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Massive Open On-Line Cities | Global Communities

Massive Open On-Line Cities | Global Communities | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
Global Communities is a politically neutral, non-profit 501(c)(3), that prides itself on an approach which is accountable, efficient and effective.
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2 years old but there"s one that"s current

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We can’t allow the tech giants to rule smart cities

We can’t allow the tech giants to rule smart cities | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

Technology is transforming global cities. But we need to think hard about who controls a system where all people and things are tracked, all of the time

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"The engineering consultancy Arup defines the smart city as one where “the seams and structures of the various urban systems are made clear, simple, responsive and even malleable” through technology and design. Specifically, a smart city happens when three specific networks interact: the communications grid, the energy system and the so-called “logistics internet” – which can track people and things through transport and supply systems."

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King's College London - King's and Warwick to establish Centre for Urban Science and Progress

King's College London - King's and Warwick to establish Centre for Urban Science and Progress | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
King's College London and the University of Warwick, in partnership with New York University, plan a major initiative in collaboration with the GLA and Southwark Council to launch 'CUSP London', a branch of NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress.
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"The international partnership will also train a new generation of postgraduate and PhD level urban scientists with the skills and knowledge to benefit London and other major UK and global cities."

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Making-Sense-of-the-New-Science-of-Cities-FINAL-2015.7.7.pdf

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Great synopsis of University City Science programs

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PHILIPS LIGHTING B.V. WebEx Enterprise Site

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WEBINAR: Smart Lighting for Smart Cities

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A Distributed Mobile Application for Data Collection with Intelligent Agent Based Data Management Policy - Springer

A Distributed Mobile Application for Data Collection with Intelligent Agent Based Data Management Policy - Springer | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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Ann Cavoukian acted as editor for this paper by Marek Laskowski

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George Brown College's Green Team

Specific accountabilities of the Green Team include: identify short-term greening initiatives to engage and educate the College community in conservation and demand management practices.
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This group at GBC concentrates on sustainability and so would be in favour of using CZ at their campus, I believe

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Events Archive - Canada's Ecofiscal Commission

Events Archive - Canada's Ecofiscal Commission | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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"The revenue generated from ecofiscal policies can create further economic benefits; for example, by reducing income and payroll taxes or investing in new technologies or critical infrastructure"

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TrafficJam

TrafficJam | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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THIS WEEKEND!

John Tory wants to establish TO as being a leader in running a Truly Smart City.

(Hackathon)

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Living Systems: Emergence, Hierarchy, and Dynamics | Santa Fe Institute

Living Systems: Emergence, Hierarchy, and Dynamics | Santa Fe Institute | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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This is the Institution that Greg recommended. The theory of Emergence is something I'm using to explain how Urban Informatics feedback will shape cities and society
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Many cities | MIT Senseable City Lab

Many cities | MIT Senseable City Lab | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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"The Website That Visualizes Human Activity in Cities Across the World"

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/541106/the-website-that-visualizes-human-activity-in-cities-across-the-world/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=facebook

 

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work.shop.play

work.shop.play | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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Rob told me about this site. They offer rewards for sharing your opinion/data. He doesn't think that they tie it back to any city data, but isn't sure.

There was a lot of advertising for the site, on buses etc.  It's evident they had a big marketing budget.

 

"Our commercial offering is built on an understanding of where people are going, why they're going there, what they're thinking and doing on the way and at their destination. It allows us to offer brands more intelligent and efficient ways of targeting audiences."

 

It seems to me that they are misrepresenting themselves, saying that they are gathering your opinions about urban issues so that you can see the results of your influence popping up, when all that they are really doing is passing on the info for marketing purposes.

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India names first 20 ‘smart cities’ for $7.5bn project

India names first 20 ‘smart cities’ for $7.5bn project | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

India confirmed the first 20 cities to receive funding for a makeover on Thursday as part of the government’s 100 smart cities project

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"cities will be provided with secure access power and water supplies, proper sanitation and public transport in a $7.5 billion makeover"

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The Connected City Summit

The Connected City Summit | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
RE•WORK events combine entrepreneurship, technology and science to solve some of the world's greatest challenges using emerging technology. We showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies and their impact on business and society
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"Hear from the world's leading innovators in technology and urban planning. Meet the founders, CEOs and CTOs of leading IoT companies and well as the most innovative startups. "

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Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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"George Brown College has been recently awarded a NSERC IRCC research grant to create a community of researchers, industries, and end-users to work collaboratively on the development and deployment of new technologies to improve the building’s energy efficiency and comfort."

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TaKaDu - Turning Network Data into Knowledge

TaKaDu - Turning Network Data into Knowledge | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

TaKaDu provides Water Network Monitoring services for Water Utilities, enabling to gain full control over the water network and significantly reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW) or Unaccounted-for Watre (UFW).

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"TaKaDu's Software-as-a-Service solution for water utilities provides alerts, reports and real-time insights about water distribution network events."

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Pricing Congestion in the GTHA

Pricing Congestion in the GTHA | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

The event will include a panel discussion about traffic congestion with diverse experts moderated by Chris Ragan, followed by a question and answer session.

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Keynote Speaker

Anne Sado

Chair, Toronto Regional Board of Trade
President, George Brown College





...and it's free! I got myself a ticket.

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Page from Smart Cities - The Open University

Page from Smart Cities - The Open University | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.

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Here are the articles, videos etc. from the first week of the course.

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Scholarships - Meeting of the Minds

Scholarships - Meeting of the Minds | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

Full and partial scholarships are available to attend Meeting of the Minds 2015. Scholarships are competitive and awarded on a rolling basis. We encourage

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deadline to apply is October 1

 

Detroit, Oct 20-21

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Urban Strategies

Urban Strategies | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it
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"citizen-centered approach suggests that these urban interfaces should allow humans to better understand and potentially act on their environment. For example, “neighbourhood dashboards” publicly displayed in local stores can report on patterns of change in a specific neighbourhood, and prompt responses from the community by connecting them with ways to get involved"

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Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them | Buildings - Cities - Global | Scoop.it

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200..

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"companies needed an average of 40 investor meetings and took a little over 12 weeks to close a round. Investors don’t look at pitch decks for very long — just an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds"

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