Smart Cities

Private, crowdsourced mobile phone applications addressing urban mobility collect troves of data on how cities flow. So how can municipalities tap into these databases to accurately understand the movement of their citizens? Exclusive
4 days ago  By Maayan Dembo
Any vision for a "City 3.0"—or an untethered, technology-enabled city—is dependent on next generation infrastructure for Internet, energy, water, and more.
Aug 1, 2014   Governing
Conceived as a counterpoint to the "smart city," the "playable city" would think beyond efficiency and utility in applying technology to the urban experience.
Jun 30, 2014   Next City
Shannon Mattern argues that as we enter the era of so-called “smart” cities, we need to consider the point of engagement where citizens interface with the city’s operating system.
May 11, 2014   Places Journal
The same week that the New York Police Department released a boat load of data about traffic collisions comes news that exercise app Strava will sell its data on the how, where, and when bikers and runners use streets.
May 9, 2014   Wall Street Journal - Digits
Undergirding the massive mix of uses and investments called Hudson Yards is an ambitious plan to gather and analyze data provided by the 65,000 people a day who make use of the facility.
Apr 28, 2014   FastCompany Exist
Civic leaders chime in on how policy should guide technology and smart cities initiatives.
Apr 26, 2014   Wired.com
A writer laments the advances made by data collection in cities—once a location where people could maintain or seek anonymity.
Apr 23, 2014   New York Times
After flying home from my third trip in the last 5 months as advisor to Medellín, Colombia, this trip timed with the city's hosting of the largest urban gathering on the planet, the World Urban Forum WUF7, it’s high time I shared some observations about the innovations and attitudes that ar Opinion
Apr 15, 2014   By Brent Toderian
A recent article explores the promise—and potential pitfalls—of new technology to support the growing popularity of urban pedestrianism.
Mar 25, 2014   FutureStructure
New Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has installed a large data dashboard in his office to track the performance of everything from city services, hot line call volume, and social media sentiment.
Mar 21, 2014   The Boston Globe