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Urban India and Planning for Sustainable Cities

May 19, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects, Smart Cities

India is rapidly urbanising and is at a crucial juncture in its development.  The urbanisation phenomenon has both positive and negative effects.  It could be argued that appropriate urban development policies and planning methodology can use the potential…

Welsh Town Harnesses Wikipedia for Mobile Tour

May 18, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The small town of Monmouth in Wales have harnessed Wikipedia to chronicle their history. Visitors can use their smart phones to scan bar codes at points…

Six Firms Competing to Design Sustainable Bandar Malaysia

May 18, 2012 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Smart Cities

Bandar Malaysia is set to have the most innovative urban solutions for livability in a new ecosystem of harmony between people, buildings, traffic and…

Can a New Model for Cities Thrive in Honduras?

May 14, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Economist Paul Romer believes he can create and launch a new city in much the same way tech companies create and launch startups. Looking to Hong Kong and China’s Shenzen for inspiration, Romer’s theory is that the rules and organizational structures of…

Cities Convene to Learn from Portland on EcoDistricts

May 13, 2012 - in Smart Cities

The Portland Sustainability Institute hosted teams from 10 cities this week for the first ever EcoDistricts Institute, a three-day educational program. The institute, which wrapped up Thursday, included delegates from Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco,…

Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore Focuses on Government First

May 10, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Sustainability, says Cheng Hsing Yao of Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities, is like an iceberg. Underneath the hard exterior of a city's infrastructure, such as green buildings or energy-efficient power grids, a whole host of factors from extensive master…

Transgranular Perspiration is Not Sandy Sweat: New Discoveries in Ceramic Tiles at smartgeometry 2012

Since the early 2000s, the smartgeometry conferences have been held in venues as august and varied as San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. At first glance, Troy, New York—this year's location—seems a little out of place in that lineup, but…

The Importance of Water Management to the Smart City

May 6, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Water

In the emerging vision for the smart city of tomorrow, we often hear about next generation smart grids, smarter buildings that manage themselves to conserve resources, and smart transportation systems that will lessen congestion. In fact, Pike Research’s…

Sensor Apps For A ‘Smarter’ World

May 6, 2012 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Libelium, a wireless sensor networks platform provider, has made a list showing how the “Internet of Things” is becoming the next technological revolution. The list includes the most trendy scenarios, like Smart Cities where sensors can offer us services…

Are Green Cities Sitting on a Golden Goose?

May 1, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

Copenhagen's red-blooded green economy has been a real boon for the city, according to a recent report from Scandinavian thinktank Monday Morning. "Copenhagen's clean sector has been a critical contributor to the region's economy in the past decade, with green…