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Five roads to a Smarter City | Sustainable Cities Collective

Five roads to a Smarter City | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
(Photo of Daikoku junction by Ykanazawa1999Recently, I discussed the ways in which cities are formulating  ”Smarter City” visions and the programmes to deliver them.
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Is This Solar-Powered Half-Electric Bicycle With A Roof The Future Of Transportation?

Is This Solar-Powered Half-Electric Bicycle With A Roof The Future Of Transportation? | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
It’s part bike, part car, part solar power, part human power.
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It’s part bike, part car, part solar power, part human power. And--thanks in part to a massively successful Kickstarter drive that ended this week--it’s headed to a street near you.

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Megacities: Getting Creative with Urban Megadata | This Big City

Megacities: Getting Creative with Urban Megadata | This Big City | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
The promise is great. If we can interpret and apply the information our cities are generating in an intelligent way, we could solve many issues – such as how to cut waste in our food supply chains, make it easy to move around our megacities, or...
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Twitter and Airbnb Founders Want to Build a Smarter City

Twitter and Airbnb Founders Want to Build a Smarter City | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Can mobile technology and big data help build a smarter city? Some of the world's brightest tech minds say "yes" in this new video.

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Interview with Mitchell Silver – President of the American Planning Association | Sustainable Cities Collective

Interview with Mitchell Silver – President of the American Planning Association | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

...What do you see as the most pressing demand for planners as we progress into the 21st century? In other words, what key issue will planners be most focused on? Will it be looking at suburban sprawl? Will climate change dominate the conversation?

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Intel Labs spearheads strategy to make Dublin a smart, sustainable city - Siliconrepublic.com

Intel Labs spearheads strategy to make Dublin a smart, sustainable city - Siliconrepublic.com | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

The build-out of smart infrastructures, which will allow cities to intelligently utilise technology to adapt to their environment, will play...

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Collaborative Cities | The Documentary - An interactive documentary featuring inspiring entrepreneurs and communities in a new economy built around sharing and collaboration.

Collaborative Cities | The Documentary - An interactive documentary featuring inspiring entrepreneurs and communities in a new economy built around sharing and collaboration. | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

Collaborative Cities is a documentary about people from vibrant cities across Europe and North America sharing resources, knowledge, skills, facilities and amazing experiences.

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cities on speed

In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film seri...
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Five roads to a Smarter City | Sustainable Cities Collective

Five roads to a Smarter City | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
(Photo of Daikoku junction by Ykanazawa1999Recently, I discussed the ways in which cities are formulating  ”Smarter City” visions and the programmes to deliver them.
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Removing Streets Is The Only Way To Reclaim Open Space In Cities

Removing Streets Is The Only Way To Reclaim Open Space In Cities | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Cities across the world have started turning their attention to the acres of land allocated to roads and the almighty car. The Reclaim the Streets and Critical Mass movements illustrate the pressure building in communities across the world for a better use of the valuable space now dedicated to streets. Anarchists asked a basic question: Why don’t streets belong to people, not cars? Municipalities listened and are taking initiatives to find a better balance.
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Cities will convert 260 million tons of waste to energy | SmartPlanet

Cities will convert 260 million tons of waste to energy | SmartPlanet | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
New research shows an increase in energy generation from waste.
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'Smart village' ties modernity with sustainable living

'Smart village' ties modernity with sustainable living | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
A "smart village" aimed at tackling rural poverty while promoting community and sustainability has been unveiled in Malaysia.
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NYC’s Rooftop Farming Boom Continues With World’s Largest in The Bronx | Sustainable Cities Collective

NYC’s Rooftop Farming Boom Continues With World’s Largest in The Bronx | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Bronx Food Distribution Center - Rooftop Farm Rendering of farm on roof of Food Distribution Center in Hunts Point (image by AN).
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Great city infrastructure in China, not America | SmartPlanet

Great city infrastructure in China, not America | SmartPlanet | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Vice President Biden makes an important point on U.S. infrastructure quality.
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In China, New Sustainable Cities Are Rising From Nothing

In China, New Sustainable Cities Are Rising From Nothing | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
In 1902, a self-taught urban planner named Ebenezer Howard published his utopian vision for "Garden Cities"--self-contained circular towns radiating from a central city, connected only by train.
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Who Knows The Future of Smart City Technologies? | Mesh Cities

Who Knows The Future of Smart City Technologies? | Mesh Cities | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's intelligent, responsive cities today.

