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California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases - Lee Epstein. When California’s S.B. 375 was passed in 2008, there were many skeptics.

California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases - Lee Epstein

The law aimed to get metropolitan regions around the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions through changes to development form and transportation. (If it were a country, California would rank somewhere between the world's tenth and twelfth largest economy, so its effect could be significant.) In 2011, the California Air Resources Board set GHG emissions reduction targets by metro region for passenger vehicles (passenger vehicles account for almost a third of GHGs in the state). Eighteen Metropolitan Planning Organizations were then to develop "sustainable community strategies," wherein integrated transportation, housing, and community development, working together, could help achieve those specific objectives. Urban Systems Collaborative. Participate in the Urban Systems Collaborative’s web-based seminar series!

Urban Systems Collaborative

The seminars feature a diversity of contributions, including general introductions of firms and research projects, demos of software and tools, discussions and Q&As. Please let us know if you would like to present on a topic relevant to the Urban Systems Collaborative. Topics not covered at the 2011 Symposium, or emerging since, are particularly welcome. City sensors: the internet of things is taking over our cities. This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine.

City sensors: the internet of things is taking over our cities

Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. The internet of things is taking over our cities. Here are five examples of how its shaping the urban environment Express parking Los Angeles introduced a smart parking system, LA Express Park, last May. GSMA Smart Cities Mobile Indicators. Center for an Urban Future. Click here to: With Washington trapped in budget battles and partisan gridlock, cities have emerged as the best source of government innovation.

Center for an Urban Future

Nowhere is this more visible than in New York City. Since taking office in 2002, Mayor Bloomberg has introduced a steady stream of innovative policies, from a competition to recruit a new applied sciences campus and a far-reaching sustainability plan, to micro-apartments and a first-in-the-nation Office of Financial Empowerment. Some reforms have been more successful than others, and some more widely embraced by New Yorkers, but these policy innovations have undeniably reshaped city government, improving service delivery and sparking economic growth. Yet for all of Mayor Bloomberg’s achievements, many problems will remain when he exits City Hall at the end of the year. 12 Fresh Ideas for Transforming the Places We Live With Open Data - Emily Badger. This year, the Knight News Challenge has been soliciting project proposals that would open up and leverage government data anywhere at the national, state and local levels (in the U.S. and abroad).

12 Fresh Ideas for Transforming the Places We Live With Open Data - Emily Badger

As of last week, 886 projects are vying for a share of the $5 million in funding, all in response to this question: "How can we make the places we live more awesome through data and technology? " Amid all of the submissions are some familiar innovations we've already encountered at Atlantic Cities, formerly as nascent ideas now competing for a chance to scale up: our favorite guerrilla wayfinding campaign from Raleigh, North Carolina; Code for America's playful StreetMix web app; the San Francisco-based Urban Prototyping Festival; and a community-driven transportation planning project based on the kind of data analytics we wrote about here.

But that's barely scratching the surface of all the proposals that Knight has corralled. Death, life and place in great digital cities. At the recent Base Birmingham Conference, Scott Cain of the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) explained some of the reasons why Glasgow was awarded the TSB’s £24m Future Cities Demonstrator project this year.

Death, life and place in great digital cities

Among them all, including the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the strength of the proposed delivery partnership, one stood out for me: the challenge of addressing the difference in life expectancy of 28 years between the wealthiest and poorest areas of the city. That’s a deeply serious problem, and it’s inarguably worth supporting the city’s attempts to tackle it. Glasgow’s demonstrator project includes a variety of proposals to tackle life expectancy and other issues correlated with it – such as fuel poverty, public safety and health – using technology- and information-enabled approaches. But whilst Glasgow has the widest variation in life expectancy in the UK, it is far from alone in having a significant one. We are opening Pandora’s box. Data-Smart City Solutions. The latest outputs from researchers, alumni and friends at UCL CASA. Features. Preparing for China's Urban Billion. McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) produced a two years study on the urbanization of China, examining the global economic and social implications of the unprecedented expansion of China’s cities and how national and local policy makers can shape China’s urban development to 2025 and beyond.

Preparing for China's Urban Billion

Preparing for China’s Urban Billion describes the findings of this research and is available to download for free at www.mckinsley.com/mgi Interactive graphics highlight four-alternative scenarios for urbanization in China in the period 2005-2025 and the potential impact on the population, economy, floor space, public transport, energy, water, jobs, and skills. Spain's Santander, the City That Runs on Sensors. The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design. El projecte 'Estonoesunsolar' guanya el Cities Pilot the Future-LLGA.

