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Data-Driven Cities

Matt Ball on June 24, 2012 - in Smart Cities

The looming infrastructure crisis in the United States and major cities across North America and Europe is providing a unique opportunity to revamp existing utilities and transportation systems with 21st century technology, and create intelligent, responsive software that can watch over the millions of interactions in waste, energy, transport, water, and more with an unflinching digital eye. Integrated, holistic systems like these require a new leap in technologically-equipped infrastructure. Full automation of complex and dynamic systems like energy distribution or sewage control is a difficult task, but efficiencies orders of magnitude higher than existing conditions are possible when control is shifted from relatively slow, error-prone human agents to intelligent, electronically-conversing digital programs.

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Matt Ball

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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