The new technologies helping visually impaired people navigate cities


Source: The Guardian 1 September 2014
The new technologies helping visually impaired people navigate cities

Navigating a mega-city like London on foot can be a fraught experience no matter who you are. But as a sighted person living in a sighted world...

IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation


Source: IBM 1 September 2014
IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation

For the first time ever, most people live in urban areas. In the years to come, the percentage of people living in cities will continue to..

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Are sustainable supply chains valued by the consumer? - live chat


Source: The Guardian 1 September 2014
Are sustainable supply chains valued by the consumer? - live chat

This September, Sainsbury’s will take its price comparisons war with rival supermarket Tesco to the High Court. The latest spat centres on Tesco’s...

Date of Boris’s air quality evidence to MPs announced


Source: MayorWatch 31 August 2014
Date of Boris’s air quality evidence to MPs announced

Boris Johnson is to be quizzed by MPs about his environmental policies and their part in cleaning up London’s air quality on September 10th...

Cleaning up oil spills with magnets at MIT


Source: YouTube 29 August 2014
Cleaning up oil spills with magnets at MIT

MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be...

Sustainable development and integrated planning mark Europe’s new green capital


Source: TheCityFix 28 August 2014
Sustainable development and integrated planning mark Europe’s new green capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia has won the 2016 European Green Capital Award, given annually by the European Commission to cities that set an example...

IBM Institute for Business Value: Transportation and economic development


Source: IBM 27 August 2014
IBM Institute for Business Value: Transportation and economic development

High unemployment, languid economic growth and growing urbanization make transport’s role in driving growth more important than ever...

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Some front: the bad developments making a joke of historic buildings


Source: The Guardian 27 August 2014
Some front: the bad developments making a joke of historic buildings

If street names are an omen, you should be braced for trouble where Gun Street meets Artillery Lane...

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?


Source: The Guardian 26 August 2014
Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?

With an eye on urbanization, population growth and efficiency, tiny spaces were a big theme at this summer’s Dwell on Design conference...

Intelligent Urban Transportation


Source: IBM 26 August 2014
Intelligent Urban Transportation

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, cities, and the movement of people and goods within them, are critical to the future of citizens and...

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The Future of Urban Planning: Zoning for Drones


Source: Planetizen 26 August 2014
The Future of Urban Planning: Zoning for Drones

Efforts to regulate the use of drones within the United States have consisted entirely of banning their use, rather than taking advantage...

Building Smart Cities in India


Source: TheEnergyCollective 26 August 2014
Building Smart Cities in India

In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old...

IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management


Source: IBM 22 August 2014
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management

The first obligation of a city is to protect its citizens and its critical infrastructure. But maintaining public safety involves a number of...

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Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities


Source: Post Carbon Institute 22 August 2014
Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities

TEDx Mission recently invited me to speak at their San Francisco event on how cities are using collective intelligence approaches to...

Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities


Source: IBM 22 August 2014
Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities

With rising population levels in cities across the globe and shifting demographics, Public Safety agencies are increasingly challenged to...

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IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Law Enforcement


Source: IBM 21 August 2014
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Law Enforcement

Dedicated to protecting citizens and property, many law enforcement agencies are finding it more and more difficult to...

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Timeless or Time-Bound in the City?


Source: Sustainable Cities 21 August 2014
Timeless or Time-Bound in the City?

Take away context clues, and cities become more interesting matrices—with blank cells to complete...

The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World


Source: IBM 21 August 2014
The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World

Increasing global energy demands and growing attention to environmental issues require reliable, high-quality power supplies and the use of...

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Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety


Source: IBM 20 August 2014
Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety

Public safety is vitally important to people living in cities the world over and is essential to the vibrancy and...

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What Smart Cities can Learn from the Luddites


Source: Sustainable Cities 20 August 2014 Featured
What Smart Cities can Learn from the Luddites

There’s nothing like technology to stop people thinking straight. Just as the Daily Mail seems to find a new cure for cancer every few days...

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Passenger watchdog launches Tube ticket office consultation


Source: MayorWatch 20 August 2014
Passenger watchdog launches Tube ticket office consultation

London’s passenger watchdog is asking Tube users to give their views on London Underground’s planned ticket office closures...

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