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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. 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.

The idea was that smart, sustainable community design, coordinated with transportation systems that integrated walkability, bicycles, and next generation public transit, could really make a difference. Webinars | Urban Systems Collaborative. Participate in the Urban Systems Collaborative’s web-based seminar series! 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. The webinars are held alternate Tuesdays (approximately) at 12:00 ET. The presentations are archived online, see below. To join the Webinars Go to Join.Me for the visual presentation.Call in to the telephone conference for the audio presentation. Subscribe to the Webinar Calendar View the calendar online . Add it to Google calendar: click the “add to google” button on the calendar pageadd it to Outlook: copy the ics address, and follow these instructions.Lotus Notes users might find this helpful… Next Webinar November 5, 2013 - Coming soon Recent Webinars.

City sensors: the internet of things is taking over our cities. This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. 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. Wireless sensors embedded in parking spots detect if they're available and let drivers know via a smartphone app or digital sign. It is also able to measure demand, so prices can be adjusted accordingly. Gunfire locator ShotSpotter systems implemented in cities including Washington DC use acoustic sensors to detect and locate gunfire, so police officers can respond more effectively. Smart grid Intelligent systems in the electrical grid have been tested in cities in Italy, Canada and the US.

GSMA Smart Cities Mobile Indicators. Innovation and the City | 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. 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. To successfully address these challenges, the next mayor will have to be as ambitious, experimental and innovative as his or her predecessor. 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). 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. "Public meetings are broadcast online. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 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.

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. Like this: Like Loading... Data-Smart City Solutions.

The CASA Blog Network | The latest outputs from researchers, alumni and friends at UCL CASA. Features. CKAN is a fully-featured, mature, open source data management solution. CKAN provides a streamlined way to make your data discoverable and presentable. Each dataset is given its own page with a rich collection of metadata, making it a valuable and easily searchable resource.

Check out our live interactive demo! Publish & find datasets Publish datasets via import or through a web interface. Store & manage data Store the raw data and metadata. Engage with users & others Federate networks with other CKAN nodes. Customise & extend Use the API‘s rich programming interface, and benefit from over 60 extensions including link checking, comments, and analytics. Publish and Manage Data An intuitive web interface allows dataset publishers and curators to easily register, update and refine datasets in a distributed authorisation model called ‘Organizations’. Entering data You can add and edit data in CKAN in many ways, including: Harvesting Publisher tools Workflow Datasets can be public or private. Metadata. 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 describes the findings of this research and is available to download for free at 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. The four scenarios are: Trendline If current trends continue, nearly one billion people will live in China’s cities by 2025. Supercities If current trends continue, nearly one billion people will live in China’s cities by 2025. Townization This scenario is the most dispersed among MGI’s four urbanization scenarios. Source: MGI. Spain's Santander, the City That Runs on Sensors. Buried under the streets of Santander, Spain—or discreetly affixed to buses, utility poles, and dumpsters—are some 12,000 electronic sensors that track everything from traffic to noise to surfing conditions at local beaches.

This digital nervous system puts the city of 180,000 at the forefront of one of the hottest trends in urban management: streaming real-time data to the public in an effort to increase the efficiency and reduce the stress of city life. Santander’s narrow downtown streets are dotted with electronic signs that direct drivers to the nearest available parking spaces, reducing traffic congestion. Sensors are being installed on dumpsters to signal when they need emptying and are being buried in parks to measure soil dampness, preventing sprinkler overuse. Coming soon: wireless-enabled meters that monitor water consumption at homes and businesses, phasing out door-to-door meter readers. The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design. The volume of data in our age is so vast that whole new research fields have blossomed to develop better and more efficient ways of presenting and organizing information.

One such field is data visualization, which can be translated in plain English as visual representations of information. The PBS “Off Book” series turned its attention to data visualization in a short video featuring Edward Tufte, a statistician and professor emeritus at Yale, along with three young designers on the frontiers of data visualization. Titled “The Art of Data Visualization,” the video does a good job of demonstrating how good design—from scientific visualization to pop infographics—is more important than ever.

