March 31, 2018

Today we recommend to read: "Imaginaries on researching and inhabiting a city of sprawling - Nairobi" by Prince Guma on situatedupe.net

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March 31, 2018

Approximately more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Climate change and global warming affects urban life in every respect for instance “heat islands”, continuous light and sea level changes as well as severe droughts and floods paralyzing urban ar...

March 27, 2018

Like individuals, cities that make the quickest and most efficient use of the emerging technologies stand to prosper the most. But keeping up with the pace of technological innovation is challenging and not all technologies are devoid of unwanted consequences. Urban pl...

March 24, 2018

Check this article "Cities: How crowed life is changing us" on bbc.com. It is a bit older but still interesting and relevant.

"[...] the virtual city is as global as it is local. I can get hourly updates on air-pollution levels in my neighbourhood or buy a new batt...

March 23, 2018

Smart technological advances can revolutionise many aspects of a city. For example, the new light rail train in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has changed the cityscape and the ease of commuting for many of the city’s inhabitants. What used to be a chaotic system of mi...

March 22, 2018

Check out "E-government: An opportunity for citizen participation in the era of digital development" by Valeria Betancourt on apc.org

"E-government objectives vary in each country but, in all cases, should transcend the mere efficiency of governmental processes towards...

March 21, 2018

Curitiba, as well as all cities in the state of Paraná, have an SMS (text) system that alerts when possible natural and catastrophic events, such as storms, winds, storms, are approaching, giving people some time to prevent disasters or prepare for possible risks.

Coord...

March 20, 2018

Check out the 100 Resilient Cities Report "Catalyzing the Urban Resilience Market" and what it says about the use of technology and big data to makes cities more resilient.

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March 19, 2018

Bike Share Toronto is the city’s most efficient and most environmentally friendly way to get around the city. The initiatives promotes active transportation and it is powered by solar energy. There are 270 stations and 2750 bikes that are spread all over the city. Each...

March 18, 2018

Today we recommend to read "The Perfect Selfishness of Mapping Apps" on CITYLAB

"a new information layer is destroying the nudging infrastructure that traffic planners built into cities. Commuters armed with mobile mapping apps, route-following Lyft and Uber drivers, an...

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