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
In an excerpt on Places from his new book, Smart Cities, urban forecaster Anthony Townsend considers the inevitable glitches.
Oct 14, 2013   Places Journal
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In an excerpt from his new book, Anthony Townsend explains how a volunteer effort is combining consumer technologies with open source GIS to chart one of Africa’s largest and most notorious slums. Exclusive
Oct 10, 2013  By Anthony Townsend
A ranking of the 10 most civic-minded companies holds some surprises -- mainly that the list is dominated by financial services firms.
Sep 30, 2013   Future Cities
PlanIT Valley, Masdar City, Songdo - the names of these bold visions elicit past promises of a smart and sustainable future. Eric Jaffe rounds up the latest news on the progress of the world's new urban utopias.
Sep 11, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Carl Skelton argues that the public needs new tools of citizenship to participate fully in the digital cities of the near future.
Jun 28, 2013   Places Journal
If you only listened to the IBMs of the world, you'd think the path to building better cities was through high tech solutions. But old fashioned dialogue and discussion, facilitated by some low tech platforms, works best, argues Alec Appelbaum.
Jun 3, 2013   The New York Times
Steve Lohr profiles New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress, which is beginning to generate dividends in its study, and application of, smart city technology.
Feb 25, 2013   The New York Times
What do you get for the smart city that thinks it has everything? Lauren Drell lists the 25 technologies every smart city should have.
Dec 30, 2012   Mashable
For those of you who've been anxiously waiting since Boyd Cohen published his list of Europe's smartest cities last month...wait no longer, North America's top 10 smartest cities have been revealed.
Dec 3, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
A new web-based software, described as a "Google Analytics for local governments," allows smaller cities to get involved in the Gov 2.0 revolution, reports Ariel Schwartz.
Nov 15, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist