Smart Cities

The Smart City Expo and World Congress, held this year in Barcelona, announced its 2014 World Smart Cities Awards. This year the top award went to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dec 1, 2014   Cities Today
A post on the European Commission website provides an edited transcript of a presentation by Rem Koolhaas in which the starchitect and author offers a scathing take on the ill effects of smart cities.
Nov 26, 2014   European Commission
The Wall Street Journal examines a pair of businesses as examples of how new sources of data can be collected and sold. Orbital Insight, Inc, for instance, interprets the shadows cast by buildings.
Nov 24, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Julian Agyeman and Duncan McLaren make the case that the only smart city is a shareable city.
Sep 30, 2014   Zocalo Public Square
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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
Aug 25, 2014  By Ma'ayan 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