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Green Light for Data-Driven Traffic Signals
Kishore Jethanandani  
12/30/2014   36 comments
Data intelligence could make traffic jams rare in even the most congested cities.
Swedish Cities: Cashless by 2030
Susan Fourtané  
12/29/2014   33 comments
Swedish cities lead toward a future cash-free society.
Unlocking Gridlock With On-Demand Networking
Malcolm Loro  
12/23/2014   22 comments
On-demand networking is one of the digital innovations helping to tackle gridlock, as well as other urban challenges.
Urban Data: By the People, for the People
Ed Anderton  
12/22/2014   19 comments
Five urban data projects from the Nominet trust 100.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
12/18/2014   22 comments
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
New York's Payphone Revolution
Pablo Valerio  
12/17/2014   31 comments
New York is set to install LinkNYC -- free payphones.
Finland: Sustainable Transport by 2030
Susan Fourtané  
12/15/2014   22 comments
Finland leads the way in sustainable public transport for smart cities.
Barcelona: IBM Helps Manage Parks, Beaches
Pablo Valerio  
12/11/2014   10 comments
IBM is partnering with Barcelona's metropolitan area authority to deploy a technological solution to park and beach management.
3 Disruptive Trends in 2015: IoT Leads List
12/10/2014   5 comments
The Internet of Things, big data, and software-defined data centers will begin to drive real value for business -- and the public at large -- in 2015.
Buildings as Human Resource Tools
Jane Henley  
12/9/2014   11 comments
Green workplaces don't just help the environment: They can be productivity powerhouses too.
Mobile Apps to Navigate Urban Traffic Maze
Kishore Jethanandani  
12/5/2014   31 comments
Community-based traffic navigation apps like Waze can help drivers deal with metropolitan gridlock.
Why FBI Is Wrong on Encryption Workaround
12/3/2014   7 comments
Such a measure would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies.
Tactics for Urban Growth: An Exhibition
Kim Davis  
12/2/2014   12 comments
Building informally on bottom-up ideas for urban expansion can deliver tactics for sustainable growth.
Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
12/1/2014   5 comments
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.
Edie Awards Showcase Innovation
James Byrne  
11/25/2014   16 comments
The Edie awards highlight innovations in business sustainability.
Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery in the Cloud
11/24/2014   19 comments
The nonprofit agency finds a cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is the best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.
Tel Aviv Wins Best City Award
Pablo Valerio  
11/21/2014   13 comments
Smart cities are about people and vision -- and Tel Aviv has both, the Smart Cities World Congress says.
Hunting Lone Wolves in Urban Forests
Kishore Jethanandani  
11/20/2014   24 comments
Techniques are available to track possible terrorists through a typical pattern of online activity -- but police forces need to be alert.
Why We Need Greater Workplace Resiliency
Peter Miscovich  
11/19/2014   17 comments
The future workplace needs to be flexible, agile, and resilient.
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
11/18/2014   30 comments
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
How Do We Manage Workplace Complexity?
Peter Miscovich  
11/18/2014   13 comments
Workplace resilience will become increasingly important in facing the risks associated with growing workplace complexity.
Monaco: Glamorous & Connected
Susan Fourtané  
11/14/2014   55 comments
The Principality of Monaco may be the second smallest country in the world, but it's big in technology innovation and IoT applications. Monte Carlo is set to become a truly "connected city."
iPads, Chromebooks Are Winning the School Market
Pablo Valerio  
11/12/2014   19 comments
Some UK city schools are opting for Chromebooks and iPads over MSFT devices, and with good reason.
Webinar: Future Schools, Future Classrooms
Kim Davis  
11/11/2014   3 comments
This week's Future Cities webinar looks at delivering improved learning outcomes through technology.
1.8 Million Catalans Vote For Independence
City Diaries  
11/10/2014   4 comments
Our Barcelona correspondent witnesses Catalonia's unofficial vote for independence from Spain.
