City Planning Blogs
Earlier this year, a U.S. congressional committee commissioned a report on China’s development of “smart cities,” with a particular focus on whether they were smarter than their American counterparts.
A new report suggests that the safety of the most vulnerable road users should be a paramount concern when considering the development of smart cities, but does this solve the current urbanisation problems the UK currently faces?
The term “smart city” has gained in popularity, but the label still conjures the use the technologies to solve operational problems. Rather, cities are complex and need intelligent, transformative and engaged efforts.
Syracuse, N.Y., recently chose a smart city platform to operate its streetlights with a team that includes Cisco. “This smart investment immediately helps us achieve our vision of creating a growing city that embraces diversity and creates opportunity for all,” said Mayor Ben Walsh in May, according to a news release.
Is the city of the future going to be a cross between Tron, the horrible Colin Farrell remake of Total Recall and Metropolis? Yes and no.
As parents of school-age children, we understand the value of high quality pre-K-12 educational systems. Indeed, the idea that all kids deserve to attend “good” schools is about as controversial as motherhood and apple pie.
The metropolis of Tehran is facing various challenges namely air pollution, traffic congestion, unplanned and unsustainable growth of urban sprawl, and possibly worst of all rundown areas.
Of all the mining-town booms spawned by China’s insatiable appetite for minerals, few were as epic as that of Australia’s Port Hedland.
Aerial imagery business, Nearmap, today launched its new 3-D product in a move that will revolutionize the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the U.S. The company is also previewing its groundbreaking AI technology at its customer event, Navig8.