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Making Cities Smarter Through Wireless Broadband
Atul Bhatnagar  
8/27/2014   2 comments
In many ways, wireless broadband is already paving the way to smarter urban living.
US Launches Smart Cities Effort
EETimes  
8/26/2014   1 comment
Uncle Sam is looking for more than a few good engineers to help build smarter cities around the world.
ShotSpotter Combats School Shootings
Alan Reiter  
8/25/2014   27 comments
Smart cities can use smart audio technology to listen for gunshots. Now, schools will be able to use the same technology to help thwart shootings in schools.
9 Technologies That Power New York City
InformationWeek  
8/22/2014   8 comments
From space exploration robotics to subway subsystems, New York has technology to cover everything. Check out some cool examples near the Javits Center, home to Interop New York, and beyond.
Forbes' Uncool Coolest Cities List
Kim Davis  
8/21/2014   10 comments
The Forbes list of America's coolest cities is at best unconvincing, at worst unintelligible.
WiFi Offloading Comes to European Cities
Pablo Valerio  
8/20/2014   10 comments
Mobile network operators are using WiFi offloading to channel mobile traffic through wireless hotspots.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
EETimes  
8/19/2014   7 comments
At Aloft Hotels, a robotic butler will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Barcelona Tackles Metro Pickpockets
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
8/18/2014   15 comments
Barcelona launched a successful police operation to change its image as the pickpocket capital of Europe.
Philadelphia Boosts Digital Connections With Citizens
InformationWeek  
8/15/2014   4 comments
Philadelphia taps Salesforce and Unisys to ensure its "Philly 311" cloud and mobile program stays on top of all non-emergency requests from potholes to noise complaints.
The Right Way to Teach by Tablet
Jim O'Reilly  
8/14/2014   21 comments
Schools are investing heavily in online teaching. Are we ready to do it right?
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing & Curse
InformationWeek  
8/13/2014   2 comments
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
Urban Design: Safety Without Walls
Walter Fieuw  
8/12/2014   22 comments
There are many positive alternatives to isolating crime zones in cities, and building figurative or literal walls around them.
WWI at 100: What It Meant for the Future of Cities
Scott Ferguson  
8/11/2014   23 comments
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. When we think of the so-called 'Great War,' we need to think about how cities changed as the conflict carried on for four years, and what lessons we might apply to today's metropolises.
Quality of Life Policing Under Attack
Kim Davis  
8/8/2014   26 comments
New York exported its zero tolerance policing strategy to cities around the nation and around the world -- but has it outlived its purpose?
Slideshow: 9 Vanishing City Jobs
Pablo Valerio  
8/7/2014   23 comments
Urban transformation is threatening the elimination of some traditional city roles.
New York: Young Ideas for Social Cohesion
Jordan Fraade  
8/6/2014   6 comments
The Roosevelt Institute brought young people together to plan economic and social inclusion programs for New York communities.
The World's Most Hackable Cars
EETimes  
8/5/2014   4 comments
Researchers find 2014 models of Dodge Viper, Audi A8, and Honda Accord are the least likely to be hit by hackers.
Turning Smart Cities Into Playable Cities
Alan Reiter  
8/4/2014   14 comments
Urban planners need to consider the importance -- and practical uses -- of fun.
Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 2
Scott Ferguson  
8/1/2014   10 comments
IHS analysts reveal that big data and its close cousin, open data, are laying the foundations for smart cities. Part two of a two-part blog.
Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 1
Scott Ferguson  
7/31/2014   17 comments
IHS analysts reveal that big data and its close cousin, open data, are laying the foundations for how metropolises can change the way we think about governance, infrastructure, public safety, and more.
Does Climate Change Pose a Security Risk?
Projjal Dutta  
7/30/2014   11 comments
Climate change can cause, undermine, and even overcome national and international security risks.
Thailand: Social Co-Production of Services
Walter Fieuw  
7/29/2014   10 comments
Co-production holds the key to community participation in public service delivery.
Samsung's Silicon Valley Home
EETimes  
7/28/2014   17 comments
Samsung won't be the last major player to build a high-tech temple in Silicon Valley.
Gesturing at a Wearable Future
Kim Davis  
7/25/2014   57 comments
Wearable technology makes baby steps towards connecting us with a digitized world.
Down These Mean Streets Go ... 3D Lasers
Kishore Jethanandani  
7/24/2014   15 comments
Detectives are learning how to reconstruct crime scenes using 3D laser technology.
