Lift website published videos from Lift France 11 conference. The event was about current and emerging use of digital technologies and their effects on innovation, societal and economic transformation. Four of these videos are related to smart / future cities.
How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen, one of the world’s leading voices on sustainability, social innovation and planetary futurism, delivering a TED talk showing some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars.
The 50,000-bike system in Hangzhou, a southern China city of almost 7 million people, blows all other bike-shares off the map. 2,050 bike-share stations are spaced less than a thousand feet from each other in the city center, and on an average day riders make 240,000 trips using the system.
In this talk, Adam Greenfield discusses the pros and cons of new technologies, and assesses the impact they will have on cities and the people in them.
The Forum on Future Cities brought together leading thinkers in academia, industry and government from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues of urbanization, and explore how they are being impacted by a wave of new distributed technologies.
Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer for NYC, in a recent PSFK Conference, discusses her hopes for the integration of digital platforms into city life and interactions with city government, while pointing out what NYC.gov has already accomplished.