Companies who position their Smart Cities solutions as open system, people-empowering toolkits rather than big-tech cash cows are probably going to dominate the market, according to Mesh Cities. 


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Radical Simplicity and the Middle-Class - Exploring the Lifestyle Implications of a ‘Great Disruption’ Permaculture Courses, Information, Forums, News

Radical Simplicity and the Middle-Class - Exploring the Lifestyle Implications of a ‘Great Disruption’ Permaculture Courses, Information, Forums, News | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

"Radical simplicity would not be as bad as it might first seem, provided we were ready for it and wisely negotiated its arrival, both as individuals and as communities. Indeed, I am tempted to suggest that radical simplicity is exactly what consumer cultures need to shake themselves awake from their comfortable slumber; that radical simplicity would be in our own, immediate, self-interests.

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Siemens opens first centre for sustainable urban development in London - World Interior Design Network

Siemens opens first centre for sustainable urban development in London - World Interior Design Network | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Siemens opens first centre for sustainable urban development in LondonWorld Interior Design NetworkDesigned by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, The Crystal will feature a 270-seat auditorium, as well as, the world's largest exhibition on urban...
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C40 Partners with Global Cool Cities Alliance to Tackle 'Heat Island Effect ... - National Geographic

C40 Partners with Global Cool Cities Alliance to Tackle 'Heat Island Effect ... - National Geographic | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
C40 Partners with Global Cool Cities Alliance to Tackle 'Heat Island Effect ...National GeographicThe urban 'heat island effect' is a term perhaps little known outside policy circles, but the phenomenon will be familiar to city dwellers the world...
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Hyundai Provides Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell ix35 to Municipality of Copenhagen | FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Provides Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell ix35 to Municipality of Copenhagen | FuelCellsWorks | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

15 Vehicles to be delivered in spring 2013 - Toward a carbon-free Danish capital by 2025 Hyundai Motor Co.

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iPavement Connects People with Cities | Sustainable Cities Collective

iPavement Connects People with Cities | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

iPavement aims to make cities more intelligent, through making the ground you walk on connect with you. Two types of intelligent paving stones have been developed, both with Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, and an array of built in apps.

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How Smarter Cities Get Started

How Smarter Cities Get Started | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

Many of the environmental, social and economic forces behind the transition to Smarter Cities are common everywhere; however, the capabilities that enable cities to act in response to them are usually very specific to individual cities.

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A GPS that can choose the most energy-efficient route? | SmartPlanet

A GPS that can choose the most energy-efficient route? | SmartPlanet | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Researchers are working on an algorithm that could extend the range of an electric car by at least 10 percent per charge.
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From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities: Digital DNA

From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities: Digital DNA | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
A Smart Cities market is emerging on a global scale that dwarfs any previous notion of the value given to data about the built environment.
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New York's energy use mapped in patchwork infographic

New York's energy use mapped in patchwork infographic | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Columbia University visualisation shows energy use for every block and lot in New York City...

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How Cities Can Exploit the Information Revolution | Sustainable Cities Collective

How Cities Can Exploit the Information Revolution | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

The concept of “Smarter systems” has captured the imagination of experts as an approach to turn these challenges into opportunities for more sustainable economic and social growth; particularly in cities, where most of us live and work. Smarter systems – in cities, transportation, government and industry –can analyse the vast amounts of data being generated around us to help make more informed decisions, operate more efficiently or even predict the future.

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