20 Mar '13, 12pm

How citizens have become sensors #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

Today, the data of a city is flowing constantly — across intersections, over power lines, aboard buses and through the water pipes beneath our streets — and it’s being quantified and scrutinized more than ever. The data is endless. And although it has always been there, only recently have we figured out ways to use it. Cities now examine data (or, more accurately, a computer-aided interpretation of it) to anticipate spikes in electricity demand or to synchronize streetlights to prevent traffic snarls. In the urban context, information feedback loops are making it easier for us to optimize the ways our cities work. The so-called smart city we all keep hearing about is being built on a fundamental premise: With enough data and powerful analytical tools, we can make our cities better.

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