Category: Smart Cities
Discover NYC’s most popular street trees and learn how to spot them when you’re out and about in the city.
The Stars of New York City’s Urban Forest
A quick tour through some inspiring practical uses of environmental data—projects that start with data and then go beyond it in order to produce actionable outcomes!
Practical Uses of Environmental Sensor Data in Real Life
What makes a green roof great? Newtown Creek Alliance has deployed a network of soil sensors at Kingsland Wildflowers to find out.
Green Roofs in Greenpoint
Public private partnerships result in infrastructure that can protect society from natural disasters and help us meet our climate change goals.
Can Successful Public Private Partnerships Help Achieve Climate Goals?
What does resiliency have to do with sustainability and cities? How can working with nature instead of opposed to it improve urban spaces?
What is Resiliency and Why Is It So Important?
Halfway through the implementation of the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan, what evidence do we have to support the policy’s environmental and social impact? In the final installment of this series, we will explore the environmental and well being benefits of green infrastructure, and how stakeholders are evaluating the impact in the South Bronx.
NYC Put Millions Into Green Infrastructure by the Bronx River. Did it Work? (Part 3)
A small fraction, less than 5% of the 7,000 plus green infrastructure assets built under the NYC Green Infrastructure Program are in the South Bronx. In part two of this series, we will examine the execution of DEP’s right-of-way rain garden strategy in the South Bronx. Publicly available information and interviews with DEP, former staff…
NYC Put Millions Into Green Infrastructure by the Bronx River. Did it Work? (Part 2)
The NYC Green Infrastructure Plan is putting $1.5B into green roofs, street trees, and more. Are communities in the Bronx River watershed reaping the benefits? This is the first in a new three-part series that is searching for an answer.
NYC Put Millions Into Green Infrastructure by the Bronx River. Did it Work?
Air quality monitoring has long been costly, difficult, and geographically limited. A new generation of IOT enabled sensors are allowing efficient, cost-effective, localized air quality testing—not only by governments, but by NGOs and concerned citizens, too.
Air Quality Testing: A Survey of the Leading Options
I recently had the opportunity to spend time with government leaders at the Smart and Secure Communities Challenge Expo from the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST). Here’s what I learned about some of the attendees current smart city projects and what they’re hoping to implement next.
I Spent 3 Days with Leaders in Smart Cities. Here’s What I Learned.