La proposta guanyadora del repte plantejat per Sant Cugat en l’edició 2013 del Cities Pilot the Future-LLGA és el projecte Estonoesunsolar , ideat per Pdimonte .

El projecte 'Estonoesunsolar' guanya el Cities Pilot the Future-LLGA

Aquesta és la solució que ha quedat en primer lloc, per davant de les finalistes presentades per 3Space, LocalData, MySports, i UrbanKIT. El jurat de Sant Cugat ha valorat de forma especial els resultats que Pdimonte ha aconseguit en altres ciutats , en concret pel que fa a la cohesió social i a la participació de la ciutadania. Carlo Ratti: The Digitalization of Cities: Sketching a Future Urban Scenario. The recent history of urbanization has evolved quite contrary to common expectations.

Carlo Ratti: The Digitalization of Cities: Sketching a Future Urban Scenario

In the 1990s, scholars speculated about the impact of the ongoing digital revolution on the viability of cities. The mainstream view was that, as digital media and the Internet had killed distance, they would also kill cities. Technology writer George Gilder proclaimed that "cities are leftover baggage from the industrial era" and concluded that, due to the continued growth of personal computing, telecommunications and distributed production, "we are headed for the death of cities. " La aplicación Accessibility FAMMA permite geolocalizar puntos de interés accesibles para personas con discapacidad. Dinámicas y modelos de generación de valor en las ciudades inteligentes. #smarticities. SafeCity project - Future Internet applied to public safety in Smart cities. Presentación del Open Data Santander. Ampla Cidade Inteligente. Sharing knowledge and best practice on open data, internet of things and smart cities.

Infographic: The Internet of Things. Machine to Machine technology is the next step in information and data management, according to an infographic by SAP.

Infographic: The Internet of Things

These days, it's hard to escape the Internet. It seems like everything from your espresso maker to your eyeglasses are connected to the Web. While there's been a lot of discussion about whether the Internet makes us dumb, a new infographic from SAP explores how companies and municipalities deploying so-called smart technologies can improve our lives rather than turn us into bleary-eyed dummies. Homer Project. Hackear el concepto de Smart City. Embracing Technology to Improve Cities.

Boyd Cohen - When a Smart City Is in a Stupid Country. Architecture Building Information Modeling (BIM) Building Management Systems Construction and Building Materials Facilities Management Government Buildings. Smart cities, las ciudades del siglo XXI que llegan a Chile. Claudio Inzunza, coordinador general Smarcity Santiago: "Este proyecto funcionará como un laboratorio para ver qué innovaciones son aplicables a una mayor escala y qué políticas públicas son necesarias para apoyar este tipo de desarrollos".

Considerando que este siglo es considerado como aquel en que las ciudades serán las grandes protagonistas de los acontecimientos sociales, políticos y económicos porque será en ellas donde viva la mayor proporción de la población mundial, adquiere mayor importancia que las urbes sean capaces de ofrecer las mejores condiciones para que sus habitantes se desarrollen de manera armónica y sustentable. Especialmente en las más habitadas, donde millones de personas comparten espacios cada vez más pequeños y saturados. En este contexto, nuestro país no se quiere quedar atrás y planea el desarrollo de su primera experiencia de ciudad inteligente, proyecto que se inaugurará en julio próximo dentro de Ciudad Empresarial, en la comuna de Huechuraba.

The Connected City. 3 Creative Ways To Visualize Urban Public Transportation. Space Mapper mostrará cómo utilizamos los espacios en las ciudades. Smart Cities, Smart Climate. IDC releases first smart city maturity model. IDC Government Insights’ has released its first Smart City Maturity Model, which identifies the stages, key measures, results, and actions that are required for cities to effectively move through the stages and progress toward the long-term goal of becoming a smart city.

The document, “Assessment and Action on the Path to Maturity,” is designed to serve as a needs assessment for cities to examine their current situation and determine critical capabilities needed to develop a smart city. The goal is to help city leaders use the maturity model as a tool to develop a common language, improve intra- and inter-group collaboration in defining and executing a smart city strategy, and promote and encourage the use of emerging technologies and smart city solutions.

Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Made in Spain - Electrónica robusta para Smart Cities - 10/04/13, Made in Spain. Tweetping. L.A. Uses Big Data to Map Energy Block by Block. I-widget.eu - Home. Contextualización en tiempo real de la Identidad Digital. Apertura de Datos Públicos (Open Data) Load Sensing.