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Connected Urban Development
Connected Urban Development

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.

Architecture that senses and responds
Architecture that senses and responds

With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT’s Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets — like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away — to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving [...]

The Future of Smart Cities
The Future of Smart Cities

A leading researcher on globalization, global cities and new technologies Saskia Sassen discusses the current hype around smart cities. She reminds us that “It is the need to design a system that puts all that technology truly at the service of the inhabitants—and not the other way around.”

Hackitectura (spanish)
Hackitectura (spanish)

http://hackitectura.net HACKITECTURA from Guillermo Cruz on Vimeo.

New Soft City
New Soft City

Muti-sensory interaction design now merges with architecture, planning and an urbanism informed by a gentle ambient drizzle of everyday data – and so a new soft city is being created, alive once again to the touch of its citizens. Dan Hill is a designer and urbanist. He’s been working at the forefront of interaction design [...]

The internet of things
The internet of things

Over the past century but accelerating over the past couple of decades, we have seen the emergence of a kind of global data field. The planet itself – natural systems, human systems, physical objects – have always generated an enormous amount of data, but we didnt used to be able to hear it, to see [...]

Videovigilancia Urbana, Negocio e Invasión a la Privacidad (spanish)
Videovigilancia Urbana, Negocio e Invasión a la Privacidad (spanish)

En Londres 10.500 cámaras filman a toda hora como en un reality show, sin cortes, las conductas de la gente común, la Argentina se está poniendo en sintonía con las tendencias mundiales de seguridad urbana. www.imaginatuvuelo.blogspot.com

Future Cities
Future Cities

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources. Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary. [...]

On networked cities in the digital age
On networked cities in the digital age

Jennifer Pahlka believes that the value of a city reaches far beyond its borders. The increase in open dialogue between local government and citizens has a positive global impact on everything from environmental awareness and economic equality (the Occupy movement) to open data and citizen access to technology. Cities have not only become better for [...]

Governance of a SmartCity
Governance of a SmartCity

Abha Joshi Ghani, gerente de la Unidad de Desarrollo Urbano del Banco Mundial, estuvo en Smart City Expo World Congress 2011 y habló de los 5 pilares para el gobierno de las ciudades: crecimiento económico, accesibilidad, sostenibilidad y habitabilidad.

Urbanflow
Urbanflow

Urbanflow, a joint effort of Nordkapp.fi and Urbanscale.org envisions an operating system for cities. The scenario explored in the video revolves around situated urban screens and their potential uses. For more detailed information about the project and its background see the links below, or contact us directly with any questions: nordkapp.fi/#contact. helsinki.urbanflow.io nordkapp.fi/blog/2011/09/building-urbanflow-helsinki/ urbanscale.org/2011/07/14/week-28-introducing-urbanflow/ Urbanflow [...]

The Copenhagen Wheel
The Copenhagen Wheel

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. [...]

Urban information design and the new materials of interaction
Urban information design and the new materials of interaction

Sami Niemelä is the creative director of Nordkapp, a Helsinki based group of experienced designers, strategists and technologists. Sami Niemelä at Cognitive Cities Conference from Cognitive Cities on Vimeo.

On Public Objects: Connected Things And Civic Responsibilities In The Networked City
On Public Objects: Connected Things And Civic Responsibilities In The Networked City

Adam Greenfield is the author of Speedbird and the founder and managing director of Urbanscale. You might also have read his book “Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing”. Adam Greenfield at Cognitive Cities Conference from Cognitive Cities on Vimeo.

Talking back to your Intelligent City
Talking back to your Intelligent City

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, questions notions of comfort and “cityness” in the global city of New York. © 2011 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.