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November 8, 2020, 11am PST
Checking in with Toyota's plans for an interconnected smart "city of the future" means considering how their approach might differ from other attempts at similar projects.
Smart Cities Dive
August 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
Smart cities technologies are not going to lead to the right outcomes unless end users are recognized as integral players in the planning process.
Smart Cities Dive
February 21, 2020, 5am PST
An evaluation committee made up of Waterfront Toronto staff has given a green light for the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Toronto to proceed to the next stages of planning.
The Star
November 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lives, but, according to this article, we shouldn't underestimate the nefarious role it plays in urban spaces.
Real Life
June 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.
Toronto Star
November 17, 2018, 9am PST
Details emerged this week of a massive "Internet of Things" (IoT) project in San Diego, California.
Smart Cities Dive
November 7, 2018, 7am PST
The city of Columbus, Ohio is sharing some of what it has learned about becoming a smart city.
Smart Cities Dive
December 4, 2017, 12pm PST
"Smart city" plans are being announced at a steady clip. The latest master planned "smart city" proposal comes for a former U.S. Navy-owned site near Boston.
Dezeen
November 13, 2017, 8am PST
The new community of Belmont will join Arcosanti as another attempt at turning Arizona desert into the next evolution of human habitation. This time, one of the richest men in the world is behind the plans.
KPNX
Blog post
February 19, 2014, 6pm PST
Are we using technology to plan for utopias? Or are we luddites who are ignoring an inevitable future? Should we be for our against smart cities? Two recent books take on this debate.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
May 20, 2013, 6am PDT
In the quest to improve efficiency and effectiveness, "smart" technologies are helping cities become more intelligent machines. But a growing chorus fears the side effects of increased privatization, surveillance, and technological sophistication.
The Boston Globe
March 15, 2013, 11am PDT
While experts opine on what the city of the future will look like, Santander "has surged to the forefront of those aspiring to be smart." With 10,000 sensors collecting data and a custom app serving residents, the city is showing how smart is done.
Spiegel Online
November 16, 2012, 10am PST
Based on a new metric he's developed for defining the components of a smart city, Boyd Cohen ranks the top cities in Europe that are "working the hardest to be the most advanced urban landscape."
Fast Company Co.Exist
June 6, 2012, 1pm PDT
The fact that cities are becoming more technologically reliant and interconnected is good, right? But, what happens if the controls of the "smart city" fall into the wrong hands? A new video game explores such a scenario, writes Nate Berg.
The Atlantic Cities
May 10, 2012, 7am PDT
Adie Tomer looks at how Vienna contributes to Europe's smart city movement through innovations in sustainability, place-making, and data utilization.
The New Republic
April 23, 2012, 7am PDT
As cities increasingly turn to automated systems to maximize cost and efficiency, Will Doig asks who should man the controls.
Salon.com
April 5, 2012, 10am PDT
Maggie Comstock looks at what it takes to be considered a "Smart City", and asks what an organizationally and infrastructurally challenged city like Atlanta can do to raise its IQ.
Sustainable Cities
March 5, 2012, 8am PST
Pete Swabey tells the tale of the development of smart city technology by IBM and Cisco, which has now reached a point of maturation in which significant lessons, economic opportunities, and future applications can be discerned.
Information Age
February 22, 2011, 9am PST
Cities in India and China, as well as in Dubai, are building smarter cities which spurs more investment and development.
Computing.co.uk
January 8, 2011, 11am PST
<em>Fast Company</em> runs down a list of the "smartest" cities in the world. First place goes to Songdo City, in South Korea.
Fast Company