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My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy

My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

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Collect ideas on improving your city

 

My City is a platform for sharing and discussing ideas on what can be improved in the city and how to make it happen.

 

 

Inspire people to take action

 

The platform lets users update the status of proposals, helping them feel engaged in the whole process of implementation.

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ACCIDENTOLOGIE ROUTIERE : A VELO A PARIS | Spallian

ACCIDENTOLOGIE ROUTIERE : A VELO A PARIS | Spallian | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Alors qu’Anne Hidalgo souhaite faire passer de 2 à 15% la part modale du vélo à Paris et que le Vélib connait un succès croissant avec une augmentation de 63%
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Le Open data, bike safety and maps.... Great work.

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coUrbanize | Build better real estate & development projects

coUrbanize | Build better real estate & development projects | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
coUrbanize provides civic engagement tools that allow communities to have more productive, collaborative discussions about local real estate development and planning projects.
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Great UI, great content. Nice example of how it all ties together.

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Map :: CheckiO

Map :: CheckiO | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
CheckiO is the game for coders. Improve your code with the help of our community. Create missions and challenge your peers.
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Anything that stimulates people to learn basic coding is A-OK!!! THis game looks awesome. Beautifully executed as well. Kudos to the makers.

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Open data: dé koevoet voor overheidsinnovatie - ManagementSite

Open data: dé koevoet voor overheidsinnovatie - ManagementSite | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Hoe een andere toepassing van informatievoorziening binnen de overheid onze maatschappij een geweldige boost kan geven. Ligt de sleutel bij de 'digi-natives'?
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Dutch article about power of open data for innovation.

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My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy

My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

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a fine example of crowdsource platforms...

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luiy's curator insight, June 4, 3:04 AM

Collect ideas on improving your city

 

My City is a platform for sharing and discussing ideas on what can be improved in the city and how to make it happen.

 

 

Inspire people to take action

 

The platform lets users update the status of proposals, helping them feel engaged in the whole process of implementation.

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Weg met asfalt: Straat wordt zonnepaneel (VIDEO)

Weg met asfalt: Straat wordt zonnepaneel (VIDEO) | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
De Amerikaanse start-up Solar Roadways heeft een manier uitgedokterd om hele wegen in zonnepanelen te veranderen. In theorie zou je daar de hele VS drie keer mee van stroom kunnen voorzien.
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It no longer makes sense to ask who's in charge of public services

It no longer makes sense to ask who's in charge of public services | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Making the right decisions for public services requires leaders to work together across organisational boundaries, says Chris Lake
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A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.
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a whole new way to look at your cities' reachability...

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An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
War of Streets and Houses explores how a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change.
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How Cities Can Be Designed to Help—or Hinder—Sharing - The Governance Lab @ NYU

How Cities Can Be Designed to Help—or Hinder—Sharing - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Jay Walljasper in Yes!: Centuries before someone first uttered the words “sharing economy,” the steady rise of cities embodied both the principles and promise of that phrase. The reason more than half the people on earth now live in urban areas is the advantages that come from sharing resources, infrastructure, and lives with other people. […]
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How smart sensors make city parking stress-free

How smart sensors make city parking stress-free | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
If our cars can talk to roads and even buildings, could this help make the stressful city drive become a thing of the past?
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always interesting to see how sensors and parking a toolbox. would love to see a case where this results in deciding not to take the car.

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Transparency for What? Do Governments Publish the Budget Information that CSOs Need?

Transparency for What? Do Governments Publish the Budget Information that CSOs Need? | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
This post was written by Paolo de Renzio, Senior Research Fellow for the Open Budget Initiative at the International Budget Partnership. Access to budget information is a fundamental precondition f...

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open your budget data. a valid question, but how do you make it meaningfull?

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C40: C40 Summit Video Blog Series: Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver on how cities can dr...

