Researchers from Columbia University created an interactive map that reveals the energy use of almost every building in the New York City. The map is based on statistical analysis that uses zip-code-level energy consumption data, fuel use data, and building type (residential versus commercial) to estimate annual building energy consumption. Color-coding allows users to see which parts of the city are the biggest energy consumers.
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Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor solutions for Smart Cities, announces its e-Learning platform which provides training and support to system integrators who need to develop and deploy wireless sensor networks in a short timeframe.
Three renowned experts in the field of city planning: Adam Greenfield of Urbanscale; Nicolas Nova of Near Future Laboratory; and Kevin Slavin of Area Code have presented their vision about smart sities in “Beyond Smart Cities” event at BBVA’s Innovation Center.
Find here four presentations on Smart Cities, which were prepared in the context of the Digital Birmingham programme and presented at the programme’s Stakeholders Meeting on 26th January.
San Diego, the second largest city in California and eighth largest in the United States, is making some important moves toward becoming a smart city, which according to the “Smart City San Diego” collaborative, means promoting sutainability and the growth of green jobs.
Pike Research launched of a Smart Cities Advisory Service which provides market intelligence and strategy insights for city officials, service providers, and vendors seeking to more effective smart energy and information technology to create more livable urban environments and foster economic development.
According to UN there are currently 23 megasities with population over 10 milion. By 2025 there will be 32. The Observer newspaper examines the huge challenges and opportunities that will result from the rapid increase in the number of megacities.