Tyhoon Haiyan

Information Sharing Makes Cities Safer

Cities today are at the forefront of innovation with engaged leaders and citizens actively tackling society’s biggest challenges. One of those challenges is information sharing during natural disaster. According to the Red Cross’ World Disasters Report, information becomes as vital as food, water, and shelter during emergencies, and technology can be a powerful tool for getting it into the hands …

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Smart City Infrastructure

Why Smart Infrastructure Often Looks Like a Unicorn

After years of working inside bigger and older companies (like Siemens) and also leading edge boutique technology companies (like Optym), …

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Barcelona Spain

First City Protocol Agreement – Let Us Know What You Think!

The City Protocol is an open and global collaborative R&D group which is helping to create a smart and sustainable …

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“Metropolitan cities” are born in Italy

By Simone D’Antonio ROME, Italy — This country is so urbanized that many Italians call it paese dei mille campanili …

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Kista Tower

Building the Responsive City: Kista Science City

Imagine a place inventing the mobile phone. Imagine that same place inventing the second generation of gsm (Globile System for Mobile …

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Air Traffic Control

Why Our Largest Metropolitan Areas Should Care About Air Traffic Control Reform

The Problem With Air Traffic Control The federal government plays a large role in transportation in the U.S. For most …

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How to retrofit housing for earthquakes? Build more housing

By Justin Gerdes SAN FRANCISCO, United States — As many as 70,000 people here live in old apartment buildings that …

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Fresh Food

Hungry for the Holidays: A Look at Urban Food Insecurity

During these holiday months, most of us are gathering with family and friends, feeling grateful for what we have (and/or …

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Pumping Gas

Choosing an Alternative Fuel for Our Cities

It’s Not Only About Policy, but a Proper Application Decision Over 24 million autogas vehicles are in operation throughout the …

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