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Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset

The Federal Open Data Policy states: “Agencies must apply open licenses, in consultation with the best practices found in Project Open Data, to information as it is collected or created so that if data are made public there are no restrictions on copying, publishing, distributing, transmitting, adapting, or otherwise using the information for non-commercial or for commercial purposes.””

 

Parking Policy is Hot

Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Talk About Parking

What’s the most emotional topic in transportation? According to Donald Shoup, it’s parking. “Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about flight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City (Planner’s Press, Routledge, 2018).

“A City Is Not a Computer” from placesjournal.org

By Shannon Mattern.

“This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.”

A City Is Not a Computer

“What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few ideas, like “fish tacos” and “pez dispensers.”) Look past the sarcasm, though, and you’ll find an ideology on the rise.

Innovation and Investment in Startups: Innovators Needed

Today’s investment and innovation environment in the US is not producing business startups. The US is in a 13 year slump. Tap into Innovation at the GCTC Expo this year in July and network with some of the most inspired people.

U.S. startups are in a surprising 13-year slump

The decline has stripped the economy of one of its most vibrant engines of wage and productivity growth.

 

Smart Cities India Expo Wrap Up

The 5th Smart Cities India Expo attracts large participation, ends on a high note

Read more about The 5th Smart Cities India Expo attracts large participation, ends on a high note on Business Standard. The three-day 5th Smart Cities India expo was a congregation of innovators and imaginators, academia, policymakers and city administrators, government representatives, business delegates, multinationals, etc.

Cornel Looks for Answers for Demand Response

Energy Grid response from solar and other utility scale renewables is a problem identified in a recent Cornell University Paper.

The new paper, “Strategic Planning for Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Development – Historical Peak Events Revisited,” was published May 15, 2019

Winter could pose solar farm ‘ramping’ snag for power grid | Cornell Chronicle

By adding utility-scale solar farms throughout New York state, summer electricity demand from conventional sources could be reduced by up to 9.6% in some places. But Cornell engineers caution that upstate winters tell a different tale.