Posts in the 'Communications' category
Now Hiring! TheCityFix.com Seeks Bloggers
Now Hiring! TheCityFix.com Seeks Bloggers
Photo by Thomas Hawk. Now that Noah is gone, we’ll need a few more bloggers to keep TheCityFix DC going! We’re happy to recruit volunteer writers all year long. If you want to get paid, consider applying for TheCityFix fall ...
SeeClickFix Releases iPhone App
SeeClickFix Releases iPhone App
Reporting problems in your neighborhood has become even easier, thanks to SeeClickFix’s new iPhone app, released today. You can download the app for free from Apple’s store. Then, with the power of GPS, report and comment on issues, and upload ...
What Does it Mean to Be Smart? CityWiki Wants Your Input
What Does it Mean to Be Smart? CityWiki Wants Your Input
We wrote about Smarter Cities before, here and here, explaining how the new Web site ranks U.S. cities across categories like transportation and water quality, and also offering suggestions for how NRDC, the creators of the site, should “rebalance its ...
Art for Urban Mobility's Sake
Art for Urban Mobility's Sake
Image via ROJO magazine. Just months after the launch of its fortwo model in Brazil this past April, smart — the makers of the popular mini two-seater cars — is sponsoring an outdoor art project this month for international artists ...
Don't Sell Subway Station Naming Rights
Don't Sell Subway Station Naming Rights
The news is a few days old, but I think it’s really fascinating that New York is considering selling partial naming rights to the Atlantic/Pacific station, the second busiest station in Brooklyn. The Times article on the sale gives some ...
NRDC Wants to Know: How Smart is Your City?
NRDC Wants to Know: How Smart is Your City?
Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) this month launched Smarter Cities, a multimedia Web site and interactive mapping tool that shows how U.S. cities stack up against each other across several indicators of ...
Worst Ad Campaign Ever
Worst Ad Campaign Ever
World Streets shares this very funny French ad for a car-sharing company. The translation of their slogan is “It’s almost your car.” In another ad, the same man is eating a messy sandwich in the car and dripping on himself ...
Design a New Bus Map
Design a New Bus Map
I had the very good luck to be invited to the Nationals-Red Sox game Tuesday night and was trying to figure out the best way of getting to Navy Yard from Union Station without using the Red Line. I first ...
It Takes a Village to...Build a Car?
It Takes a Village to…Build a Car?
Open source technology: Software companies do it. Why not carmakers? Photo via Riversimple. What if you could revolutionize the way cars are designed and built by opening the process up to input from the entire community? That’s exactly what Riversimple ...
Who Said Buses Can't Be Cool?
Who Said Buses Can't Be Cool?
Ever thought your public bus could feel like a “lounge or living room room on wheels,” with an electric motor, low-floor entryways, a glass roof, reconstituted-leather upholstery and recycled-wood floors? From Fast Company: High-Design Public Bus? Maybe in London Tim ...
MetroQuest: Sim City for the Real World
MetroQuest: Sim City for the Real World
This summer, residents in Chicago and the surrounding region will be asked to plan for their own future, thanks to a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and a real-life version of SimCity, known as MetroQuest. From the ...
19.20.21: Charting the Rise of Supercities in the 21st Century
19.20.21: Charting the Rise of Supercities in the 21st Century
Supercities will “radically redefine the world’s future macroeconomic and cultural landscape.” But how do you make sense of it all? Image via 192021.org Some of the greatest minds of design and marketing are working on a five-year, multimedia project to ...
World's First "Urban EcoMap" Shows Urban Dwellers How to Live Sustainably
World's First "Urban EcoMap" Shows Urban Dwellers How to Live Sustainably
Just in time for Earth Day last week, Cisco IBSG and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment unveiled Urban EcoMap, a Web-based tool that “provides urban communities with relevant data regarding the primary [greenhouse gas] contributors—transportation, waste, and energy.” Working ...
See. Click. Fix. Repeat.
See. Click. Fix. Repeat.
Giant potholes on your route to work? Obstructed views of oncoming traffic? Broken sewer grate? Report these and other non-emergency issues to SeeClickFix.com, a free social networking and online mapping tool (powered by Google Maps) that “provides technology to empower ...
Community Living Rooms - An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Community Living Rooms – An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Photo by Monica Almeida from The New York Times. This weekend the New York Times had an article about a neat initiative to transform bus stops in Los Angeles into something called “community living rooms” – that’s a pleasant and ...
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