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Tag Archives: Technology

April 6, 2017
Why Blockchain Matters

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt more facets of your life than perhaps any other technology. Here’s what you need to know.

April 5, 2017
April 3, 2017
April 2, 2017
Smart City Initiatives Promoting Dallas As Innovative City
Dallas Morning News

With the launch of a living lab in the West End March 27, Dallas entered a new phase of its effort to create a smart city that will attract business innovation while improving the quality of life for its residents.

March 28, 2017
March 23, 2017
March 22, 2017
StreetView Used To Spot Urban Methane Leaks
Washington Post

A new partnership among scientists, environmentalists and technology experts is helping to reveal leaks in urban natural gas pipelines. And they’re hoping their efforts could help cities cut down on accidental emissions of methane.

March 21, 2017
Silicon Valley’s Plan For A “Stress-Free” Bike Network
Next City

Silicon Valley has given us social media, the iPhone, Elon Musk, but when it comes to the region’s car-dependent transportation network, “innovation” isn’t exactly the first word to come to mind. The roads are clogged, which is a problem. Or is it an opportunity?

Big Cities See Benefits, Challenges From IoT

As many of the world’s biggest urban centers implement Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in a quest to become “smart cities”, there are significant challenges along the way, including security, privacy and safety for citizens.

March 20, 2017
March 15, 2017
March 14, 2017
For Most Cities, Tech Boom Is A Bust

Contrary to technology’s image as an equalizer, digital service jobs in United States have clustered and concentrated in a select few metros.

March 13, 2017
March 8, 2017
Strong Tech Metros Are Getting Stronger
Brookings Institution

A quick look at recent data from Brookings on tech-sector employment does not license a ton of optimism for any widespread knitting of the country back together again through the location dynamics of tech.

March 1, 2017
February 27, 2017
February 26, 2017
The Rise Of Smombie Urbanism
Pop Up City

In recent articles, we’ve already reported on the fact that increasing numbers of people are glued to their smartphone screens. Whether we want it or not, this undeniable trend forces governments and designers to rethink the use and design of urban spaces.

Smart Cities Must Be People Centered, Equitable

The development of smart cities builds upon this strong historical foundation with a digital foundation that allows cities to function more efficiently, be more responsive to community members and ultimately create better, more equitable urban environments where people thrive.

February 23, 2017
February 22, 2017


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