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Crowdsourced-transport.com is a project by Andrew Nash, a Vienna-based transport planner. Nash helps clients develop social media, serious games and crowd sourcing applications designed to improve cities and transport systems. For more about Andy see: andynash.com.
Recent Blog Posts
ProPublica has developed a very effective interactive application that shows the chance of being killed if you are a pedestrian (30-years old, average for all ages, and 70-years old). You can roll on the app’s X-axis to see the likelihood of being killed when hit by a car going at different speeds. It’s a good tool […]
Tom Saunders of NESTA has written an excellent post: Power to the people: how cities can use digital technology to engage and empower citizens. It recommends four strategies: Resist the temptation to build an app; Think about what you want to engage citizens for; Remember there’s a world beyond the internet; and, Pick the right question for […]
There are many new opportunities for people to help collect and analyse data and help improve cities. Here are a couple new resources I’ve just discovered: CleanSpace – personal air quality monitors; CITI-SENSE project – an EU funded research project designed to help facilitate creation of a “sensor-based Citizens’ Observatory Community for improving quality of life […]
An article in the EU’s online research magazine Horizon, by Fintan Burke titled: How a new generation of games is changing minds (4 April 2016) describes reflective games. It begins: In the last 30 years gaming has grown from a niche hobby to the world’s most profitable form of entertainment. Now, researchers are investigating how they […]