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In November 2013, after Lucian Merryweather was killed by a motor vehicle driver on a Fort Greene sidewalk, Hilda Cohen wanted to act. A long-time street safety advocate, Hilda lived in the neighborhood where the crash happened. She organized her neighbors, under the name Make Brooklyn Safer, to go to the next 88th precinct community council meeting to demand action from local law enforcement. OpenPlans set up a Shareabouts map for Make Brooklyn Safer, for area residents to mark hazardous traffic conditions. Residents can choose categories for their input such as “dangerous crossing” and “traffic does not yield”, as well as leave more detailed comments. For the initial meeting between Make Brooklyn Safer and the 88th Precinct, OpenPlans used the data gathered to create printed maps of hotspots and priorities.

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Time banking Time banking is a pattern of reciprocal service exchange that uses units of time as currency. It is an example of a complementary monetary system. A time bank, also known as a service exchange, is a community that practices time banking. The unit of currency, always valued at an hour's worth of any person's labor, used by these groups has various names, but is generally known as a time dollar in the USA and a time credit in the UK. Time banking is primarily used to provide incentives and rewards for work such as mentoring children, caring for the elderly, being neighborly—work usually done on a volunteer basis—which a pure market system devalues. Origins and philosophy[edit]

Transit App for iOS 6 and Beyond by OpenPlans With the announcement of iOS version 6, Apple has dropped Google Maps and with it, previously built-in support for travel directions via public transit. With your support, OpenTripPlanner Mobile, an open source application developed by OpenPlans will put transit back on the iPhone. Initially, we will offer coverage for almost all transit systems in North America (see coverage details below). The app will also add new features that Google Maps didn’t have, allowing users to combine walking, bikes, bike-share and transit together, finding the fastest and most efficient trips regardless of mode of transportation. The more funds we raise the more features and data coverage we'll be able to add. Your donation is tax-deductible and supports our work building software that makes cities better.

About the Connected Smart Cities Network Who’s who? The Connected Smart Cities Network website is currently undergoing an update following the new portfolio of projects and new initiatives, such as the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC). Please refer to the news and events posts for updated information. The website will be update as part of a complete overhaul. How to get in touch The Connected Smart Cities Network are coordinated by the Board. Peer-to-peer lending Peer-to-peer lending (also known as person-to-person lending, peer-to-peer investing, and social lending; abbreviated frequently as P2P lending) is the practice of lending money to unrelated individuals, or "peers", without going through a traditional financial intermediary such as a bank or other traditional financial institution. This lending takes place online on peer-to-peer lending companies' websites using various different lending platforms and credit checking tools. Overview[edit] The interest rates are set by lenders who compete for the lowest rate on the reverse auction model, or are fixed by the intermediary company on the basis of an analysis of the borrower's credit.[1] Borrowers assessed as having a higher risk of default are assigned higher rates. Lenders mitigate the individual risk that borrowers will not pay back the money they received by choosing which borrowers to lend to, and mitigate total risk by diversifying their investments among different borrowers.

The Connected States of America Visuals 1 2 3 This page provides our visualizations of the communities based on the anonymized, aggregated call and SMS connections. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below. Springville City Welcome to the Springville City citizen survey page. Springville City values transparency. The following information is designed to give Springville citizens a view of how their city is doing from a high level perspective. Category:Science Science needs to learn to accommodate this qualitative realm, and learn to understand it - not quantitatively, but qualitatively. This requires new methods and ways of thinking for science -- not outside of a (limited) science, but within an expanded one. - Michael Mehaffy This section should cover both scientific concepts about P2P (network theory and such), but also the use of P2P practices within the field of science. Ported so far are three first columns of the Encyclopedia and the Resources section. The three most important aspects of an Open Science model are: 1) Open Access to scientific journals; 2) access to the raw material as Open Data; and 3) access to the transparent Open Process of the research methodologies itself.

Sensing Place. Mediatizing the Urban Landscape Back to overview 31. August 2012 - 11. November 2012 Sensing Place engages with urban developments, new digital infrastructure and municipal space concepts. Transformed perceptions of urban space due to our data-oriented society is a significant aspect of the exhibition.

Citadel on the move > Innovate > Template Apps Download the templates from the following list or pull the respective repositories from our github account Use the following 6-steps guide to download and deploy a template: Download the template zip file Unzip the contents in a file named <template-name>. Put the <template-name> folder inside the web directory of your local webserver. For instance, if you are using a wamp server, put it under the 'www' directory. Open the 'Config.php' file and fill in your root web directory. Peer-to-peer A peer-to-peer (P2P) network in which interconnected nodes ("peers") share resources amongst each other without the use of a centralized administrative system Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or work loads between peers. Peers are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the application. They are said to form a peer-to-peer network of nodes. Peers make a portion of their resources, such as processing power, disk storage or network bandwidth, directly available to other network participants, without the need for central coordination by servers or stable hosts.[1] Peers are both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the traditional client-server model in which the consumption and supply of resources is divided. Clarity We shouldn't be surprised that people are often confused by It is new, and represents something complicated. When the current budget cuts were revealed to include cuts to the e-government fund that supports, everyone starting questioning's value. Comments have tried to defend, or sometimes to cast doubt on,'s value, through a few partcular lines of question. Winning with Big Data In today’s highly competitive and dynamic business landscape, the marketing strategy is considered a key differentiator. From banks, telecommunications, retail to the public sector, senior management in organizations are realizing how marketing can truly enable business growth. Locally, the time is now for marketers to seize the vast opportunities while the Philippine economy is very bullish. The way we do marketing is changing mainly because of Big Data. The basic use of data to understand how marketing campaigns affect demand is old news. Today, marketing focus is on the customer.