Google to Turn NYC Payphones Into WiFi Hotspots
InformationWeek  
7/23/2014   17 comments
New York is looking for a payphone payoff. Google, Samsung, and others expected to submit bids for the project.
Chicago Installs Sensors With Artistic Flair
Alan Reiter  
7/22/2014   23 comments
Chicago plans to beautify, not conceal, its data collection sensors.
Urban Observatory Maps Comparisons Between Cities
InformationWeek  
7/21/2014   8 comments
Urban data map, bound for the Smithsonian by way of Esri's user conference, was created in partnership with Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and founder of the TED conference.
US Smart Home Adoption Outpaces Others
Scott Ferguson  
7/18/2014   16 comments
When it comes to taking advantage of the Internet of Things at home, Americans are outstripping the rest of the world as a result of an aggressive push by the security system market. But countries like China and Germany are catching up.
Smart Avenue, Barcelona
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
7/17/2014   9 comments
Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona's elegant shopping boulevard, is being transformed into the city's smartest.
Analytics Can Support Social Impact Bonds
Kim Davis  
7/16/2014   4 comments
The SIB strategy -- "pay for success" -- can benefit from government's increasing ease with big data analytics.
3D Printing Begins at Home
James Byrne  
7/15/2014   10 comments
Is 3D printing the house-building technology of the future, or is it just the latest pre-fabrication fad?
San Diego Taps Big Data to Optimize Transit
InformationWeek  
7/14/2014   4 comments
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
Studying Gaza City
Kim Davis  
7/11/2014   10 comments
Through the turmoil, smart urban planning for Gaza City continues.
The World Cup: Other Reasons Brazil Isn't Happy
Projjal Dutta  
7/10/2014   21 comments
The stunning defeat at the hands of Germany just adds to the list of Brazil's World Cup discontents.
Asia Points the Way to Sustainability, IoT Use
Scott Ferguson  
7/9/2014   11 comments
A building boom is underway in Asia, leading to an increase in sustainable construction that supports a growing, urbanized population. The Internet of Things is helping to pave the way.
IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
InformationWeek  
7/8/2014   5 comments
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
New York's Green Botanical Centers
Ariella Brown  
7/7/2014   30 comments
Two New York boroughs boast award-winning green visitor centers at their botanical gardens.
The Data-Driven City Needs Citizen Involvement
Christine Parizo  
7/4/2014   17 comments
Building the data-driven city of the future will take citizen participation.
Doctors: A Missing Key to Sustainability
Scott Ferguson  
7/3/2014   15 comments
A report finds that many people look to their physicians to learn about living healthy lives, including the impact of where their homes are and how they are built. However, doctors lack critical information about sustainable living.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
InformationWeek  
7/2/2014   9 comments
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Barcelona's Bold Procurement Program
Boyd Cohen  
7/1/2014   4 comments
Barcelona is turning to "procurement for innovation" to leverage creative solutions to urban challenges.
Minneapolis, San Francisco Tops in Green Office Space
Scott Ferguson  
6/30/2014   12 comments
A new report by the real estate company CBRE looks at green office space in 30 different markets across the United States and finds that the Twin Cities and San Francisco are the two cities with the most Energy Star- and LEED-certified commercial buildings.
Slideshow: Brazil's 10 Other Cities
Kim Davis  
6/26/2014   21 comments
The World Cup has given us a glimpse of Brazilian cities that aren't Rio. We take a closer look.
Driverless Cars: The Downsides
Projjal Dutta  
6/26/2014   30 comments
The very efficiency of driverless cars may present a threat to greener environments and more cohesive communities.
Qatar: A Green World Cup?
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
6/25/2014   27 comments
Qatar's promise that the 2022 World Cup final will be held in a sustainably constructed stadiums has come under scrutiny.
Brazilian Telecoms Go LTE-Advanced
EETimes  
6/24/2014   7 comments
Brazilian cities with over half a million inhabitants were mandated to support universal 4G before the Copa Mundial -- and it's not stopping there.
Smart Cities Should Be Social Cities
Kieron Kirkland  
6/23/2014   19 comments
We need to build future communities for future cities. Technology can help.
New York Builds for Flood Resilience
Kim Davis  
6/19/2014   10 comments
Designing for resiliency: NYC's new local laws discussed by Andrew Ciancia, managing principal and executive VP, Langan Engineering.
Turn Out the Lights – Including LEDs
James Byrne  
6/18/2014   27 comments
LED lighting systems are efficient, but may be contributing to light pollution.
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