Posts Tagged ‘city’

Beyond Code in the Tomorrow City

Since 2009, the San Francisco-based non-profit Code for America has embedded its budding techies in one-year fellowships with city halls around the country. The goal: To build apps that make city governments run more effectively and bolster engagement between citizens and civil servants. But even Code founder Jennifer Pahlka — who hatched the idea for […]

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Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

Traditional urban planning in the Netherlands with top down master plans and large scale area development is over. This is partly due to the financial crisis, demographic change, peak mobility, and the digitization of urban society. The challenge of large future  investment projects is to optimize and make better use of existing resources. Cities will […]

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The city of the future calls on you

Hoe ziet de stad van de toekomst eruit? Is het een stad waar je kinderen veilig over straat kunnen en waar jij niet hoeft om te rijden voor gezond -lokaal geproduceerd- voedsel? Of is het een lerende, creatieve en ondernemende stad? Dat lijken in het Westen nog onze beste kaarten om een concurrerende plek in […]

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Playable City Sprint

Play is good for us, and we are never to old to play. Play is synonomous with fun, but it can also help us learn things and develop relationships. For an artist, play is a brilliant tool: it can be used to challenge how people perceive their environment, and also encourage audiences to get involved […]

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“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow”

On February 17, the international  “Social Cities of Tomorrow” conference was held in Amsterdam. Prior to this conference, a three-day “Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop was held in which international participants from various professional backgrounds collaborated with local stakeholder organisations on 4 real-world urban cases: Urban Pioneers Zeeburgereiland (Amsterdam), Haagse Havens (The Hague), Strijp-S (Eindhoven), and […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness in Major Cities

The pursuit of happiness has a long history as a primary political end in Western political thought. Along with traditional economic indicators, policy makers are increasingly concerned with the subjective well-being of a society as a measure for its success. It is important to understand the nature of happiness and ask what can be done […]


Smart Mobs : The city as interface. Digital media and the urban public sphere by PhD Martijn de Waal, RUG Groningen 2012 | coworkingnews |

The main concern of the philosophic study of PhD Martijn de Waal ‘The City as Interface’ is the future of the urban public sphere. It investigates various scenarios that describe how the rise of digital and mobile media technologies, such as the mobile phone, GPS-navigation, and the usage of social networks through smartphones, change the way the […]

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Social Cities of Tomorrow

International conference & workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Conference: 17 February 2012 Preconference workshop: 14-16 February 2012 Our everyday lives are increasingly shaped by digital media technologies, from smart cards and intelligent GPS systems to social media and smartphones. How can we use digital media technologies to make our cities more social, rather than just […]

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Video: How ‘augmented reality’ will make boring cities beautiful | SmartPlanet

In the near future, as you stroll down the street, billboards and street signs will change to suit your interests. Ghostly arrows will float in the air, pointing you toward your destination. Buildings, vehicles, the apparel of those you pass, and the very fabric of the reality you perceive will all be as changeable as […]

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Saskia Sassen to keynote Lift France ’11 | Lift conference, what can the future do for you?

When one of the world’s prominent thinker about global thinking takes a look at “smart cities”, the result differs from what most of the Industry tends to say – and that’s why we like it: “I have long thought that all the major infrastructures in a city—from sewage to electricity and broadband—should be encased in transparent […]

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