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"Smart Cities" Are Too Smart for Your Privacy

From cyberlaw.stanford.edu

No one wants to live in a “dumb” city.  But I question whether anyone ought to want to live in a really smart city either.  I’d prefer to just live in a smarter city -- one that puts my privacy and security first before rolling out ubiquitous sensors and broad-scale data collection in the name of some larger public good.

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Understanding the Varieties of NIMBYism

From www.planetizen.com

"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida. Richard Florida shares insights into a recent white paper published in December 2016 by Paavo Monkkonen, which "sheds interesting new light on the connection between NIMBYism and housing affordab
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When It Comes to Urban Development, More Folks Are Saying: “Yes, in My Backyard”

From www.nrdc.org

From NIMBY to YIMBY: What a difference a generation (and an urban housing shortage) makes.
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Smart Cities Council | The four pillars of mobility as a service: Integrating driverless cars and mass transit

From na.smartcitiescouncil.com

City planners are intrigued by the potential of driverless cars. But how can they be seamlessly integrated into urban transportation systems? Our guest authors explain why mobility as a service is the right approach.
Jean-Baptiste Maur's curator insight, April 28, 2017 3:25 PM
You can compare driverless cars demand to Netflix but don't forget that the network has its limits. If everyone want to get on board of driverless cars, congestion will dramaticly increase. It's like trying to access Netflix all at the same time... but with a very limited bandiwdth capacity.

What's The Connection Between Civic Engagement And Civics Education?

From www.gpb.org

Whether it was this fascinating election season or a wider trend in education, an increasing number of organizations are joining an already crowded field attempting to reinvigorate civics education.
Kimberly Byrne's curator insight, May 3, 2017 7:56 AM

Provides links to what is currently happening in the USA to make Civics Education more appealing to today's learners.

Kimberly Byrne's curator insight, May 11, 2017 7:37 AM
This article provides links to what is currently happening in the US.

Dear Journalists: Stop Leaving Your Communities High and Dry

From medium.com

This week, 16 other budding journalists and I journeyed on into the realm of community engagement. When I first heard the words “community engagement,” I was confused. We were journalists. We were…
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how urban observation can ghost-bust places

From www.myurbanist.com

urban environments, and acknowledgement of the undercurrents and overlaps that form cities today. In capturing the photograph above, as an acknowledged
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Closing the Digital Feedback Loop

From urbaninteractivestudio.com

It’s all well and good to ask your community for their input, but
neglecting to close the feedback loop can have an acute impact on the relationship between constituents and local government. Agencies and their consultants are often pressed for time and resources, resulting in prioritizing...

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Can a city be mindful? And which cities do it best?

From www.linkedin.com

Can cities be mindful? Given the bricks and mortar of the urban environment – not to mention noise and overcrowding – you might think the answer is
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Future Local Government: Adopt a Councillor

From www.commsgodigital.com.au

Andrew Coulson details an innovative community engagement idea for local government: adopt a councillor.
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PARTICIPOLOGY

From www.youtube.com

PARTICIPOLOGY is a resource that can help you engage people in a participative process leading to a plan or strategy. Using a board-game format, it’s
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Why Big Data Is a Big Deal for Cities

From www.governing.com

As a new study shows, cities are moving rapidly to harness it and put it to work to make better decisions.
yStop's curator insight, February 18, 2017 6:50 PM

Big data - Streetside 

Internet ‘playground’ trials new tech to deliver smart cities

From www.newscientist.com

UK researchers have created their own internet to test new technologies such as 5G on a national scale – without disrupting existing infrastructure
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Transforming public spaces with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things 

From creativecommons.org

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things addresses the commons through an "art for all" approach to engage with the political through their work in public spaces.
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The Future of Civic Engagement

From citiesspeak.org

How did a small community of less than ten thousand residents begin to increase public engagement in a way that is helpful to both local officials and constituents? This is a guest post by Nick Mastronardi and Alex Pedersen. There is incredible wisdom and powerful data when civic engagement is done right. But when it’s…
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Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Cities: Emerging Standards and Guidance

From cityminded.org

While we are increasingly aware of threats to our personal information, the reach of such threats really can be baffling. Who would have guessed that one d
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Turnout and Diversity in Participatory Budgeting: Long Beach, California

From www.publicagenda.org

Participatory budgeting lessons from Long Beach, California, where District 9 successfully expanded diversity and broadened participation in PB.
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Smart Cities Council: Meet our Readiness Challenge Grant winners 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

The winners of the first-ever Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants are Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia. Learn about their projects and the important first step you need to take to make any smart cities initiative a success.
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A Budgeting Break for Small (and Big) Governments

From www.governing.com

With less people and money, small towns are prone to making big and expensive errors. One company wants to change that.
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Towards a creative approach on community engagement

From www.ciudadesaescalahumana.org

@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
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What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density

From www.citiestobe.com

It appears that more innovation and entrepreneurship is happening in the dynamic, diverse urban areas as opposed to suburban tech parks.
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A Community Planning Process—Even a Good One—Is Not Enough

From www.planetizen.com

Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history. What does it mean to value a public housing community that has been neglected for decades and now experiences high rates of violence, degraded housing, limited infrastructure, and a frayed social fabric?
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What Do We Need to Build Sustainable Cities?

From cityminded.org

Every so often, I find it important to reset and to re-envision what a successful future looks like. This article seeks to take a step back and revisit the
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