If you think it’s strange to plug your car into the mains overnight, then how about this for something even weirder: a recharge that’s completely wireless. Just park over a special pad, and your electric car’s batteries start to charge.
La difusión de datos abiertos de la Junta de Andalucía persigue tres objetivos generales:
• Mejorar la transparencia en la actividad de la administración pública andaluza. • Facilitar el desarrollo y fortalecimiento del sector empresarial dedicado a la reutilización de información del sector público. • Promover la interoperabilidad semántica de los datos dentro de la Junta de Andalucía y con otras administraciones públicas.
Las ciudades se han convertido en sistemas complejos donde las infraestructuras, la tecnología y las personas interaccionan, generando nuevos desafíos sociales, medioambientales y económicos.
El Centro de Innovación BBVA organiza el próximo 18 de enero el evento "Beyond Smart Cities", en el que se debatirán las implicaciones y oportunidades futuras de las Smart Cities. Tres expertos expondrán cómo gestionar las grandes ciudades de forma sostenible y los nuevos modelos de desarrollo urbano. El evento podrá seguirse en Twitter con el hashtag #besmartcities.
Kevin Slavin, Adam Greenfield y Nicolas Nova expondrán cada uno su visión sobre las 'Smart Cities' en una ponencia. A continuación tendrá lugar un pequeño debate.
"los sistemas más eficientes tienen una estructura descentralizada, horizontal, participativa y adoptan un proceso decisional bottom up, que se orienta al aprovechamiento máximo y a la distribución óptima de los recursos. Este paradigma ya está emergiendo en el ecosistema mediático (con Internet), en la I+D (con la nanotecnología) y en el energético; algunos científicos apuntan que este sector avanza hacia un modelo en el que millones de consumidores generarán energía verde en sus hogares para su autoconsumo y compartirán el excedente a través de redes distributivas eficientes, logrando ofertas elásticas gracias a una retroalimentación permanente."
Let's face it, China is growing too fast, But...lets focus in the next step. I believe that it's positive the industrialization of construction process, but the objective seems to be just to accumulate empty buildings as assets, and then what?
The Urban Land Institute’s latest forward-looking report for the real estate industry has lots of hopeful news for the environment, if perhaps also some sobering news for the economy. Titled What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy (print edition here, download here), the core of the 116-page analysis is divided into chapters titled Work, Live, Connect, Renew, Move, and Invest. It is the latest in an excellent series of trend-watching reports from the industry association and think tank, and was unveiled in late October at the Institute’s annual conference.
"There is opportunity in local governments treating open data as a policy instrument to find new solutions to the issues local communities face, amongst others in coming up with new ways of working in light of budget cuts."
The COST Exploratory Workshop gathered together city and regional planners, computer scientists, operations researchers, economists, and decision theorists to study how decision sciences and technologies could be used to respond to the challenges posed by the immense growth of cities.
IN SINGAPORE conversations about water quickly turn political. The city-state no longer wants to depend on water from Malaysia when the current water-supply agreement between the two countries expires in 2061.
Several major projects are on Chicago's lakefront docket, aiming to complete the makeover that began nearly a decade ago and create an unbroken, 3-mile stretch of green jewels. Up first is a do-over for Navy Pier. Remade just a decade and a half ago for $225 million, the current version is widely seen as a pavement-heavy, retail-dominated tourist trap.
The new scheme, shaped by the pier's owners and Gensler design, envisions new green spaces, sculptures and pools to go along with a redesign of the shopping arcade and family pavilion. A design competition is underway. Several favorites – including Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid and local architect and recent MacArthur “genius” winner Jeanne Gang – have already been eliminated.
The winning design is to be announced in mid-February, after a public viewing period of the finalists' proposals, starting February 2. The project, which is scheduled for completion for the pier's 100th anniversary, is budgeted around $200 million.
The video at the end of this post is a rare and engaging inside peek at two planning workshops in the small, historic city of Belfast (population 6658) and the town of Lincolnville (population 2042), both in Maine. The...
City Systems are getting more and more instrumented and becoming an intensive source of data. Smart meters, street cameras, traffic tolls, parking meters, mobile phones and other sensors embedded in all urban systems that forms cities generates huge amount of data which when intelligently analyzed valuable information can be produced for city leaders. Smart Cites are those that use such information to produce better services for their citizens, engage their community and become more competitive in the more increasingly global market place by analyzing the data in hand so they can be more effective and take better decisions. With the existence of new sets of data and information, search engines may have a new role for both; city leaders and citizens, what’s the use of information if you are not able to search them and extract what’s valuable for you.
China could be the largest market for grid energy storage technology, and now, according to battery maker BYD and China's State Grid utility, the country's potentially got the world’s largest battery energy storage station in Zhangbei,...
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