Posts tagged with 'open data'
Friday Fun: Two Maps Use Data to Help Cyclists Navigate Cities
Friday Fun: Two Maps Use Data to Help Cyclists Navigate Cities
Cycling in cities, especially in areas you’re unfamiliar with, can be a stressful experience. One of the most anxiety-inducing aspects of cycling is ambiguity; it can be difficult to tell what areas of the cities have designed bike lanes, where ...
Why Developing Cities Should Standardize and Open Their Transit Data
Why Developing Cities Should Standardize and Open Their Transit Data
Wondering if it would be faster to bike, take the bus or metro to work? A simple search on Google Maps or your preferred transit app can give you this information almost instantly, thanks to transit agencies that provide their ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ways to Ensure that Citizens Have Access to Information
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ways to Ensure that Citizens Have Access to Information
How do we make cities work for people? As a WRI Helms Fellow on Urban Governance and Sustainable Cities, Maria Antonia Tigre was tasked with answering this question. Through From ideas to implementation: making sustainable cities through governance here on ...
Curitiba, Brazil and Smart Cities
People-centric smart cities: five ways technology can support better urban living
What are smart cities? While there isn’t a standard definition, consensus is growing around the idea that smart cities utilize technology to foster green development, innovation, and new forms of citizen participation. Smart cities currently enjoy a strong positive image, ...
Open Data Day 2015
Friday Fun: Open Data Day puts the city back in citizens’ hands
Here at TheCityFix, we’ve watched the open data movement virtually explode in recent years. Having comprehensive, transparent data allows both civil society and government to utilize critical information to make cities better places to live. On one hand, local governments and ...
Why India needs open data for better urban mobility
Why India needs open data for better urban mobility
India’s new initiative to create smart cities across the country has brought back to light the need for open and accessible data. Although the government legitimized the Right to Information Act in 2005, the  data or information requested is usually ...
The shared mobility economy is on the rise. Zipcar founder Robin Chase sat down with TheCityFix to discuss how current trends and innovations are transforming transportation. Photo by Hugger Industries/Flickr.
Innovating for smart, sustainable cities: A Q&A on urban mobility with Zipcar founder Robin Chase
2015 is a year of utmost importance for the global sustainable development agenda, and cities will play a pivotal role. Landmark global decisions over the next 12 months provide opportunities to unlock the potential of cities and improve quality of ...
EMBARQ India’s Data Visualization Challenge opens important data sets to the public, empowering citizens to change Indian cities’ understanding of urban transport. Photo by mydearboy/Flickr.
Open data benefits cities and citizens: A Q&A with Jyot Chadha
EMBARQ India spoke with Jyot Chadha, head of EMBARQ India’s Initiative to Catalyze Urban Innovations, about the launch of a new Data Visualization Challenge, which encourages citizens to use publicly released data to create data visualizations that shed light on ...
Streetscape in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo by Marcelo Druck/Flickr.
Two steps forward, one step back: Google Transit launches in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Google Transit has come to the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Google Transit’s introduction to developing cities like Porto Alegre provides enormous potential benefits to urban residents by allowing them to plot a course from one location to another ...
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Meet datapoa: Porto Alegre’s new open data portal
Last week Porto Alegre, Brazil launched datapoa, a new open data portal that gathers information directly from the city’s residents on themes including mobility, environment, geography, urban sanitation, and public health. The goal of datapoa is to encourage people to learn ...
Paris Metro
Friday Fun: Data can be sexy too
DataParis maps the secrets of the city using open data and metro stops. Photo by Zilverbat. Data visualizations and apps that rely on open data have become popular tools in the past few years. Data visualizations are wide ranging, from ...
A San Francisco, California, streetcar plies F Street, near the Embarcadero. Photo by danishdynamite.
Friday Fun: 4 Lessons from the Urban Data Challenge
Picture yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon cruising down San Francisco’s Market Street in one of the city’s iconic streetcars. You have a seat to yourself to peer out the window as the sun beats down over the Golden Gate; ...
Sustainable Transport and Urban Development at SXSW 2012
Sustainable Transport and Urban Development at SXSW 2012
The annual SXSW (“South by Southwest”) festival in Austin, Tex. features some panel discussions and presentations dedicated to sustainable urban transport. Interested in blogging about one of these events? Contact Managing Editor Erica Schlaikjer: eschlaikjer [at] wri [dot] org. Electric Car: Lessons ...
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
Washington, D.C. to Host Transportation Camp 2012
Washington, D.C. to Host Transportation Camp 2012
After completing two successful Transportation Camp events in 2011 (in San Francisco and New York City), OpenPlans, a nonprofit technology organization, is hosting this year’s Transportation Camp in Washington, D.C. this weekend. OpenPlans is behind some of the greatest intersections ...
Right Menu Icon