HomeAway Sues San Francisco Over Home-Sharing Law
11/10/2014   7 comments
Vacation rental service claims new home-sharing law is discriminatory and unconstitutional because it bans second-home owners from short-term property rentals.
Nice: Connected Boulevard
Susan Fourtané  
11/7/2014   13 comments
An Internet of Things smart city platform manages the city of Nice, France.
New York: De Blasio's Housing Mountain
Kim Davis  
11/6/2014   12 comments
Mayor Bill de Blasio's Housing New York plan is worthy, but it faces some serious obstacles.
Happy Birthday, Metro Barcelona!
Pablo Valerio  
11/5/2014   12 comments
The Barcelona metro system celebrates 90 years of history and innovative technology.
New York: Bringing the Oysters Home
Jordan Fraade  
11/4/2014   7 comments
A collaborative project has ambitious plans to restore New York harbor's oyster-based eco-system.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
11/3/2014   6 comments
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
Project Sunflower Brings Power & Heat
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2014   24 comments
Giant sunflowers, powered with the energy of the sun, will illuminate and heat cities in the future.
Toronto University Podcasts the Urban Future
Kim Davis  
10/30/2014   15 comments
A series of podcasts from the University of Toronto address a wide range of pressing urban issues.
Affordable Rent Is a Smart Growth Imperative
Walter Fieuw  
10/29/2014   30 comments
New York, Berlin, and other cities around the world promote inclusiveness by tackling runaway rents.
In Government, No Excuse for Missing Documents
10/28/2014   13 comments
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of coverup and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Barcelona Tackles Its Smog Problem
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
10/27/2014   11 comments
Motorists may feel the pinch as Barcelona moves to reduce air pollution levels.
Cellular Location Crisis Threatens Lives
Alan Reiter  
10/24/2014   36 comments
With more and more citizens using cellphones to call 911, failure to collect and supply accurate location data is a threat to lives.
The Mayors Challenge Spurs Transferable Innovations
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
10/22/2014   14 comments
Bloomberg Philanthropies challenged mayors to create innovative ideas which could spread around the world.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
10/21/2014   5 comments
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens and boosts the economy, a government official says.
Mobile Encryption Angers Law Enforcement
Pablo Valerio  
10/20/2014   16 comments
Mobile encryption is a major privacy battleground for governments and corporations.
The Future City Will Be Vulnerable
Kim Davis  
10/17/2014   8 comments
The simple hacking of a domestic smart meter should raise our concern level about the security of future cities.
Solar Rising in Village Microgrids
10/16/2014   14 comments
Solar power is bringing direct currents to homes in small villages in the developing world.
Slideshow: 10 Urban Greenways
James Byrne  
10/15/2014   37 comments
Green corridors are cutting a creative path through urban and industrial landscapes. Here are some of the best examples.
EFF: City, County Police Pushing Dangerous Software
Alan Reiter  
10/14/2014   26 comments
US city and county law enforcement authorities are distributing flawed and dangerous software, a report says.
Smart Cities Merge IoT, Cloud
10/13/2014   4 comments
A European-Japanese project aims to bring ubiquitous computing to cities around the world.
Future Offices: More Than Just Desk Space
Karolin Forsling  
10/10/2014   6 comments
Research shows that both businesses and potential value-flexible workspaces are based in innovative communities.
Future Offices: Attracting Tomorrow's Talent
Karolin Forsling  
10/9/2014   10 comments
Future talent will demand creative office environments, probably in city centers.
LA: 'Goldilocks' Pricing for Parking
Kim Davis  
10/8/2014   15 comments
Xerox helps take the sting out of LA's parking problems.
Smart Meter Hack Shuts Off the Lights
10/7/2014   9 comments
European researchers will reveal major security weaknesses in smart meters that could allow an attacker to order a power blackout.
Connectivity for Urban Smart Grids
Pablo Valerio  
10/6/2014   6 comments
New standards create options for low-power IoT connectivity.
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