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Impact of technologies in urban life, mainly following this smart cities buzzword and the digital-urban links
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“Demo or Die”: Where Ubicomp Meets Urban Design — The New Urban Science — Medium

"Demo or Die": Where Ubicomp Meets Urban Design - The New Urban Science - Medium
“Demo or die” was a famous saying of MIT Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte. For the new maker culture that he hoped to incubate at…
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Inside Walt Disney's Failed City of Tomorrow

Inside Walt Disney's Failed City of Tomorrow | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Before EPCOT there was Project X, Florida's first utopian metropolis.
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Experiments in Florida

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Connected Cyclists: Five prototypes

Connected Cyclists: Five prototypes | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Watch the full film here Cycle helmets provide an opportunity to integrate the idea of Head-Up Displays (HuD) into cycling. There are already a number of ski goggles on the market with integrated HuDs. These are generally for 'push-notifications' which...
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How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
A look at how connected tech and the Internet of Things is affecting our cities.
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Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How?

Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Everyone is talking about smart cities. And yet, new public- and private-sector questions are emerging as more organizations engage with this global technology megatrend. So how can you take these opportunities to the next level? Who are the leaders within this hot Internet of Things (IoT) category? Which academic studies and white papers offer best practices and the most helpful resources to take your region to the next level? What cyber-risks are emerging? Here are answers and resources to consider.
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CivicTech 2015 - International Conference on Civic Technologies for Smart Cities

CivicTech 2015 - International Conference on Civic Technologies for Smart Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Smartness Inc.

Smartness Inc. | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
openDemocracy
OurKingdom
oDR
oD 50.50
openSecurity
Transformation
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openIndia
Window on the Middle East
Digital Commons
digitaLiberties
Europe, the very idea
Smartness Inc.
AYONA DATTA
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Smartness Inc.: A critique of Indian smart citi...

Smartness Inc.: A critique of Indian smart citi... | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The powers behind India’s first ‘smart city’ tell us that “land is not an issue”. But with the neoliberalisation of space comes a disturbing transformation of citizenship via data and real estate.
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Who Is the Smart City for?

Who Is the Smart City for? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
In India's rush to transform, build, and even engineer entire new cities, critics are right to raise concerns about citizenship and access.
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What is India aiming for?

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9 Examples of What Happens When Authorities Make The Data They Own Publicly Accessible

9 Examples of What Happens When Authorities Make The Data They Own Publicly Accessible | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
What ripple effects occur when authorities make the data they own publicly accessible? Since Cape Town launched its open data policy, we found these 9+ examples of open data used effectively.
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La ciudad mecánica (y su código oculto)

La ciudad mecánica (y su código oculto) | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

Uno de los aspectos que más se destacan de los sistemas inteligentes es su capacidad de actuar de manera automática a partir de modelizaciones, simulaciones y algoritmos. La inteligencia ambiental nos propone automatismos en los dispositivos que intermedian nuestra experiencia en la ciudad. La ciudad será así capaz de personalizarse en tiempo real, de maximizar la eficiencia en el funcionamiento de los servicios públicos y desencadenar pequeñas adaptaciones en función de las circunstancias del entorno. Las infraestructuras y los servicios de la ciudad se abren a un horizonte en el que serán capaces de anticipar sus especificaciones, sus funcionalidades y sus estándares de prestación de servicio a situaciones modelizadas previamente. La ciudad te escucha.

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Rethinking smart cities from the ground up at London Technology Week

Nesta is pleased to invite you to an event on next steps in the development of smart cities - and how to get the best alignment of hardware, software and people.
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The Digital Life of Walkable Streets

we explore the possibility of using the social media data of Flickr and Foursquare to automatically identify safe and walkable streets
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Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people

Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
From cars to umbrellas, everyday objects are becoming increasingly connected. But the question we need to ask is – should they be?
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Presentation by Stephen Graham – Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control

Moderator: Ryan Bishop With Stephen Graham, Sarah Kember, Tobias Revell What situations and relations of control over self, work, leisure and everyday life a...
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The Future City in a Smart World

The Future City in a Smart World | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Three key developments that characterize the city of the future that urban management boards and city technology leaders should take notice of.
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Can Big Data Deliver Evidence Based Urban Design?

Can Big Data Deliver Evidence Based Urban Design? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The following article is modified from a presentation prepared for the National AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta on May 14, titled: "Smart Cities and Innovation: Resilience, Adaptation, and Eco Districts"
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Presentation by Tobias Revell – Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control

Moderator: Ryan Bishop With Stephen Graham, Sarah Kember, Tobias Revell What situations and relations of control over self, work, leisure and everyday life a...
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Mike Stubbs's curator insight, May 25, 4:10 AM

also had a great exhibition at Transmedialle