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See how GIS can help in planning of roads (Tamil Nadu did it!)

The task of setting a realistic criterion to decide which roads to repair on priority has become more difficult with limited funds for road maintenance, an ever-increasing road network and the related voluminous data.

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What Australia & New Zealand can learn from the U.S. Smart City Challenge

01/14/2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation, as part of the $40 million Smart City Challenge program, has published the lessons learned about the transportation challenges America's cities face and about the innovative solutions that could help us meet those those challenges. In this article, Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, Adam Beck, asks "what can Australia and New Zealand learn from this program.

Expert Talk: Carlo Ratti on Smart Cities of tomorrow

12/17/2015

Carlo Ratti is a Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Following the Wired Magazine Carlo Ratti is one of the "50 people who will change the world" and was also named as "50 most influential designers in America" by Fast Company. He was also a speaker at ‘National Conclave on Smart Technologies’ organised by Smart Cities Council India at Hyderabad in August 2015.

Wayfinding – the only way forward

12/29/2015

How many times have you missed an exit on an expressway and cursed under your breath? It is not only the frustration of missing an appointment but the loss of fuel and the unnecessary emission that adds to the already foul air. In urban settings, wayfinding specialists develop signage and information systems for both, pedestrians and motorists, who have unique challenges navigating streets and roadways. These information systems help people develop “mental maps” of the terrain and simplify their routes to the extent possible.

Network is Knowledge – Knowledge is Network

12/07/2015

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
Data-is second nature to technology. The information, available and critical when collected & processed, for collaboration can work wonders towards a “mutual-symbiotic” future. Has been the evolutionary theory of our world- as we know it today.

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