jntolva + smartcities   15

You're living in a lab: Microsoft, Accenture, Siemens, UI Labs tinker with a new 'city that works' here
Many lessons to be learned from the last time big technology attempted urban intervention.
smartcities  technology  urban  planning 
march 2015 by jntolva
History of the Urban Dashboard
"All the insight that doesn’t accommodate tidy operationalization and air-tight widgetization: that’s what the dashboard screens out."
bigdata  dashboard  smartcities 
march 2015 by jntolva
My thoughts on the smart city - by Rem Koolhaas
"When we look at the visual language through which the smart city is represented, it is typically with simplistic, child-like rounded edges and bright colours. The citizens the smart city claims to serve are treated like infants."
smartcities  architecture 
november 2014 by jntolva
Clockwork City, Responsive City, Predictive City and Adjacent Incumbents
"When one of the primary challenges facing our cities is inequality, that must surely be a core concern. But is it?"
smartcities  bigdata  cities  transportation 
november 2014 by jntolva
Thingful
Promising mapping of internet-connected devices worldwide.
internetofthings  maps  smartcities  sensors  data 
january 2014 by jntolva
Points | The most advanced sign on Earth
LED-based, rotating, context-aware wayfinding signage.
wayfinding  smartcities  signage 
july 2013 by jntolva
Who's Your Data? Urban Design in the New Soft City
"The key here is understanding planning as a process of designing rule sets driven by explicit goals and values, in other words a kind of algorithmic or parametric composition, and understanding design as a playing through of those rule sets in the context of a living human settlement in a context of its own, the physical realities of built and natural systems. The languages of planning, design, art and engineering may still be foreign to one another, but their media have already converged."
urban  smartcities  data  architecture  design 
june 2013 by jntolva
The canonical smart city: A pastiche
Adam Greenfield at his insightful, provocative best.
smartcities 
april 2013 by jntolva
Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0
"For the first time in the history of the prize, it is being awarded not to an individual, but to an idea. It is an idea upon which our planet’s future depends."
sustainability  city  smartcities 
december 2011 by jntolva
City-User Interaction: Looking Beyond the Smartphone
Geraci on moving past the incunabula of networked urbanism.
smartcities  urban  interface  interaction 
march 2011 by jntolva
The Battle for Control of Smart Cities | Fast Company
Will tech-powered cities revolutionize the way we live or hand corporations the keys to our privacy?
technology  smartcities 
december 2010 by jntolva

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