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.
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 [...]
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.”
http://hackitectura.net HACKITECTURA from Guillermo Cruz on Vimeo.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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.
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.