C40: C40 Summit Video Blog Series: Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver on how cities can dr... | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
*Editor's note: In partnership with the City of Johannesburg we conducted a series of video interviews with mayors, leading sustainability officials and partner thought leaders during the C40 Mayor...
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Boston turns park benches into solar-powered charging points

Boston turns park benches into solar-powered charging points | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Let it not be said that public parks are anti-technology. Over in Boston, city officials are more than happy to try new things in green spaces, including
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The Data Revolution in Policy-Making - The Governance Lab @ NYU

The Data Revolution in Policy-Making - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Muchiri Nyaggah at the Open Institute: “There continues to be a great deal of dialogue and debate on what the data revolution from the report of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is all about. However, some have raised concerns that the emerging narrative around opening up data, strengthening national statistics offices or […]
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Citizen data collecting while driving your car...

 

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Japan #SmartCity Portal - Latest information on Smart City verification experiments in four regions | #urbanism

Japan #SmartCity Portal - Latest information on Smart City verification experiments in four regions | #urbanism | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

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The Japan Smart City Portal provides up-to-date information on the four regions of Japan (City of Yokohama, Toyota City, Keihanna Science City, City of Kitakyushu) that are forging ahead with a variety of verification experiments in order to create smart cities. Various projects involving verification experiments will be implemented in these four regions in order to encourage healthy economic activities that reduce the burden on the environment while improving QoL (Quality of Life.)

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Contextualized experiences require more than sensor data | waylay.io

Contextualized experiences require more than sensor data | waylay.io | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
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UK: Setting open standards for government documents

UK: Setting open standards for government documents | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it

The only way we can make the right decision is if people get involved and tell us what works best. Then we’ll be able to take out some of the frustration and inefficiency, making it easier for people to do their jobs or use our services. I’m in listening mode – trying to get a better picture of what people need.


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Valuable Humans in Our Digital Future

Valuable Humans in Our Digital Future | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
A recent article noted that lots of consumer technology is available to the poor. The things that get people out of poverty, like education and child care, are becoming more expensive. You could read that as a sign that the digital explosion is creating a new kind of shortage.
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Using Public Data to Make Laser Cut Maps

Using Public Data to Make Laser Cut Maps | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
If you have access to a laser cutter you're going to want to take a look at this brilliant tutorial. [Steven Smethurst] has figured out how to extract public map data and turn it into a file ready ...
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Urban gardeners warned about safety of vegetables and eggs | Flanders Today

Urban gardeners warned about safety of vegetables and eggs | Flanders Today | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
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Is there a limit to Urban Farming then?

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The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows

The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
Traditionally, cities have been viewed as the sum of their locations – the buildings, monuments, squares and parks that spring to mind when we think of ‘New York’, ‘London’ or ‘Paris’. In The new science of cities (Amazon US| Amazon UK), Michael Batty argues that a more productive approach is to think of cities in terms of …

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 23, 9:55 AM

And there you have it.

 

The blue prints for understanding empirically a city, a society, a nation.

Think about it.

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Flows are not just the connectors between these important locations. Rather, the locations become important because – at least in part – they’re at the intersections.

Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 24, 6:24 AM

By the way, geographs knew this a long time ago.

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VersuS: the real-time lives of cites | human-centered #SmartCities | #urbanism

VersuS: the real-time lives of cites | human-centered #SmartCities | #urbanism | Smart City (Gent) | Scoop.it
VersuS explores the real-time lives of cities using data captured from major social networks and analyzing it through natural language analysis and artificial intelligence

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Cities have become ubiquitous publishing spaces in which people constantly use nomadic technological tools (such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and network-connected devices and services) to communicate, learn, understand their environment, express emotions, collaborate, organize themselves, work, express opinions.

 

In VersuS we focus on the concept of the concept of human-centered smart cities.

 

The VersuS project:

 

- all the real-time public information which is generated in cities on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Foursquare and Flickr is captured 

 

- Natural Language Analysis and Artificial intelligence are used to understand the topics people are discussing, their emotional approach (sentiment analysis and emotional analysis) and, when available, their exact geographic location 

 

- we currently support 29 languages 

 

- network analysis is then performed to understand the human geographies/topograpies of cities: who are the hubs, the influencers, the switches, the major nodes of the human network, and the dynamics according to how information, knowledge, opinions and data spread in the city