big data

With so many potential sources of data with which to analyze traffic behaviors and real-time conditions, University of Toronto engineers have created an online portal that could one day help drive a system populated with autonomous cars.
Oct 25, 2015   U of T Engineering News
One of the world's most popular navigation apps, Waze, has aggregated the data generated by 50 million users to develop a "Driver's Satisfaction Index." Perhaps surprisingly, auto-oriented Phoenix, Arizona leads all cities on the index.
Oct 14, 2015   Waze
The workout-tracking app Strava provided generous access to its data to allow a compare and contrast exercise in how people ride bikes in 12 of the most famous cities in the world.
Oct 9, 2015   Vox
The potential of "Smart Cities" is still very much under negotiation. Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard University surveyed what cities are doing so far to take advantage of the Internet of things.
Sep 3, 2015   Data-Smart City Solutions
Planners will be presented with new challenges and opportunities in a new era of data-enhanced government. Exclusive
Jul 20, 2015  By Kendra L. Smith and Kevin C. Desouza
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I recently traveled to Glasgow, Scotland with students and faculty from around the world learning about Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age Blog Post
Jul 16, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Earlier in June, Google announced the creation of an "urban innovation company" called Sidewalk Labs. One writer explains the genesis of the company as well as its potential for the future of how cities operate.
Jun 25, 2015   Pacific Standard
An article in Boom: A Journal of California extends the timeline of "smart cities" and "big data" efforts by a considerable amount—all the way back to the late 1960s.
Jun 22, 2015   BOOM: A Journal of California
Amid growing skepticism, an international gathering examines the useful benefits for an age of critical urban challenges. Exclusive
Jun 3, 2015  By Michael Mehaffy
This is what "smart cities" technology looks like: A new product called Inrix Insights offers planners and businesses a platform by which to access the data created by the use of connected cars.
May 10, 2015   ITProPortal
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Technology is changing the way we plan. Members of the public are interacting with technology in different ways, routinely using our mobile devices to communicate all kinds of information. Blog Post
Apr 3, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley