Toyota's Smart Insect Concept EV Packs Kinect Motion Sensor and Voice Recognition


Source: YouTube 23 July 2014 Featured
Toyota's Smart Insect Concept EV Packs Kinect Motion Sensor and Voice Recognition

Toyota's latest concept car, called the Smart INSECT, works as a giant accessory for your cell phone, connecting to all sorts of...

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Social value: a sustainability buzzword without a meaning?


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
Social value: a sustainability buzzword without a meaning?

This year's buzzwords are social value and social impact. Despite being buzzwords, and meaning much the same thing, there is an important question...

Making optical cables out of air could boost communication in space


Source: Gigaom 23 July 2014
Making optical cables out of air could boost communication in space

Under our feet, cables carry data between our homes, offices and data centers at a pace that can match the speed of light...

Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities


Source: IBM 23 July 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 23 July 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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Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are?


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are?

Environmental initiatives are increasingly used as a selling point in every area of commerce, and higher education is no exception...

What Tech Talent Shortage? Microsoft Trims 18,000 Employees From Payroll


Source: Sustainable Cities 23 July 2014
What Tech Talent Shortage? Microsoft Trims 18,000 Employees From Payroll

The Tech Economy is dying. And by that, I mean the Innovation Economy (to stick with Enrico Moretti’s terminology in his book The New Geography...

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


Source: IBM 22 July 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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Megacities - Sustaining the City


Source: BBC 22 July 2014
Megacities - Sustaining the City

Documentary series in which Andrew Marr finds out how some of the world's biggest cities feed, protect and move their citizens.

Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety


Source: IBM 22 July 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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Worldwide Urbanization Reflected by Growth of Mega-Cities


Source: Planetizen 22 July 2014 Featured
Worldwide Urbanization Reflected by Growth of Mega-Cities

A new report by the United Nations projects the growth of the world's urban population, which is expected to surpass six billion by 2045...

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OpenSignal’s weather crowdsourcing program will get a boost from a pocketable climate sensor


Source: Gigaom 21 July 2014
OpenSignal’s weather crowdsourcing program will get a boost from a pocketable climate sensor

OpenSignal launched its meteorological data crowdsourcing program, called WeatheSignal, 14 months ago, and since then it’s grown from a handful...

forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture


Source: DesignBoom 21 July 2014
forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture

forward thinking architecture, a subsidiary ideas lab of JAPA, has strategized ‘floating responsive agriculture,’ a method to counteract...

The Top 10 Mega-Cities by 2030


Source: Sustainable Cities 19 July 2014
The Top 10 Mega-Cities by 2030

One of the reasons I’m so fascinated by cities is that it’s becoming increasingly more important to get them right. From about 1831 to 1925...

Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'


Source: CNN 19 July 2014
Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

(CNN) -- In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities"...

IBM UK & Ireland Predictions 2014 - Big Data


Source: IBM 17 July 2014
IBM UK & Ireland Predictions 2014 - Big Data

Lauren Walker of IBM UKI, outlines her big data predictions for the year ahead.

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How Solar Saved Thanksgiving


Source: Switchboard 17 July 2014
How Solar Saved Thanksgiving

Solar energy may only be providing a relatively small amount of energy generation in New York State, but to a number of families with...

5 Tech-Savvy Hacks and Apps to 'Smartify' Indoor Agriculture


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 July 2014
5 Tech-Savvy Hacks and Apps to 'Smartify' Indoor Agriculture

One of the most tech-savvy areas of the sustainable agriculture revolution is indoor agriculture...

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize sustainable cities in latest draft


Source: TheCityFix 16 July 2014
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize sustainable cities in latest draft

At the 2012 Rio+20 Summit, the United Nations member states began the ambitious process of defining the social and economic priorities for humanity...

Customer Focussed Utilities


Source: IBM 16 July 2014
Customer Focussed Utilities

Two recent IBM research reports, Plugging in the Consumer: Innovating Utility Business Models for the Future, and...

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21 Features of the Future Sustainable City


Source: Sustainable Cities 16 July 2014 Featured
21 Features of the Future Sustainable City

We already have many of the ideas and inventions that are needed to make cities truly sustainable, but there is a considerable delay...

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