More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets.
Britain was supposed to meet EU limits by 2010, but the government admits that London won't achieve this standard until 2025.
The government are now saying that they will not be able to reach the EU targets until 2025 now. Air pollution is linked to 18 common diseases and up to 160K UK deaths every year, at a estimated cost of £24billion.
Loop Labs is running a social innovation pilot project in Brixton. Working with schools to develop a game app to try to get adults to walk more and drive less to make Brixton a happier, healthier and safer place to live. The #Hack4Change event was held on Monday 24th February.
Ranking of Top 500 influencers and players active on Twitter seeking and sharing Sustainable and Smart Strategies and Solutions for Resilient, Liveable, Low-Carbon, Green, Urban Environments of the Future. Weekly update day: Thursday. The Leaderboard ranks Players on the basis of scores that measure interactions and influence across all major social-media channels and online, with the metrics provided via leading independent platform Klout. Curated and Managed by Jim McClelland @SustMeme, the data is published by McClelland Media Ltd, in association with Buro Happold @burohappold. Other sectors for which SustMeme Top 500 rankings are published include: CSR & Business, Sustainability & the Built Environment, Climate Change & Energy, plus Green Infrastructure. For all news of Top 500 releases, updates and peer group notifications, please Follow dedicated Twitter feed: @SustMemeTop500.
LOOKING FOR DESIGN/ DEV DUO FOR OUR WORLD FIRST HACK-A-BRIEF!! 24/02
Walk the Talk Behaviour Change Campaign seeking geeky design team.
Would you like London to be a healthier and safer place for you and your kids to live?
Do you think technology and games can help?
We are looking for a small design/ dev team to join us at our Hack Lab on Monday 24th February
Some of the smartest change makers from global companies like Ogilvy, Intel and Ordinance Survey will join community and kids to develop the strongest possible starting point for this world first urban game.
Kids from local primary schools will be the judges on the day - and our beta testers.
The best idea will be developed into a working prototype which will be developed for roll out across Brixton.
WALK THE TALK ?
The project will develop a smart, original digital solution to local air pollution.
We assume people will be healthier if they walk more. The streets will feel safer if more people are out walking.
By driving less we assume the air quality will get better.
Which will in turn make people healthier and feel better.
This full day, fun, dynamic workshop will bring together industry experts, researchers, technologists and most importantly community leaders to collaboratively brainstorm and develop the best possible brief.
Four design teams will join the fun.
One teams will win the contract to develop the Walk the Talk working prototype.
Gamification - a concept that involves making a service, application or platform more engaging by adding incentives. Gamification first became a household term in and around 2010 and since then, it has become an essential component of most digital and tech-based applications. Gartner estimates that by the year-end 2014, more than 70% of the world's largest 2,000 companies will deploy at least one gamified application.
Coelition is a not-for-profit organisation that is creating international standards for the responsible use our behavioural data.
An interesting organisation that is pushing for standards across behavioural data. There are clear ethical issues around how this data is used. While data offers an unprecident understanding of behaviour, which can be used to drive positive behaviour change - thre are clearly more malevalent uses. Discussions around data are crucial as we move into the age of #IOT
Live visualizations of the neural pathways of the brain. Fascinating stuff.
(Credit: Neuroscape lab, UCSF) UC San Francisco neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, is hoping to paint a fuller picture of what is happening inside the brain
Every day we get closer to understanding the human brain. There is a new form of cognitive therapy / counselling that uses live visualisations of the brain to help people forge new neural pathways to help overcome trauma/ depression. These are interesting days
ClientEarth means Justice for the Planet. We are an organisation of activist environmental lawyers committed to securing a healthy planet. We work in Europe and beyond, bringing together law, science and policy to create pragmatic solutions to key environmental challenges.
Ground breaking court ruling on governmental responsibilities to protect citizens from the dangers of air pollution - it's wierd how many different stats there are on number of deaths are related to air pollution
“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1,850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that...
young children, people with lung problems and cyclists riding through heavy traffic are considered most likely to be adversely affected by vehicular emissions
Launching Spring 2014. Behaviour change has always been at the core of what we do. This video gives a brief introduction to our new behaviour change framework. We're currently finishing the implementation of the framework and a host of new features on Love to Ride, ready for a launch in Spring 2014. If you'd like more info, please get in touch: email@example.com
Over the next 3 months in Brixton, LOOP Labs and ICRI-Cities will experiment with a number of innovative design techniques, while using Intel-designed sensors to measure air quality at a local level over time. Walk the Talk Brixton’s journey will be shared across multiple platforms, to benefit like-minded organisations.
CANCER RESEARCH UK has hired games and software development agency Guerilla Tea to build the charity’s first mobile phone game to pinpoint new genetic causes of cancer – accelerating potential new cures.
As the mother of an asthmatic, Mary Peveto has long been concerned about air pollution, but not until she stumbled across a USA Today report did she fully understand the threat to her daughter's health.
Data sensors can make the invisible visible - and motivate change
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