Location Data Will Change Decision-Making in Cities

Location Data Will Change Decision-Making in Cities

For years, cities have been trying to use data that has sat, siloed in individual departments. Even as that historic data is liberated and made more open, however, more and different types of data are coming in. Since the advent of smartphones with built in GPS, location data, streaming from millions of phones, has created new opportunities – and headaches – for cities.

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Research Report: Civic Tech Cities

Research Report: Civic Tech Cities

mySociety has published a report as a result of the Civic Tech Cities project, attempting to shed light on one of the more opaque forms of civic technology implementation, namely, the tech developed and implemented by public institutions in response to their own assessment of service-user and citizen needs. This project was designed to examine how civic tech implemented by […]

From Research to Results: The Substance Behind Smart Cities

From Research to Results: The Substance Behind Smart Cities

Many have theorized that tools like broadband networks and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors— technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications—can improve the lives of residents. However, few have gone directly to residents to understand how these tools, commonly referred to in academic literature as smart city information and communication technologies (ICTs), truly affect city dwellers.

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