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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Technology

June 6, 2013
June 4, 2013
May 22, 2013
A $50 Million Dollar Bet on Las Vegas

How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh’s $350 million Downtown Project.

May 19, 2013
STEM Report Seen as Flawed, Workers In Demand
Information Technology Industry Council, via: @lydiadepillis

My college statistics professor was the source of a truly memorable warning: “There are PT Barnums in data analysis who can easily influence people who’ve either never taken a statistics course or slept through one.”

May 9, 2013
Cities Ramp Up Data Projects, Innovation

Dubuque, Iowa, has a population of just under 60,000, but it’s doing something few other cities of its size have ever tried. It’s embedding technology in utility meters to collect and analyze water, gas and electricity use

May 2, 2013
April 30, 2013
Crossover Between Urban Spaces, and Web Places
The Atlantic Cities

John Tolva, the Chief Technology Officer for the city of Chicago, gave a talk several years ago to a room full of architects in which considerable confusion ensued.

April 17, 2013
April 8, 2013
April 2, 2013
April 1, 2013
Germany Testing Wireless Bus Recharge at Stops

The city of Mannheim, Germany, is about to undertake a pilot project that just might pave the way to the future for zero-emissions and low-noise public transit – electric buses that charge themselves wirelessly while waiting for passengers to get on and off at bus stops.

March 31, 2013
Should Cities Be Run Like Silicon Valley?
Governing Magazine

Cities are contracting with Code for America — what some call “the Peace Corps for geeks” — in an effort to seed Silicon Valley virtues in local government.

March 28, 2013
March 26, 2013
March 25, 2013
TOD Solutions Underway in Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution, MARTA CEO Keith Parker

In case you haven’t heard yet, MARTA is now open for business. Of course, MARTA remains dedicated to its core mission of providing quality bus, rail and paratransit service to the metro Atlanta region as we’ve done for the past 34 years.

March 24, 2013
March 18, 2013
Visualizing the Usage of Oyster Card in London
Spatial Complexity

For the online course TechniCity, I have made a little video of Big Data and our Oyster Card project using data from the subway system courtesy of Transport for London, and courtesy of our researcher Dr. Jon Reades.

March 5, 2013
March 4, 2013
For Urban Mechanics, A Place to Experiment
Next City, Yael Borofsky

Boston’s City Hall to Go, a roving hub for city services, is generating a lot of buzz in the civic technology community. But when I visited the real brick-and-mortar City Hall in mid-January, the new ride was in the shop.

December 21, 2012
Taking Uber for a Test Drive
This Big City

The e-hail concept might have just cleared legal hurdles in New York and D.C., but in San Francisco, it’s faced heated opposition from taxi drivers who say they’re being cheated out of fares to city officials worried about regulations and safety.


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