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Tag Archives: Technology

October 25, 2016
October 23, 2016
D.C. and 16 Other Cities Partner to Test Tech Approaches
Washington Post

The District and 16 other U.S. cities have partnered with a local transportation group and Google’s Sidewalk Labs to figure out how best to tap technology to get people around more smoothly — and to help tune up communities in the process.

October 20, 2016
Where Is the World’s Most High-Tech City?
Colin Marshall

An urbanite cannot live by startup incubation alone – only implementing the latest technology within a sound built and social environment can make a city truly hi-tech. San Franciscans are fast to deny their city’s claim to the title; but if San Francisco is not worthy, which city is?

Smart Utopia vs. Smart Reality
Cities (abstract)

20 years after the appearance of literature evidence and the launch of the first, pioneering cases, the smart city domain remains ambiguous and generates an increasing argument with regard to its feasibility and potential.

October 18, 2016
Sidewalk Labs and T4 Aim to Create 16 Smart Cities
The Verge

Cities across the country are clamoring for technological upgrades to transform themselves from cities of the past into “smart cities” of the future. Today, Sidewalk Labs says it will help over a dozen cities do just that.

October 17, 2016
Why Did Cities Spend Millions on Fast Gigabit Networks?

Dozens of American cities have next-generation broadband networks that offer speeds of 1 gigabit per second — 50 times faster than a typical connection. These super-fast connections were supposed to revolutionize Americans’ experience of the internet; but why hasn’t it?

October 9, 2016
How Apps Are Transforming Urban Neighborhoods
The Guardian

The on-demand services offered by apps like Uber, Laundrapp and Shoe Drop could be the nail in the coffin for some street-level businesses, and help spur gentrification. But who loses out?

October 5, 2016
October 3, 2016
October 2, 2016
How Drones Will Change Cities
The Conversation

Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are like the first motorised cars: they have started out as a toy – and sometimes a hazardous one at that. But they will, with time, become normal and form the basis of a new way of living and working. In response, the urban environment will need to adapt.

September 29, 2016
Why Does Technology Put Cars Before People?
City Metric

While advances in safety systems and technology over past decades have greatly improved driver and passenger safety, there has been relatively little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

September 27, 2016
September 26, 2016
September 25, 2016
When Do We Revoke Humanity’s Driving License?
The Globe and Mail

If you were to ride a horse through the middle of downtown Toronto, or any big city for that matter, you’d probably find yourself in trouble with police. So too might be the case with driving a car in the not-so-distant future.

Cisco Chief Outlines Blueprint for Hamburg Smart City
Computer World UK

Business development manager for EMEA and Russia Mirko Bass tells Computerworld just why the smart city of Hamburg is attracting international attention, including from US president Barack Obama’s cabinet.

September 22, 2016
The Dramatic Consequences of ‘Peak Car’
Washington Post

On Thursday the renowned Rocky Mountain Institute released a truly sweeping report on the future of vehicles. If it’s right, then we would be on the verge of an energy and technology transformation rivaling the sudden decline of the coal industry.

What Cities Can Do Now to Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

The most salient feature of LA’s recently released Transportation Technology Strategy is how clear it makes it that there’s no reason cities need to wait for autonomous vehicles to arrive to start realizing the benefits of transportation technology.


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