Connected urban environments couple ubiquitous broadband with open standards and increased information transparency to promote public, private and people partnerships which reflect local, regional, and global perspectives on environmental, political, and economic landscapes. Connected Urban Development from MIT Mobile Experience Lab on Vimeo.
The MIT SENSEable City Lab is doing some groundbreaking work in the exploration of how people interact with their built environment. This is a short look at two of their more recent projects: The Copenhagen Wheel & Trash Track. To learn more about them visit senseable.mit.edu/ Re-Imagining the Future of Cities from Kris Carter on [...]
A different city map according to realtime cellular phone activity…
Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need a bit of a boost. [...]
This short film is an adaptation of the classic urban design tome – “The Image of the City” – by Associate Professor Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Image of the City from Evan Mather on Vimeo.