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City of Austin installs new bicycle signals at a dozen intersections

The City of Austin is making some changes to city streets they hope will help protect cyclists.<p>“It's really exciting. Austin is on the forefront of …

Gauging urban change with Google Street View

Nikhil Naik, Scott Duke Kominers, and their collaborators are hoping to transform the way scientists study urban environments, with an assist from …

Bloomberg Harvard mayoral education program launches in NYC

Across most of America, the governments of workaday cities and towns don’t have the luxury or the capacity for the political gridlock that plagues …

3 Truths About Innovation That Will Make You a Better Person

The truth is that many managers and executives often think that innovation is overrated. Believe me--it's not.<p>Although most managers and executives will tell you that they want their people to innovate, the truth is that they often think that innovation is overrated. Believe me--it's not.<p>With the …

Innovation

The Smart City Doesn’t Arrive Cuz Somebody Said It’s Time

More cities are coming to the fact that jobs are being lost, the tax base is eroding, costs of administration (not to mention pensions) are escalating and there is a void in leadership. Gridlock is common at every level.<p>Where to start?<p>Becoming a “Smart City” starts with an agreement involving …

Comcast Opens Up on Smart Cities machineQ

Comcast first signaled its interest in smart cities when it announced trial network deployments last October based on the Low Power Wide Area Network …

Internet of Things

How Your Commute Could Create a Smart City

Veniam is building the internet of moving things<p>While there may be no such thing as a free ride, thanks to Veniam, there is now free wifi on the ride. Veniam turns vehicles into mobile hotspots while their sensor technology gathers terabytes of valuable data from the physical world. Welcome to the …

Internet of Things

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Artificial Intelligence

5 tips for successful content marketing on a budget

What's the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.”<p>But, the truth is, even if you know what you’re …

Marketing

Top Social Media Listening Tools to Manage Your Company's Reputation

Knowing where your company is mentioned online can be a tedious task if you don’t have the right tools to find the mentions. And having the ability …

Social Media

What Motivates LinkedIn Users to Engage with Content? [Infographic]

LinkedIn's publishing platform offers a great opportunity for brands and individuals to showcase their knowledge to a captive audience of …

Infographics

Getting Influencers to Spread Your Brand's Message - Lena Khalid | Digital Business Consultant | Digital Marketing | Mobile Solutions

Posted at 07:42h in Social Media by lenakhalid<p>Influencer marketing is the process of connecting with <b>influencers</b> ie. people who have large followings …

Public Relations

San Jose, Calif., Releases Autonomous Vehicle RFI

While San Jose, Calif., may lie in the heart of Silicon Valley, city hall has not emulated the innovation of its neighbors. Mayor Sam Liccardo, …

Hamilton's academic institutions partner with City to launch CityLAB

McMaster is partnering with the City of Hamilton as well as Mohawk College and Redeemer College to launch CityLAB, an innovation hub where students, …

Innovation is About Changing Perspectives

How will you give your audience a different lens to look through?<p>When most of us think about innovation, we think about leading edge products, AI technology, or advances in science. Innovation, in its very nature is about brand-new, never-been-seen-before, world firsts. Right? Well, in many cases, …

Food

How to Run an Instagram Contest That Attracts More Eyeballs

10 steps to tapping into the fun of social media, try gamifying your marketing strategies by running a contest on Instagram.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it</i> …

Social Media

What 40 Mayors, Techies, and Investors Are Cooking Up At an Italian Villa

The first-ever CityXChange summit aims to change the way cities define and solve problems.<p>This week, an unlikely group is assembling on the crystal-blue shoreline of Lake Como in Italy: Eleven global mayors, twelve start-up technologists, and more than a dozen of the world’s highest profile venture …

How To Unlock Your Potential For Innovation Through Crowdsourcing

The human mind has an incredible capacity to learn, recognize patterns, and connect pieces of information together to find new ways to approach old problems.<p>Unfortunately, our problem-solving abilities are limited by individual knowledge and experience. When problems are large and complex, we might …

Innovation

Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment

<b>Hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings, research has suggested.</b><p>A paper in the journal Atmospheric Environment says tall trees are good at absorbing pollution in more open areas.<p>But hedges can trap toxins at exhaust pipe level, so reduce people's direct …

Innovation Tip From the Upper Paleolithic: Mix With People Who Are Nothing Like You

When paleontologists looked closely at the archaeological record from the transition from the Middle to Upper Paleolithic, they noticed it was …

Anthropology

San Francisco is considering legislation that would ban sidewalk delivery robots

Meanwhile, other states are passing laws broadly permitting the robots statewide.<p>States across the country are passing laws to permit the use of autonomous delivery robots statewide. But in San Francisco, a city globally renowned for its tech-savvy residents, local politicians are now considering …

San Francisco

The Technology Behind Europe's Smart Cities

Pollution is a problem in many cities, but some are using innovative tech to improve.<p>What is a smart city? It’s where urban networks – human and …

We hardly notice them. But street trees are monuments to city life | Ian Jack

There is a long history behind the carbon-absorbing leaves and branches that shade our pavements<p>Every three years, the surgeons come to our street and operate on the plane trees. Their nonchalance is remarkable. First, they loop ropes over the highest branches that they estimate will bear their …

Cities Do These Three Things to Encourage Startup Success

Creating a successful company or an innovative city? The same rules apply.<p>When you hear the term 'city government' you may think of a bureaucratic monolith instead of hotbed of innovation. But many cities--like Tampa, Denver, Phoenix and San Diego--are transforming themselves and developing new …

Innovation

Tackle Risk Aversion with This Lesson From Adele | Inc.com

It was the flub heard round the world. There was Adele at the Grammys, her every move being watched live by 24 million people. But as she began her tribute to George Michael, her voice was noticeably off key. That's when she did the last thing anyone would expect from a megastar with a brand to …

Rethinking Design: An imperative in the world of smart connected products

<i>By Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan</i><p>Today, every person has an implicit understanding of what it means to live in a hyper-connected world. The first-generation …

US Legislators Form VR-centric "Reality Caucus" to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

Yesterday five US congressional representatives announced the formation of a ‘Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality’.<p>The …

Augmented Reality

Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation

Wharton professor <b>David Robertson</b> discusses a “third way” to innovate besides disruptive and sustaining innovations. He outlines this approach through the examples of companies including LEGO, GoPro, Victoria’s Secret, USAA, and CarMax. It consists of creating a family of complementary innovations …

Innovation