The Transit App can now collect tracking data from users to help them predict real time arrival information. This is an excellent tool especially in cities where there is no current real time data available. It’s also quite helpful because it can be more accurate than vehicle GPS signals since these signals may only be sent […]
Beat the Street is a community game that encourages people to walk or cycle around the community. It was developed by the UK’s Intelligent Health, an organisation dedicated to increasing physical activity and improving the health of communities. They develop programs that combine technology (e.g., activity trackers and games) with on-the-ground community programs. So far over 500,000 people […]
radwende.de is a really neat project from Wiesbaden Germany. They use a GPS tracking app to crowdsource bike trips and then turn the information into a beautiful map you can hang on the wall. Of course they use the data too to help determine where people ride in the city to help planners improve bike […]
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 […]
The European Commission supported TRACE project will assess the potential of movement tracking services to better plan and promote walking and cycling in cities, and develop tracking tools that will fuel the take up of walking and cycling measures. The project started in June 2015 and runs until 2018. TRACE targets established measures to promote […]
Great post on the GovLab website describing Kevin Werbach’s presentation on gamification: more specifically, how innovative organizations are applying the techniques that make games so powerfully engaging. Here’s a link to the GovLab article: Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate by Stefaan Verhulst on March 19, 2015.