Localizing the concept of offsets to finance sustainable technologies

Tue, 2013-07-09 12:59 -- Jesse Berst

When we talk about innovation, we typically think of technology. But click for a good reminder from Smart Cities Council advisors Terrapin Bright Green and the U.S. Green Building Council that we badly need innovation in other areas as well, such as financing and policy.

How the UK measures the smartness of its cities (could it work for yours?)

Tue, 2013-07-09 12:09 -- Jesse Berst

The UK's Technology Strategy Board just released findings from stage one of its Future Cities Demonstrator Programme – a competition that has 30 UK cities developing innovative ways to be smarter and more sustainable. Don't miss this recap of common themes that are emerging.

Smart transportation: How driverless cars will transform cities (yes, it's really going to happen)

Tue, 2013-07-09 11:07 -- Jesse Berst

Most discussions of urban futures assume more of the same -- more today-style cars parking in more today-style parking lots with maybe a little more today-style mass transit thrown in. In reality, transportation is a half-decade away from the start of a major transformation.