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Archive for January 2011

Comment on the self-service bicycles in your area!

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 01.31.11

Utilisacteur and Innov’ in the City are asking readers to participate in a rather particular debate. During the next few weeks, readers are invited to give their opinion on the self-service bicycle networks in their city by posting one or more ideas via Twitter.

iDact makes traveling easier for the visually impaired

iDact makes traveling easier for the visually impaired

Social | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 01.31.11

For the visually impaired, reading pocket-sized plans of the metro can be next to impossible. Almost as trying as navigating labyrinths of tunnels several meters underground. The project iDact utilizes the iPad’s touch screen interface to help the visually impaired prepare their journeys at home, ahead of time.

James Treloar

James Treloar

Innovator

Spokesman campaign Evocities | Sydney


Oakland residents will measure pollution rates with their mobiles

Oakland residents will measure pollution rates with their mobiles

Environment | No comments

The Bay Citizen | 01.28.11 | Quick Read

Intel and a californian association have partnered to develop sensors for mobile phones capable of measuring particulate pollutants emitted by cars and industries.

Mérignac launches a platform for reporting on the state of public space

Environment | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 01.26.11

Dirty floors, poor lighting, unkempt gardens … The city of Mérignac launched a new online service offering people the opportunity to report problems encountered in the public sphere, and pinpoint the concerned areas on a map.

“Give a Minute”: a Chicago initiative consults residents citywide

“Give a Minute”: a Chicago initiative consults residents citywide

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 01.26.11

“What would encourage you to walk, bike or take the CTA (Chicago Transport Authority) more often?” Chicagoans were invited to respond to questions about city services and public life in the Windy City. Buses, subways and public spaces: the campaign was posted in multiple venues to encourage travelers to tackle the thorny issue of improving transport conditions. More broadly, this campaign is an ambitious first attempt to encourage public participation in the United States.

Drum roll for the new generation of laundromats

Drum roll for the new generation of laundromats

Social | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 01.25.11

Garish lights, torn magazines, uncomfortable seats, such is the lackluster picture of conventional laundromats, a place where urbanites try hard not to linger. A few entrepreneurs smelling opportunity, and washing machine and detergent manufacturers concerned about their public image, are opening alternative laundromats where users can do their laundry while sipping tea and reading a book.

Franck Charlet

Franck Charlet

Innovator

Chief of sales and marketing | aEnergis


Public Poster, the solar and interactive public board

Public Poster, the solar and interactive public board

Urbanism | No comments

by Gregory Sant | 01.23.11

Unlike traditional information boards whose paper flyers are haphazardly tacked up, Public Post is a new generation of bulletin board. Beyond the written word, this electronic whiteboard can broadcast images and videos, facilitating the dissemination of information, written and image-based, to readers.

Lose weight or cook buns under a bus shelter

Urbanism | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 01.21.11

Experiential marketing is making its way into public transportation. In the Netherlands, people sitting on the bench of a Rotterdam bus shelter immediately see their weight displayed on the inner panel.

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International Workshop on Open Data, Nantes, France.

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