Posts Categorized: city

Empowerment tool for women maps cases of harassment

A new app empowers women in Brazil by recording gender-based violence in public spaces.

Forest city is designed to combat air pollution

An architect has been commissioned to design a city in China to beat pollution, which will be completed in the next three years.

New elevator system is rope-free

Thyssenkrupp has developed a new elevator technology that could help cater for 70 percent more people living in cities by the end of the century.

Compact IoT green wall cleans urban air

A German startup has devised an Internet of Things green space that is monitored electronically and removes pollution from the urban environment.

New app pays for videos of drivers who text

San Francisco startup has launched a software which aims to crack down on drivers texting behind the wheel by offering citizens money for their video evidence.

New cycling system helps riders beat red lights

Dutch city of Utrecht is pioneering a new system called Flo, which detects cyclists’ speeds and advises on whether to speed up or slow down to make the green lights.

AI calculates new cost of living before a big move

Estonian-based Teleport uses AI to rank cities against a user’s preferences to provide recommendations for a potential move, including day-to-day cost of living.

Connected sign and bench provide local news

Boston is furthering its credentials as an eco and visitor friendly city with the Soofa sign and bench. Both are solar powered, and provide e-ink information.