Sunday, December 12, 2010

Intelligent Cities

From the National Building Museum: Intelligent Cities.

What makes a city Intelligent?  You do.

For as long as we have lived in cities we have reflected on their form, feel, and function. From the launch of the first hot air balloon to the creation of geospatial information software, we have developed technologies that enable us to assess what we have done, what we are doing, and what we wish to do. Today, the scale and complexity of neighborhoods, towns, and cities are unprecedented, and so are our tools for understanding them. Intelligent Cities, an initiative of the National Building Museum, supported by its partners TIME and IBM and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, explores the intersection of information technology and urban design to understand where we are, where we want to be, and how to get there.

Looks very interesting, as does just about everything these days from the National Building Museum.  Check it out, and while you're there take the "Neighborhood Poll." 

Matt Festa

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