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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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Digital Matatus project makes the invisible visible

Digital Matatus project makes the invisible visible | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Novel research project produces the first map of an informal transportation system in Nairobi.
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Experimentación urbana sin humanos

Experimentación urbana sin humanos | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
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What may be self-driving cars’ biggest problem

What may be self-driving cars’ biggest problem | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Learning to drive a driverless car is more difficult than it sounds. One lab is monitoring how we might react when we have to give up the wheel to a computer.
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Smart Planning for intelligent cities: the open-source paradigm

Smart Planning for intelligent cities: the open-source paradigm | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
“Open-source urbanismWe are increasingly immersed in the society of knowledge, creativity and innovation, today universally regarded as the keys to competitiveness, true anti-cyclical factors with respect to the crisis that has overrun the capitalist...”
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A Smarter Way to Make Smart Cities

A Smarter Way to Make Smart Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Isabel Munson. Songdo, South Korea has been billed as the world's first "smart city." (Image: Gale International) Today, when we hear the term “smart city”, massive interven...
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When Smart Cities are Stupid

When Smart Cities are Stupid | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
A few years ago, when ‘smart cities' starting dominating the landscape of urban trends, it seemed like a pretty exciting model. Technology (...)
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Policy Briefing: A smart city's perspective

Policy Briefing: A smart city's perspective | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick) Cities are, now, according to some, 'smart' and apparently, they are going to get smarter and smarter. Since more and more people will be living in cities, sm...
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The Real-Time City? Data-driven, networked urbanism and the producti…

Keynote talk presented at IGU Urban conference in Dublin, August 9th. The paper discusses the transition from data-informed to data-driven, smart cities and th…
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#MakerMonday with Usman Haque

#MakerMonday with Usman Haque | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Talking building versus making and the stagnating hackathon culture with Usman Haque, Founding Partner of Umbrellium and Founder of Thingful
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The Civic Hacker Hacked

The Civic Hacker Hacked | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
"The countercultural trickster has been pressed into the service of the preppy tech entrepreneur class. It began innocently, no doubt. The association of the hacker ethic with startups might have s...
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Tech-Driven Tactical Urbanism

Tech-Driven Tactical Urbanism | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The future of tech-driven tactical urbanism: less wires, more wi-fi, and beyond.
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New Book – Citizen’s Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking « QUT Urban Informatics

New Book – Citizen’s Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking « QUT Urban Informatics | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Inventory of Urban Science & Informatics Research

This is an initial survey of projects in progress or  completed by academic institutions, laboratories, and organizations identified as part of the new urban science / urban informatics movement. These institutions were selected because they focus on big data and demonstrate efforts to utilize informatics driven approaches in their studies and understanding of cities. These projects were selected for the survey due to their focus on solving urban problems using either advanced computational methods, analysis of large data sets, utilizing sensors and the information produced by them, or some combination of all of the methods listed.

These projects and their descriptions were all taken from the websites of the various programs and institutions that created them (links will be found with every entry). Some projects listed will contain information such as funding amounts or sources, principle investigators, and collaborators.

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Smart cities de la epica a lo cotidiano

Conferencia en jornadas Destrucción Creativa 2014 en la mesa ¿Cómo compartir la ciudad? (14 de noviembre de 2014)
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Could hackers take down a city?

Could hackers take down a city? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
First the power goes out. It's not clear what's gone wrong, but cars are starting to jam the streets — the traffic lights are down. And something seems to be going haywire with the subways, too.
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10 steps to building a smart city

10 steps to building a smart city | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
As urban areas swell around the world, leaders are seeking better ways to accommodate citizens. Experts from a recent livechat offer advice
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Algorithms and Bias: Q. and A. With Cynthia Dwork

Algorithms and Bias: Q. and A. With Cynthia Dwork | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Preventing discriminatory algorithms is an issue being taken up by computer scientists as well as policy makers, ethicists and legal experts.
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Cities As Platforms

Cities As Platforms | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first..
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Smart Cities 101: The Questions Indians are asking

Smart Cities 101: The Questions Indians are asking | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
There are some fundamental questions that people have been asking about Smart Cities, and they need to be answered.
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Sensor Networks and Smart Cities

Sensor Networks and Smart Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Sensor networks, big data, analytics, and urban operation centres are becoming a mainstream solution for smart cities. Sensors can measure, track and locate a wide variety of factors in the urban e...
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Understanding the obstacles for the digital transformation of the city

Understanding the obstacles for the digital transformation of the city | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The role of big data and citizens are becoming increasingly important in achieving sustainable mobility and digitally transforming the city. They could help solve some of the most significant challenges that cities are currently facing such as traffic, infrastructure, pollution etc. However, urban planners are facing various obstacles when it comes to data and also involving citizens during their planning process. The main questions are: How can urban planners make use of the abundant data in an
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El valor cívico de las herramientas digitales

El valor cívico de las herramientas digitales | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
La tecnología ha multiplicado la capacidad de la ciudadanía para intervenir en los asuntos comunes. Así, el uso de herramientas digitales y dispositivos móviles para la interacción social han creado un nuevo marco de actuación cívica.
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