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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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The Promise of Community Citizen Science

Report by Ramya Chari, Luke J. Matthews, Marjory S. Blumenthal, Amanda F. Edelman, and Therese Jones: “Citizen science is public participation in research and scientific endeavors. Citizens volunteer as data collectors in science projects; collaborate with scientific experts on research design; and actively lead and carry out research, exerting a high degree of control and ownership over scientific activities. The …
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How To Raise A Wise Generation For New Cities

Imagine the future where Hyperloops take people between cities, clothing gives us superhuman skills, virtual reality is the new textbook, machines start thinking as humans and smartphones are…
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A smarter smart city

A smarter smart city | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
An ambitious project by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs could reshape how we live, work, and play in urban neighborhoods.
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Debunking “Tech Will Save Cities”

This weekend Emily Badger posted a great story in the New York Times on the supremely stupid concept that pops up across the media and tech landscape about how Tech Saviors (be it individuals or…
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Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley wants to save cities. What could go wrong?
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[Study] Rethinking The Smart City - Democratizing Urban Technology >

[Study] Rethinking The Smart City - Democratizing Urban Technology > | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Rethinking The Smart City - Democratizing Urban Technology By Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office January 2018 Downl
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La pulsión solucionista del pensamiento tecnológico contemporáneo

La pulsión solucionista del pensamiento tecnológico contemporáneo | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Destroying the city to save the robocar

Destroying the city to save the robocar | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
ENGins is all about showing you what you're most interested in. Personalize the content on ENGins by choosing exactly what you want to see.
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People-Led Innovation: Toward a Methodology for Solving Urban Problems in the 21st Century

People-Led Innovation: Toward a Methodology for Solving Urban Problems in the 21st Century | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
New Methodology by Andrew Young, Jeffrey Brown, Hannah Pierce, and Stefaan G. Verhulst: “More and more people live in urban settings. At the same time, and often resulting from the growing urban population, cities worldwide are increasingly confronted with complex environmental, social, and economic shocks and stresses. When seeking to develop adequate and sustainable responses to these …
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Artificial intelligence and smart cities

Artificial intelligence and smart cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Essay by Michael Batty at Urban Analytics and City Sciences: “…The notion of the smart city of course conjures up these images of such an automated future. Much of our thinking about this future, certainly in the more popular press, is about everything ranging from the latest App on our smart phones to driverless cars …
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New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.
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A wish list for an autonomous future 

2050 is likely to be a defining year: more than three quarters of the world population will be living in cities, with China and India predicted to have 1 billion people living in cities alone. On top…
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Making Cities Smarter

Making Cities Smarter | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
In a world in which already more than half of the population lives in cities and that has seen a digital revolution, new ideas are needed for the rapidly growing field of smart …
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WHEN SMART CITIES GO FRUGAL: what’s in it?

The ‘smartness’ of a city describes its ability to bring together all its resources, to effectively operate with maximum possible efficiency to fulfill the purposes it has set itself. Can be…
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Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power among a few companies ‘controlling which ideas are shared’
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'Living laboratories': the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents

'Living laboratories': the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
In Eindhoven, Utrecht and Assen smart projects are tackling everything from traffic to street crime. But with privacy laws being flouted and commercial companies in on the act, are things as benign as they seem?
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Designing Streets for Self-Driving Cars: Parks Instead of Parking Meters

Designing Streets for Self-Driving Cars: Parks Instead of Parking Meters | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
A new blueprint from city transportation planners and engineers, who say it's never too early to start thinking about the future.
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Civic tech: Where is the impact? 

When it comes to civic tech, there is a clear opposition between the fans, who view the young sector as a key foundation that will change democracy for good, and the haters, who think it is simply a…
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The Guardian view on Google and Toronto: smart city, dumb deal

The Guardian view on Google and Toronto: smart city, dumb deal | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Editorial: Google’s offer to redevelop the Toronto waterfront as a smart city of the future prompts the question: is Google’s future the one that the rest of us want?
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Un mundo urbano, muchos tipos de ciudades

Un mundo urbano, muchos tipos de ciudades | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Las piezas del puzle. La smart city en el contexto tecnológico digital

Las piezas del puzle. La smart city en el contexto tecnológico digital | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life

Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The government has turned the northwestern region into a laboratory for high-tech social controls. Citizens and visitors must run a daily gantlet of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras and machines scanning their ID cards, faces, eyeballs and sometimes entire bodies.
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La ciudad equipada digitalmente como ciudad inteligente

La ciudad equipada digitalmente como ciudad inteligente | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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AUTOMATING INEQUALITY by Virginia Eubanks

AUTOMATING INEQUALITY by Virginia Eubanks | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
AUTOMATING INEQUALITY
How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
by Virginia Eubanks
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