“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.

Leaders in Street Lighting Controllers

Global Street Light Controllers Market Top Players 2019 – 2025 : Osram, Lumenova, Nico, Etherbas – The Edge

The Global Street Light Controllers Market report data always remains relevant to the market and consists of market dynamics, prospects, starts, market dynamics and even the Global market volumes into account. It filled with data and deep analysis on market value, environmental analysis, Street Light Controllers advanced techniques, latest developments, Street Light Controllers business strategies and current trends.

800 Megawatt Solar Plant in Morocco

The world’s first advanced hybridisation of concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The best of both technologies are blended intended to bring cost per kilowatt hour to lower than fossil fuel plants.

Masdar, EDF to build 800 MW hybrid concentrated solar power plant in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) said the project, which will have a total installed capacity of 800 MW, is the world’s first advanced hybridisation of concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

Energy Demand Response Supply Leveling: Pumped Hydro

Will Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Really Get The US To More Wind & Solar?

Clean Power For all the whiz-bang cutting edge developments in new battery technology, good old fashioned pumped storage hydropower is still the number one bulk energy storage system currently available in the US. The big question is how to deploy pumped hydro in ways that funnel more wind and solar power into the US grid – and guess what, the US Department of Energy is on it.