12 Mar 2015

The Sun Under Your Feet (And Bicycle) In Amsterdam

Solar panels embedded in the cycle path near Amsterdam could generate enough electricity to power

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12 Mar 2015

A Top-down Approach To Flood Prevention

Gravity offers a simple and cheap way to attenuate stormwater flows – by storing water

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10 Mar 2015

Greenhouse In The Office

In the world’s most polluted city, it takes a little creativity to help employees stay

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06 Mar 2015

Paris’ Eiffel Tower Is Going Green

When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 it was only intended to last for

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02 Mar 2015

Netherlands’s Glow-In-The-Dark Highways

After months of pilot testing, a glow-in-the-dark smart highway in the Netherlands has finally gone

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28 Feb 2015

Smart Or Stupid: Will Our Cities Of The Future Be Easier To Hack?

As more and more machines are entrusted with managing city infrastructure systems, the prospect of

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27 Feb 2015

Portland’s Hyrdropower: Energy From Drinking Water

Turn on the tap and you’re getting water and energy for the price of one.

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26 Feb 2015

MIT Is Drawing 10,000 Maps To Save The World

The social computing group wants to initiate social change via data visualisation at the rate

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23 Feb 2015

Biometric Data And Smart Cities

Using information to track individuals’ behaviour and interactions in cities could be used to redesign

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21 Feb 2015

The Rise Of The Sensor-Based Smart City

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, is about to be flooded. Not by storms,

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21 Feb 2015

The Next-Generation Airport Is A Destination In Its Own Right

Why the new Indianapolis terminal will be a model for others to come. INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Chicas

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20 Feb 2015

Piezo Technology : The Power Of Footfall

It’s called piezo technology and it enables scientists to tap energy from many sources: roads,

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18 Feb 2015

6 Principles In Planning City-Level Sensor Projects

In Montreal, bus and subway riders who use the transit system’s OPUS smart fare card

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18 Feb 2015

Wellington In New Zealand Experiments With Parking Sensors

Thousands of sensors are to be installed around Wellington to keep an eye on parking overstayers.

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18 Feb 2015

DataViva, An MIT Media Lab Tool For Visualising Government Data

DataViva, a project developed in part by Media Lab professor César Hidalgo, aims to make

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17 Feb 2015

Concrete Building Material May Not Be As Concrete As We Think

Climate change may cause reinforced concrete structures to deteriorate quicker than expected, a new study

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16 Feb 2015

How Crowdsourcing And Machine Learning Will Change The Way We Design Cities

Researchers at MIT Media Lab are using crowdsourced data to create an algorithm that determines

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12 Feb 2015

Make Your Cities Flood-Resilient With These Ideas

A new exhibition argues that a ‘landscape first’ approach to urban development, via innovative water

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11 Feb 2015

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live

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10 Feb 2015

Maps That You Can Hear And Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users. Sighted people read maps

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09 Feb 2015

The Sidewalk Of The Future Is Not So Concrete

Cities are experimenting with different materials — from heated panels to flexible rubber — but

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07 Feb 2015

Parking Innovations That Every City Should Adopt

No one knows more about parking than UCLA’s Donald Shoup, the so-called “prophet of parking”

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07 Feb 2015

A Tale Of Tech Cities

From San Francisco to Seattle to New York, tech companies are increasingly choosing to base

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06 Feb 2015

Smartphone: The Transport Innovation Of The Decade

In a previous New York City mayoral election, supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis bragged that he

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06 Feb 2015

Cities In Space?

After swingeing budget cuts at NASA, a loose agglomeration of private companies – including Elon

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03 Feb 2015

Seismic Soundscapes In The City

Planes, trains and automobiles create the noisy background to our lives–especially in urban areas. In

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03 Feb 2015

Farmscrapers, Entire Cities In Wobbly Looking Towers

Architect Vincent Callebaut’s “Asian Cairn” project imagines a future where we house residences, offices, and

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03 Feb 2015

Big Data Has Potential to Both Hurt and Help Disadvantaged Communities

In the future, all aspects of daily urban life might be tracked and translated into

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31 Jan 2015

The Internet of Everything Will Change How We Live

As much as the Internet has already changed the world, it is the Web’s next

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31 Jan 2015

Dutch Scientist Develops New Way to Turn Sludge into Drinking Water

The thought of recycling gray or even black water into drinking water is enough to

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31 Jan 2015

Scaling Up Sensor-Based Smart Cities Proves Difficult

As Santander, Rio and other cities have demonstrated, sensor-based solutions have the potential to impact

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31 Jan 2015

Green Walls For Cooling Buildings

There’s a reason that green walls show up most often in high-end office buildings and

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30 Jan 2015

5 Crucial Principles For 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow’s mega-trends means rethinking today’s infrastructure. Over the rest of the 21st century, cities

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30 Jan 2015

Poo Power: Turning Human Waste Into Clean Energy in Kenya’s Slums

Bio-centres turning human waste into electricity prove that faeces is the ultimate source of renewable

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28 Jan 2015

Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

In May 2010, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American drove his Nissan Pathfinder into one of the most

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