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How To Keep A Changing East New York Equitable And Resilient

At a workshop held by Perkins + Will, designers brainstormed solutions for a downtrodden area of Brooklyn that is starting to get swept up in gentrification.<p>The neighborhood of East New York–one of the poorest areas in Brooklyn, which faces challenges from unemployment to a lack of education to a …

5 Big Data And Analytics Learning Resources That Most People Miss (But Shouldn't)

It’s 2016, and pretty much everybody who’s interested in analytics (or politics or sports) has read a bit of FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver and other bloggers write compelling posts that explain the thinking behind the predictions, so that’s a good educational resource for budding data analysts. …

Big Data

San Francisco is envious of LA’s public transit system

You might not believe this, but ...<p>It's been a topsy turvy year, with a bonkers election cycle, copious amounts of celebrity deaths, San Francisco artists flocking to LA, and now in the most bizarre turn of events of 2016: It seems Los Angeles has another leg up over the Bay.<p>San Francisco is …

This Dense, City-Like Campus Will Be Powered By The Food It Grows

Agro Food Park, on roughly 250 acres of land outside Aarhus, Denmark, isn’t inside city limits. But when the area—an innovation and research center …

Urban Agriculture

The long, tortured journey to bring rail back to Los Angeles

Los Angeles voters will decide next week whether to make another major expansion in the region’s rail network.<p>Measure M would raise an estimated $120 billion over four decades to fund transit operations. They money would be used to add a dozen rail lines and extensions, including a rail tunnel …

Urban Design

Google Adds Route-Planning Startup Urban Engines to Maps

Early this week, the transportation analytics startup Urban Engines announced that it will become part of Google Maps. Urban Engines is primarily …

Using Big Data To Map A City's 'Heartbeat'

It’s long been said that a city’s transport network is like its blood supply, circulating people and goods around the central ‘organs’, and onward to where they need to go. This biological analogy was recently brought to life in a data visualization called Tube Heartbeat, which was produced by …

Maps

Studio Gang’s Plan To Revitalize Rust Belt Cities? Use What’s Already There

The architects say cities need thoughtful investment in existing buildings, not new ones.<p>In the years following 2008, the recession spurred a new movement in city planning, centered on revitalizing existing public spaces rather than building new ones. Called “tactical urbanism,” this approach …

The secret of anti-terror architecture: Your city is probably safer than you realize

No one wants to live behind barricades and barbed wire, but everyone wants to feel safe, particularly in the wake of horrifying, unforeseeable massacres like last week’s July 14 truck attack in Nice, France. The problem is that erecting fortress-like protections is, in a way, giving into terror—it …

Urban Design

Sidewalk Labs CEO: The 3 Biggest Problems Urban Designers Have To Solve

Daniel Doctoroff shares key lessons from U.S. cities that are grappling with major transportation challenges.<p>As cities across the U.S. face growing congestion, shifting populations, and aging infrastructure, transit problems have become a huge strain on everyday life and a barrier to social …

The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped

Recent research provides a better understanding of urban populations throughout history, digitising almost 6,000 years of data for the first time<p>Urbanisation is one of the defining processes of modern times, with more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, and new …

Geography

The Price of Happiness in Cities

Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their suburban or rural counterparts.<p>Where we choose to live is arguably the most important decision we’ll ever make. But current research is conflicted as to what makes us happier: urban or suburban life. A …

Happiness

IBM finally reveals why it bought The Weather Company

In 2015, IBM Corp. had everyone scratching their heads when it announced plans to buy The Weather Company. Was it for the sensors, stuck to buildings …

Macy's

Why location is the hottest topic in digital marketing right now

Marketing

Orange wine made using Roman technique is set to be the drink of the summer

For years, wine drinkers have faced deciding between a crisp white, warm red or, if they fancy a change, a rosé.<p>But this summer there is a new tipple on the market - orange wine, made using a technique favoured by the Romans.<p>The drink, which is made from leaving grape skins in juice for a few days …

Drone Data Sparks a New Industrial Revolution

<b>From airplane inspection to agricultural mapping, the increasing availability of drones and the information they can provide is changing how</b> …

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Trains

Why Startups Are Struggling - MIT Technology Review

If you look at what’s happened in big cities around the U.S. in recent years, it’s easy to think we’re living in Startup Nation. Thanks to the …

Startups

Big Data And The Power Of Sentiment

In the days before big data opened doors to seemingly exponential analytical insight, sales and marketing teams often played a guessing game. Were campaigns working? Who were they reaching? What did people think about them? Audience targeting was one way to cut through the noise, but even that was …

Big Data

Two Global Firms Join to Revolutionize Cities as We Know Them

Picture this: Urban condos that offer ride-sharing services instead of parking spots. A decommissioned city-center airport reimagined into a …

How to Make Cities Livable Again

In his new book, The Human City, Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin looks at the ways cities succeed or fail in terms of how their residents are best …

MapR Big Data Everywhere 2016

According to IDC, The Big Data technology and services market will grow from $16.55 billion in 2014 to $41.52 billion in 2018. 
Big data will continue to transform businesses everywhere.<br>Together, Cisco and MapR enable customers to take full advantage of structured and unstructured data throughout …

Big Data

Sick of traffic? This site shows how slow your journey would have been in 1945

I’m a map geek, so this Maps Time Travel thing is fascinating to me. It compares road travel today with what it was like in 1945.<p>You can enter any two UK cities or postcodes and compare travel times, distances and routes you’d take today with those from 71 years ago. Spoiler: fuel is generally a …

Time Travel

Hong Kong's high speed rail link facing delays, budget shortfalls

HONG KONG: With an on-time rate of 99.9 per cent, Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is often called the best public transport operator in the …

How to Draw a 'Map of Every City': Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>“Drawing the ‘Map of Every City’,” Chaz Hutton, Medium<p>Last weekend I drew a map on a post-it note. Then I posted it on Twitter. 48 hours later it had 3000 re-tweets. …

San Francisco

Boston's latest homage to the global jet set

The 60 story uber-luxury Millennium Tower in Boston was topped off in September with 90% of its 442 units already sold. The cheapest go for a cool $900,000. It's basically a closet. Boston has five other luxury high-rises going up, complete with concierge and doggy day spas. The reason? It's not …

Hong Kong's Existential Anxieties Continue to Mount in the Face of China's Encroachment

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San Francisco’s transit system is now using a thing called the ‘Space/Time Engine’ to track commutes

A next-gen mapping technology could help you get places faster<p>Urban Engines, the transportation planning startup founded by former Google engineers and funded by Google Ventures, announced today it had struck a deal with San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit, as well as a number of for-profit …

2016 Software Industry Predictions... And Anti-Predictions

The tech community’s annually observed somewhat self-indulgent penchant for predictions is often its own worst enemy. Prophecies are all too often tied to vendors’ road maps and when they’re not, they tell us what we already know. So you say 2016 will be hot for commercially adopted open source, …