Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin on why urban innovation and engagement are so crucial, Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 in Washington, D.C., September 8, 2010.
Archive for 2010
Wired.co.uk contributor Anna Leach examines how Augmented Reality and The Internet of Things could impact each other in the coming years.
The Economist just published a special report on smart systems, which focuses on sensors penetrating all objects and their potential applications. According to the report, the proliferation of connected sensors and cameras, and of ubiquitous wireless networks, leads to a state that there is a virtual component to every physical object, like a mirror image of everything.
Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest R&D spenders shows why highly innovative companies are able to consistently outperform. The study, now in its sixth year, has consistently demonstrated that the success of these companies is not a matter of how much these companies spend on research and development, but rather how they spend it.
This video illustrates newly implemented changes, ranging from increased bicycle infrastructure, a bus rapid transport system, and ambitious pedestrianisation of public space. Are New York’s efforts proof that cities are beginning to realise they need to improve quality of life for urban dwellers?
The USA National Building Museum is launching Intelligent Cities, a year-long initiative, to gather data and reveal new insights about urban life. The initiative will produce data, analysis, and ideas on how new technologies are shaping cities and present this information in new and revealing ways.
High-speed broadband has become a phenomenon of densely-populated Asian cities, which now account for 74 of the top 100 global cities offering fast connections according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report. Once again, Masan, South Korea held the title as the city with the fastest average connection speed.