Urban planning and city services have always been a fundamental part of this story, with integrated data systems bringing a ‘second electrification’ to the world’s metropolises. As case studies of big data’s urban applications emerge around the world, what are we learning about the kinds
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thisbigcity: There’s too much trash in our cities. In our new post we explore a radical idea that could massively reduce this: buying absolutely nothing new or second hand for an entire year. Could you do this?
thisbigcity: And Germany’s second-largest city has decided to unite them together via pedestrian and cycle routes, aiming to eliminate the need for vehicles in Hamburg over the next 20 years. Have your own #citydata you’d like to share? Send it our way!
smartercities: This Is What It’s Like to Drive on a Glow-in-the-Dark Highway | The Atlantic In the Dutch city of Oss, 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam, there’s a highway named N329. During the day, N329 is a stretch of road like so many others around
Link: 100 Cities Will Soon Have Their First-Ever Chief Resilience Officers The new role, spurred by a challenge from the Rockefeller Foundation, is aimed at building more future-proof cities.
Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered | MIT Technology Review
Link: Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered | MIT Technology Review The discovery of a law governing the growth of cities means that future urban populations can now be forecast in advance
Cities are finding useful ways of handling a torrent of data | The Economist Many cities around the country are accumulating data faster than they know what to do with. One approach is to give them to the public. For example, San Francisco, New York,