Pete Westerholm talks about smart cities and how tech can be integrated into the built enviornment.
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Mobility According to Local Needs
BY DAMIEN DECLERCQ
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH
ON APR 01, 2014
Seventy percent of the world will live in an urban environment by 2050, and mobility for cities is a problem in need of a soultion. Damien Declerq of Local Motors speaks on the challenges of urban mobility and his company's innovative methods created to develop local forms of transportation.
BY MICHELA DELBOSCO
@ VOL 8
ON MAY 08, 2014
Smart.Map has been developed on behalf of Expo 2015 S.p.A. and in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, within the two-year project Alta Scuola Politecnica. It is based on using technology as a proactive system to implement the meaning of a territory and to build and strengthen connections among local actors, physical places,
citizens and tourists. The objective is the enhancement of the main characters of a specific city and its metropolitan area, through thematic itineraries and the creation of a network of local businesses under a common brand. This provides an immersive, customized, interactive and social experience of the urban environment, as well as a usercontext direct interaction. Smart.Map has an inclusive approach towards all the major actors of the considered territory (PA, possibily existing agricultural districts, the major producers of agro-food products, local associations, tourists and citizens), towards whom it interacts through a smartphone app and a web platform providing dynamic customized itineraries with gps navigation, e-commerce services and real-time data management.
speakers Michela Delbosco and Giovanni Fassio
The difference between smart and intelligent
BY TOBIAS BERNETH
@ VOL 55
ON FEB 09, 2016
Tobias Berneth, Founder of Things to Be, discusses the question "Why can't smart technology be smarter?" he challanges this question by comparing technology. What is the difference between smart and intelligent products? We have smart products – products that can store, and deliver information. The intelligent product would be able to recognize redundancies and patterns of information.
Smart products await your input. Do you loose time by using smart products? By using intelligent products, would you be given time, as the product is constantly changing after your needs?
Berneth compares these intelligent products to making new friends. He asks, "How do you design something that collects your data?”. It’s like making friends, make products that people can communicate with in a human way and that can understand how you do it.
How smart is your city? Building an Internet of Things that people can trust.
BY NAOMI JACOBS
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 16, 2017
Naomi Jacobs is a Research Fellow with experience in design ethnography and how digital technology is influencing our lives in the modern world. Her presentation is about the Internet of Things, the TrustLens project, and why people should be at the heart of both.
Designing Bicycle Share Programming
BY KRIS MOREAU
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. Listen to her PechaKucha presentation about how bicycle share programs are being designed in Portland and New Orleans.
Yoogo as an example of moving towards shared mobility in cities
BY KIRSTEN CORSON
@ VOL 36
ON SEP 17, 2018
Yoogo Share launched electric vehicle car sharing in Christchurch in December 2017. They released approximately 70 pure electric vehicles in 3 different locations around the city. From Nov to Dec they grew to 100 pure EV’s in 10 different locations. This was the biggest deployment of pure EV’s in New Zealand and it’s a world first launching with this volume of pure EV’s into a business and public car sharing offering.
Kirsten Corson, GM Yoogo Share delivers an overview of why car sharing with electric vehicles is a smart way to get around town.