In much the same way that Marshall McLuhan spoke about principles of communication, Tufte talks in the video about what makes for elegant and effective design. What does Tufte mean by this? For those of us who aren’t designers, it’s refreshing to consider the elements of good visual story-telling. 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 . 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. Tal com està plantejada, la solució Estonoesunsolar tindrà un impacte positiu en espais urbans infrautilitzats, en la ciutadania de Sant Cugat i en el creixement de l’economia local gràcies a la integració de persones a l’atur. La cerimònia de lliurament de premis d’aquest certamen anual s'ha celebrat la matinada del 15 de maig a a San Francisco, la, en el qual també hi han participat les ciutats catalanes de Barcelona, Terrassa i l’Hospitalet.

Carlo Ratti: The Digitalization of Cities: Sketching a Future Urban Scenario. The recent history of urbanization has evolved quite contrary to common expectations. 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. " As it turned out, not only did they survive -- cities are now undergoing the largest scale of growth in human history, with more than 60 percent of the world expected to live in urban areas by 2020. Yet, digitization has a profound effect on cities. We can illustrate this change with an analogy to the world of Formula One car racing.

But how do we go about this? La aplicación Accessibility FAMMA permite geolocalizar puntos de interés accesibles para personas con discapacidad. La Federación de Asociaciones de Personas con Discapacidad Física y Orgánica de la Comunidad de Madrid (FAMMA-COCEMFE Madrid), presentó la aplicación móvil gratuita "Accessibility Famma", diseñada e impulsada por FAMMA-Cocemfe Madrid con la colaboración de la Fundación Vodafone España, en la III Jornada Técnica sobre "Ciudades inteligentes" organizada por el Centro Nacional de Tecnologías de la Accesibilidad (CENTAC).

El presidente de la entidad, Javier Font, explicó a los presentes las características de esta aplicación, que está siendo reforzada a nivel nacional a través de la Confederación Española de Personas con Discapacidad Física y Orgánica (COCEMFE), adherida al proyecto. Esta aplicación está dirigida a facilitar los desplazamientos a las personas con discapacidad y/o movilidad reducida, especialmente a la hora de programar viajes o rutas por lugares desconocidos.

Dinámicas y modelos de generación de valor en las ciudades inteligentes. #smarticities | 2TI #smartcity= Territorio+Tecnología+Inteligencia+Innovación. La generación de valor de una ciudad inteligente, e s el resultado del proceso de consenso de los recursos existentes, la necesidad ciudadana y la aplicación de la tecnología , que implementará soluciones y que seguro que generará progreso. Venimos hablando desde hace algún tiemp de Canvas Smart City, metodología para pensar en smart cities. En ese proceso reflexivo de análizar la ciudad y su generación de valor, también hemos definido las capas de inteligencia en el desarrollo de una ciudad. Las capas de inteligencia de una smartcity. Utilizaremos para ellos tres procesos o patrones que pueden posibilitar, en el proceso de configuración de una Ciudad Inteligente, tener una visión distinta, global y análitica : Por un lado la desagregación , por otro lado el de ” larga cola” y por último el de “plataforma multilateral”.

Pasamos a detallarlo: El concepto de ciudado territorio “desagregad@” se sostiene en tres tipos de relación : 1.- La que se configura hacia los servicios al ciudadano. SafeCity project - Future Internet applied to public safety in Smart cities. Presentación del Open Data Santander. Ampla Cidade Inteligente. Connected Smart Cities Network | 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. 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.

The use of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology is bringing "The Internet of Things" alive, SAP said. But while M2M may only conjure up thoughts of buzzing servers in a cavernous room, it has many real-world applications that affect your everyday life, from the connected home to the connected city. In a survey provided by SAP, 85 percent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) think that M2M is a natural technological evolution and will advance the "consumerization of IT" trend. Homer Project. Hackear el concepto de Smart City. PlanningTech | Embracing Technology to Improve Cities. Boyd Cohen - When a Smart City Is in a Stupid Country. Smart cities, las ciudades del siglo XXI que llegan a Chile. 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. 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. - Home. Smood | Sentient Research Lab | Contextualización en tiempo real de la Identidad Digital. Apertura de Datos Públicos (Open Data) | Donantes de Sangre de Córdoba. Load Sensing.