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Activist, writer and policy strategist, David Bollier argues that cities can benefit from co-operatively owning and controlling resources and applying the principles of commons ownership to big data
An authority on social data, Susan Etlinger argues we need to apply critical thinking and exercise caution as we enter the age of “data ubiquity”
From the Internet of Things to the Internet of “meaningful” Things. Nowadays several indicators aim to quantify the smartness of our cities. Next step will be to create a thermometer of citizens’ perception of well-being
Green buildings can both protect the environment and benefit the people using them. But to do so, users should be involved in the planning from the very beginning
The unprecedented number of children across Europe separated from an incarcerated parent could serve as the basis for a new aid policy. Yet, making it happen at the EU level is going to take time.
Health claims and symbols on food products could have a positive impact on public health. But there’s no clear view yet on what works best.
Scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) talks tax and price polices for tobacco
A recent study finds that rising prices is, by far, the best way to tackle tobacco-related diseases while ignoring tobacco industry arguments that higher taxes would affect state revenues
Most of us know we should live in a more environmentally sustainable way. But it does not happen because we do not really feel involved
A smartphone application bringing gaming dimensions to energy awareness has helped householders in Finland, Sweden and Italy reduce their electricity consumption by up to 19%.
Dr. David O. Kronlid at Uppsala University in Sweden is conducting research in environmental ethics, mobility and climate change justice. He talked about mobility at the core of climate change research and policy
The architecture industry has received a boost from the introduction of what is termed ‘a new open-source internet platform’. It’s called ‘Uni-verse’ and enables architects and designers to view and work on designs simultaneously
Jeep, 34, works as a manager for a large consulting company in Holland. He needs to look smart for work but he cannot afford to go to a tailor
The front door opens to welcome visitors. The oven bakes a pizza and the washing machine starts by itself. You are in a smart house, where the Internet is a butler
It is the ultimate viewing tool for designers and engineers. Models can be examined and tested thoroughly in three dimensions, before they are built in the workshops