Let There Be Light (in smarter, MESH Cities)

Chess Wise offers a smart street lighting system as a carrier for a smart city network Artificial light is to the modern city what water...

The Turbulent Times of City Chief Digital Officers

How to change things: Buckminster Fuller (image from ilikearchitecture.net) The new Chief Digital Officer position some cities are adding to their management teams is not well understood,...

Why Cities Resist Change Part 2: The C40 Turns Cities Into Changemakers

The C40 City Power Mix According to C40.org cities are the new changemakers. This is how it happened. David Miller Chaired the C40 from 2008 to 2010...

Connectivity Blocking Smart Cities Networks Punished by FCC

Last week a trade show company named Smart City Holdings learned that interfering with conference-goers’ connectivity is a costly mistake. But in an increasingly...

Worldwide Urban Database for Climate Modelling Launched

A Libelium weather station for local measurements. This is a city-technology project a lot of digital developers we know will embrace because it has the potential...

The Unbearable Lightness of Material (in a MESHed City)

Translucent concrete made by embedding fibre optics in the aggregate mix. (LiTraCon Inc.) In a truly MESHed CIty building materials are lighter, cheaper to make, and...

How Big Data Algorithms Simplify Building Energy Audits

Estimated US energy use in 2008 ~ 99.2 Quads (Lawrence Livermore Nation Lab.) FYI, one quad equals the energy produced by 8,007,000,000 Gallons (US) of...

Can Vectorbloc’s Patented Building System Make Cities More Energy Efficient And Responsive?

Vectorbloc, the small, medium, and large modular building system from Toronto. Here is the problem: Big cities and the buildings that make them up are...

Western Canadian Cities Go Green By Going Smart

Heat from waste diagram: Vancouver's False Creek neighbourhood. Gillian Steward is a former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. gsteward@telus.net The story is used with...

US Geological Survey: Big Data Visualisation

The US Geological Survey office has released an interactive, big data map of wind turbine installations in the continental United States. Sharing MESH best practices between...
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