Recent work at the US National Congressional level to ‘establish duties for online service providers with respect to end-user data that such providers collect and use’.
Consider the statement by Facebook: you “own all of the contact and information you post on Facebook” and “can control how it is shared.” Do you? The statement implies Facebook enacts how you’d like to share your data on your behalf – they have primary control over how your data is shared. Does this imply accountability on Facebook’s part? How is that measured? Proven? Are derivative data defined? Do you control derived data on your interaction with Social Media companies?
As we deep-dive global cities working to create value from data, we’re sharing city data portals among the Data Supercluster membership. Community leaders and other stakeholders may find key metrics to refine products, form Action Clusters, rally and reach out to Citizens.
Chordant has developed a data exchange system to help break down the barriers to using Smart City data. Please comment below. Are the concepts useful to you? Have you approached Data Exchange differently? Love to hear from you. Please make your comments below.
Alex Huppenthal, Co-chair GCTC Data Supercluster
UPDATE: the Expo date has been reset due to the Government funding issue. Tentatively set for July 2019 now.
The Expo is a once in a year event bringing over 1000 of community leaders and stakeholders together to discuss challenges and successes. Register for the Global City Teams Challenge. More information in the attached PDF.
In America, 40% of food is wasted. This is an astounding number. The Data Supercluster is examining how today’s waste stream management build environment might share data relevant to food waste. Is enough data available but hidden today? Can inferences from grocery and restaurant purchases drive data models that support food waste metrology?
A call for an Action Cluster to investigate methods to measure food waste, take action to mitigate food waste and measure results will be announced soon. To create your own Action Cluster in the Data Supercluster, use the NIST GCTC Action Cluster worksheet/application form.
Acton Clusters will have an opportunity to present periodically to the broader membership of the GCTC, Community Leaders and other stakeholders. EPA Information on Food Waste
WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
The Data Supercluster uses several teleconferencing packages. We’ll be using the excellent free Mac app from Krisp. The system respects privacy by processing audio at your local computer, not in the cloud, breaking an on-going tradition. We talk about risks to privacy in cloud-based services, elsewhere on this website.
Kiisp free download for Mac can be found here, along with a guide to integrating it with conferencing package ‘Zoom’.
Hey Mac user, wanna get started with Zoom? You’re in the right place! Zoom claims to be the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. So no wonder you will get an invitation from a colleague.
Crucial to good planning for coastal flooding is good data on existing flood routes, risks and built and natural mitigation.
Taking a lesson from nature by expanding coastal areas where flooding is likely has been proven. How data plays an essential role in evaluating and planning is the discussion intent of this posting.
Several US cities are building waterfront parks rather than solid sea defences to try and prevent flooding.
A cornerstone to reducing deployment friction in Smart Cities IoT networks, sensors and applications is an outreach program to Citizens and other stakeholders.
Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront.