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A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Carter Hewgley

I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, S...

We don't necessarily know best: Why cooperation, sharing and co-creating are key to solving climate crisis

Morten Kabell | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Morten Kabell

Cooperation. Including our citizens. Getting the companies on board. These are all ways that we - that I - have talked about partnerships and cooperat...

City Sustainability Reporting: An Essential Best Practice

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Adam Sulkowski

U.S. and Chinese mayors are discussing climate action this week. There's one best practice in particular that all others depend upon: sustainability r...

Responsive Borough: 10,000 Concerned Brooklynites

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the ongoing gentrification of Brooklyn, it comes as no surprise that affordable housing ranks as one of the top three concerns among residents, after education and youth.

The 15 Most Disruptive Technologies of 2025

Brett King | Posted 05.05.2016 | Technology
Brett King

The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled.

Do Smart Cities Need To Do a Better PR Job?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 04.29.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

//please note, this is embargoed until May 3rd Smart cities are something I've touched on a bit recently, with an article on INSEAD the latest to hig...

Why I Won't Live In Google/Alphabet's TechUtopia

Seyi Fabode | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

The news is that Alphabet/Sidewalk Labs is looking to build a city from the ground up. My first reaction when I heard this was 'Sign me up!' And the...

The Road to the Top: How the City of Jaipur Finished in the Top 3 of the India Smart Cities Challenge

Sanjay Sridhar | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Sanjay Sridhar

In June of 2015, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition amongst Indian cities designed to accelerate and inspire more sustainable, citizen centric and effective urban development.

Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future

Mark Watts | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

This article was coauthored by Mark Watts, Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Brandee McHale, President of t...

Will It Connect? How The Smart Cities Movement Uses Internet of Things

Beverly Macy | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

Will it connect? That is the key question in the world of IoT. And, yes, just about everything can and (maybe) will connect, eventually. From smart c...

User-centric Smarter Cities

Advertising Week | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Tom Hostler, Co-Founder, POKE • @hostler We're told the world's population is set to double in the next 30 years, which poses all sorts of prob...

Why Smart Cities, Businesses and Homes Will Transform Your Life

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Our world now moves so fast that we seldom stop to see just how far we have come in just a few years. The latest iPhone 6s, for example, has a dual-co...

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.

Why We Must Engage Urban Citizens To Lead To A Better And Cleaner World

John D. Judge | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
John D. Judge

How can we expect the next generation to value and preserve the outdoors if they are completely disconnected from it? It is critical that the outdoors become a part of the urban lexicon, parks and trails as much a part of daily life as streetlights and sidewalks.

Your City Could Be The First To Embrace The Future Of Transportation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology

No one is sure what a "smart city" is, exactly, but a new contest will offer $50 million to the city with the most compelling vision of what this conc...

Chinese Cities Will Not Become Greener Without a Decentralized and Smarter Taxation System

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In a recent visit to Xuzhou city, Jiangsu Province, a third tier Chinese city with nearly 10 million inhabitants and also a resource-exhausted city, we could not help but think what we would do and what we could achieve when facing the city's environmental and economic challenges.

Quick Guide To Smart Cities

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

We are in the early days of a transformation of our cities from dumb to smart. Whether we know or like it our cities are being kitted up with sensors, cameras and all forms of data gathering devices.

Making Cities Better for Successful Aging

Linda P. Fried | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Linda P. Fried

With the vast majority of Americans living in urban settings, it's crucial -- for older Americans, for our nation's public health, and for the economics of healthcare -- that our cities be designed with an aging population in mind.

I.D.E.A. Breaks Ground on a New Model of Art District

John M. Eger | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Yesterday, a new model of art and culture district broke ground in San Diego on the first phase of an unusual new concept. With no National Endowment...

Breathing New Life Into Cities

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

In my children's lifetime, 75 percent of the world is going to be living in cities. That means that we run the risk that the vast majority of the world's citizens and future leaders could have very limited, if any, access to nature in their daily lives.

Smart Cities Start With Smart IT

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Gartner estimates that smart homes will have nearly 300 million connected things in use by 2015. That is a staggering number but what about connected ...

Smart Cities: Seeing the Invisible and Doing the Impossible

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The local heroes of tomorrow, the ones who get re-elected and really push their cities forward, will have adopted these methods and this new technology to the benefit of their cities and the people they serve.

Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

12 Internet of Things Startups to Better Your World Compete for Verizon $1 Million Prize Money

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Karin Kloosterman

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is America's #1 mobile provider and the company just announced finalists for their international Powerful Answers Award which will ...

Why Technology Is The Catalyst For A New Era Of Aging In Place

Paul H. Irving | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

As futurists debate the merits and risks of new technologies, we know today that technological progress is providing solutions for a new generation of older adults who seek to remain active, contributing and connected to their families, friends and communities.