<h5>Transparency: Tracking City-Level Market Fundamentals</h5> Investors are increasingly shifting the focus of their portfolio strategies from countries to cities. Access to robust, reliable and deep data is a key component of real estate transparency and investors’ decision making, but availability can vary within, as well as between, national markets. It begs the question – is the same level of market information available in London and Birmingham; New York and Seattle; or Shanghai and…

Rich Data, Poor Data: What the Data Rich Do – That the Data Poor and the Data Middle Class Do Not!

<h5>The glue that holds connected cities together</h5> Within a smart city – or even at a micro level – within one specific industry deploying smart technology, are a wide range of considerations: How much data are we transporting? How will we transport that data? How can we make our system intelligent? Where do we need to install these intelligence-driving platforms? How can we connect our data, operational technology and information technology to the necessary access points? Who/what has…

The glue that holds connected cities together Within a smart city – or even at a micro level – within one specific industry deploying smart technology, are a wide range of considerations: How much …

<h5>Microbes could build the cities of the future</h5> You might be disappointed to hear that some intriguing underwater structures recently discovered off the Greek island of Zakynthos are not part of the lost city of Atlantis. But the structures, which resemble colonnades of cobble stones and bases of columns, have an equally fascinating origin. They were actually constructed by microbes gathering around natural vents of methane and forming a natural cement in the otherwise soft…

The ancient underwater remains of a long lost Greek city were in fact created by a naturally occurring phenomenon - according to joint research from the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Athens (Greece).

Traffic jam on 50-lane expressway in Beijing

50 lane highway traffic jam near Beijing China

<h5>A top Silicon Valley investor predicts what the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars</h5> Within ten years, roads will be full of driverless cars. Maybe within two, depending on where you're driving. That's what Chris Dixon, a partner at prestigious Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz believes. Dixon has written extensively about the future of autonomous vehicles and invested in a number of startups in the space, from self-flying…

A top Silicon Valley investor predicts what the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars Within ten years, roads will be full of driverless cars.

<h5>10 cities committed to a 100% clean energy future</h5> Renewable energy is something that most people can agree is a great idea, but like learning a second language, getting in shape, or donating time to a favorite charity, quickly becomes something that’s pushed off into the indefinite future. The cost, commitment, and political willpower to make the switch can be enough of a deterrent to scare municipalities from exploring what it takes to make the change.  Read more in the complete…

ERCOT, Xcel Energy Show that Variable Renewable Energy is No Threat to Reliability

<h5>Connect To The Cities Of The Future</h5> Smart cities will allow us to make more efficient use of our resources, lower our energy consumption, and build our cities to maximize efficiency. Big data is essential to understanding how people in cities move, how energy is used, how various aspects of infrastructure interact, and much more. Smart cities aren’t some far-off dream of the future, either; some urban areas are already using big data to improve themselves.  Read more in the complete…

Connect To The Cities Of The Future Smart cities will allow us to make more efficient use of our resources, lower our energy consumption, and build our cities to maximize efficiency. Big data is es…

<h5>Forget tiny houses—meet the ADU</h5> We tend to think of housing as fitting into a few generic typologies: Single-family home. Apartment. Condo building. But in reality, the fabric of neighborhoods is made up of plenty of interstitial spaces that are neither here nor there—from the odd backyard shed to an alleyway addition to the hidden carriage house. Over the past few years, these alternative housing types—often known as Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs—have become better known, as…

Forget tiny houses—meet the ADU We tend to think of housing as fitting into a few generic typologies: Single-family home. But in reality, the fabric of neighborhoods is m…

<h5>Ford plans mass-market self-driving car by 2021</h5> Ford says it will build a totally self-driving car by 2021 as it seeks to take the lead in the global race to produce the world’s first high-volume driverless vehicle. The car, which will have no steering wheel or pedals, will be used in the driverless taxi services that Ford said it expects to dominate the market in the coming decade. The carmaker said in a later investor call that it expected to first roll out the driverless vehicles…

Ford says it will build a totally self-driving car by 2021 as it seeks to take the lead in the global race to produce the world’s first high-volume driverless vehicle. The model will feature no pedals or steering wheel.

<h5>Cities of the Future</h5> Ten writers on the places they immigrated from, returned to, remember, call home.  Read their stories about the past, present and future. <a href="http://go.curiozy.net/20160824" target="_blank">[wc_fa icon="angle-double-right"/]</a>

Cities of the Future Ten writers on the places they immigrated from, returned to, remember, call home. Read their stories about the past, present and future.

<h5>Re-imagining Cities</h5> What if we could imagine a way in which rather than contributing to the destruction of distant locales, city living could contribute to their protection or enhancement, and thus the reversal or forestalling of the Anthropocene? Here is where virtual reality and the collective harnessing of imagination through events such as hackathons may be vital. But as we take on this task, we also have to remember that the current situation is already deeply shaped by…

Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest via Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

<h5>The case for making New York and San Francisco much, much bigger</h5> Economic progress is increasingly being driven by big cities. During the business boom of the 1990s, suburbs and small towns tended to add jobs more quickly than the most populous areas. But a recent study showed that this pattern has reversed, with urban centers emerging as America’s most prolific job engines. That’s a huge shift for the US economy. And it’s one economists, policymakers, and ordinary Americans are…

The case for making New York and San Francisco much, much bigger Economic progress is increasingly being driven by big cities. During the business boom of the suburbs and small towns tended …

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