc) developing “smart cities”, as we know the term, “do not have a sense of urbanism”, ” probably do not love the places they are developing for “,  “probably have not thought of the idea of love and the idea of a city, and how these things might relate to one another”: these are the things that “make cities valuable”.

via humanscalecities:

So where do we find ourselves, after a solid decade of smart city rhetoric? What was promised to us, what has been delivered, what were the results, and what remains possible?