[Updated] How Do Smart Cities Talk to People?

Wynnie-Fred Hinds using the STREETWYZE app to map important aspects of her community in Newark, New Jersey. Photocredit: STREETWYZE At the Smart Cities Week Conference held in Washington, DC September 15-17, tech companies and urban innovators gathered to discuss and showcase recent developments in the emerging smart city market. One demonstration featured real-time traffic, public … More [Updated] How Do Smart Cities Talk to People?

Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion

On January 26, 2015, the top three winning authors of the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Urban Poverty Paper Competition presented their work at a seminar sponsored by the Wilson Center in collaboration with USAID, International Housing Coalition, World Bank, Cities Alliance. Students were paired with experienced urban professionals who commented on students’ research. Eric Chu, … More Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion

Are We Keeping up With Asia’s Urbanization?

New Security Beat 2.2.2015 Are We Keeping up With Asia’s Urbanization? By Steven Gale   There is widespread agreement, and untold publications, that argue urbanization is the defining issue of our time. There are more cities, both large and small, and more people living in those cities than anytime in human history. Many of these … More Are We Keeping up With Asia’s Urbanization?