19 Aug 2019

Surprise! Digital Space Isn’t Replacing Public Space, And Might Even Help Make It Better

You’re on the train on your daily commute, head bowed, peering at your phone. A

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01 Aug 2019

Who Really Owns Our Data?

Recently, FaceApp, the Russian-based application known for its aging filters gained attention after it was

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25 Apr 2019

The City On Your Selfies: How Instagram Helps Us Learn More About Urban Dynamics

For so long, social scientists have taken interest in the dynamics of cities, and rightfully

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05 Apr 2019

The Most Valuable Tool For Ending Poverty? Data.

The data revolution is under way, and data has impacted how we buy, work, live—even

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23 Apr 2018

With Smart Cities, Your Every Step Will Be Recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones

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17 Apr 2018

It’s Time To Regulate ‘Smart City’ Technology, Too

This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into

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11 Apr 2018

Why The Business Model Of Social Media Giants Like Facebook Is Incompatible With Human Rights

Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to

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02 Apr 2018

Infographic: Conquering The World – Chatbots Gone Wild

Are Chatbots the Next Big Thing? Businesses are always looking for new and innovative ways

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12 Feb 2018

How To Make Smart Cities Human Again

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years.

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09 May 2017

We Are Finally Realising Smart In Cities Is Not Just About Tech

Australia, one of the world’s most urbanised nations, is looking to up its investment in

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16 Feb 2017

How Big Data Is Adding A Whole New Dimension To Public Spaces

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a

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16 Jan 2017

The Future Of The Cloud And Data Centers Are Found In A Bakery

We live in a data-driven world. From social media to smart cities to the internet

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25 Aug 2016

Predicting Our Future As Internet Of Things Come Alive

Physical actions in the real world and data processing in the digital world are fusing

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17 May 2016

Innovative U.S. Cities That Are Leading In Economic Efficiency Too

The economy is a hot topic in the presidential debates and is among the top

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16 May 2016

Getting Lost (Safely) Is Part Of The Fun & Smarts Of ‘Smart’ Cities

The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and

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25 Apr 2016

Mobile Big Data Discoveries Show Social Segregations In Hong Kong

There’s plenty to learn about where residents travel each day, and with whom they choose

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28 Dec 2015

The Top Must-Have Urban Management Toolkits

In a world of interconnected systems, there are plenty of platforms that can help decision-makers

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30 Oct 2015

How Big Data And The Sims Helped Us Build The Cities Of The Future

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66% of the world’s population will be

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23 Oct 2015

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Public Services

Cars that can communicate with each other to avoid collisions. Thermostats that can be controlled

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09 Sep 2015

California State Synergy To Use Open Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Efforts to bring open data into, well, the open have touched off

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14 Aug 2015

How Big Data Can Also Discriminate Like People

“This program had absolutely nothing to do with race…but multi-variable equations.” That’s what Brett Goldstein,

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28 Jul 2015

Why Are We Not Making The Most Of Buildings In Cities?

Urban residents around the world have different daily routines, but they share something in common

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20 Jul 2015

Without Smart, Connected People There Are No Smart Cities

Driverless cars, smart homes, streetcars and high-speed rail, skyscrapers clad in solar panels – there

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17 Jul 2015

How Governments Get Better With Citizen Engagement Platforms

Every year, more consumer technologies find their way into government agencies where they can help

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17 Jun 2015

Smart Alerting : Shelter From The Data Storm

Here’s a fundamental paradox of today’s massively connected IT systems: the more information available to

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17 Jun 2015

How Big Data May Help Sustain A Sustainable City

Global IT firm Hitachi Consulting has been chosen to build a first-of-its-kind Big Data platform

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28 May 2015

Big Data Could Help Cities On Climate Change

With last year’s U.S.-China Climate Accord came a new focus on municipal sustainability. Yes, power

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06 Apr 2015

Big Apple. Big Cities. Big Data.

In mid-2011, New York found itself gripped by a series of horrible tragedies: Five people,

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18 Mar 2015

Ben Wellington : How We Found The Worst Place To Park In New York City – Using Big Data

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of

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18 Mar 2015

What Big Data Means For Big Cities

Sometimes the most powerful and transformative technologies emerge by accident, an unintended consequence of other

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03 Feb 2015

A Smart City Is More Than Just Sensors, Big Data, and Internet

Investing billions in big data and smart technology isn’t the only answer to building more

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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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