Internet access and digital skills unlock the Internet of Things (IoT). Applications such as telecommuting, virtual meetings, app-enabled public transport, smart cars, and smart logistics can curb emissions and create sustainable growth.
Jan 13, 2016 Cities of the Future
The New York Times created a "Room for Debate" feature offering four points of view on the subject of infrastructure repair.
Dec 3, 2015 The New York Times
Telecom companies don’t want to compete with local governments to provide Internet to residents, but a recent rule by the federal government allows them to do just that. Pushback has come from an unlikely source: state attorneys general.
Jul 1, 2015 Pacific Standard
The online documentation of the San Francisco Planning Department's approval process received a huge upgrade.
Mar 10, 2015 Curbed SF
Google announced last week it plans to expand high speed internet service in four fiber-ready cities, including Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham.
Feb 3, 2015 The Raleigh News & Observer
The following report surveys the current state of Internet technology as employed by the planning departments of over 500 cities in the United States. Exclusive
Jan 27, 2015 By
It's not just residents who are suffering the country's highest rents. Non profits are suffering too. However, some are displaying adaptability and creativity in dealing with high rents, notes consultant David Prowler.
Feb 13, 2014 UrbDeZine.com
A new report out this week has ranked the Top 10 "Internet Cities" around the globe, based on a set of five criteria: connection speed, availability of citywide WiFi, openness to innovation, support of public data, and security/data privacy.
Aug 27, 2013 Future Cities
Shannon Mattern examines how media scholars and environmental artists are working to reveal the material and immaterial infrastructures that shape our lives, from the Interstate to the Internet.
Jul 3, 2013 Places Journal
In the first article of a series exploring how the physical structures that support the explosion in digital information are effecting the environment, James Glanz examines the wasteful manner in which technology companies consume energy.
Sep 25, 2012 The New York Times