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The New Urban Pioneers are Transforming Chaotic Cities

Matt Ball on June 18, 2014 - in Smart Cities

Meet the official in Chattanooga who built the fastest internet in the western hemisphere, the technocrat who revolutionized public transportation in Helsinki, the Berkeley professor who’s creating 3-D data maps of how cities work and more.

A small group of innovative, urban pioneers, operating in different spots around the world, are making their chaotic cities not only more sustainable, but more vital and interesting places to live. They are, in effect, creating a template for the metropolis of the future. These forward-thinking government officials, academics, and executives have many characteristics in common. They think long term and plan out what sort of future their city might strive toward in a multitude of ways, including new ways of measuring and managing traffic, energy, and information.

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About Matt Ball

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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