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Conference on a Sustainable Built Environment Focuses on Big Data Disruption

February 12, 2013 - in Announcement

The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Center for the Sustainable Built Environment will host its third Annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate, titled “Big Data and Disruptive Innovation: Is the Real Estate Industry Next?” on Thursday, February…

Geodesign Empowers the 250-year Plan

January 24, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Planning

The GeoDesign Summit kicked off today in Redlands, Calif. at Esri headquarters auditorium. This fourth event continues the future-oriented conversation…

Converting Ambient Vibrations to Electricity to Power Wireless Sensors

January 14, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Undetected structural problems in aging infrastructure can be disastrous, such as the recent incident in the busy Sasago tunnel west of Tokyo. Nine people…

International Study on Smart Cities Released

January 7, 2013 - in Smart Cities

The Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities (CDC) of the United Cities Local Governments (UCLG) published the “Smart Cities Study: International study on the situation of ICT, innovation and knowledge in cities”.  The study focuses on recent…

Making Smarter Cities By Making Smarter Systems

December 18, 2012 - in Smart Cities

The 2012 National Football League season is in full swing. And, each week flocks of fans head to stadiums around the country to cheer (or boo) for the home team--about 80,000 people per stadium. The unique challenge of stadiums, which are practically cities…

Interior Location and Mapping: Prompted by Innovations that Improve Position and Navigation

December 2, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

Imagine if the mapping of the interior of buildings would have benefitted from the explosive growth of navigation that has come from ubiquitous GPS receivers. Decades of GPS position and tracking data have greatly improved the mapping of our world, but unfortunately…

Mayors Challenge Winners Announced

November 9, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the 20 cities selected as finalists for the Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can…

Harvard's Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas. This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including…

Harvard’s Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas. This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including…