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.

 

NIST GCTC Expo Registration Available

We’re on track in the Data Supercluster for an exciting Expo event. Check out the details at the NIST GCTC Expo web site and sign up. Its free to attend, but you must register.

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo

In 2019, Global City Teams Challenge brings you the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo, co-hosted by NIST and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).

Intel SGX X86 extensions

First Review at Blackhat. Skylake + bios that supports these extensions is a prerequisite.

 

SGX Secure Enclaves in Practice: Security and Crypto Review

by Jean-Philippe Aumasson & Luis Merino Software Guard Extensions (SGX) is a technology available in Intel(R) CPUs released in autumn 2015. SGX allows a remote server to process a client’s secret data within a software enclave that hides the secrets from the operating system, hypervisor, and even BIOS or chipset manager, while giving cryptographic evidence to the client that the code has been executed correctly the very definition of secure remote computation.

 

iExec and Intel present SGX Blockchain Collaboration @ Consensus 2018

Sanjay Bakshi, Principal Engineer @ Intel and Francois Branciard, Developer @ iExec present their work from the Trusted Computing team at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) regarding the iExec solution for using SGX in Blockchain products.

Introduction to the Enclave Definition Language Intel® SGX | Intel Software

In this video we are going to discuss the Enclave Definition Language used by Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX). The fundamental protection provided by Intel® SGX is that an enclave’s secrets can only be accessed by the code that is inside the enclave.

 

Smart City Feature: “New York City Data At Work” article

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.

Introduction – NYC Data at Work: 2018 Open Data for All Report

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Action Cluster Smart City Challenge: Mitigating Food Waste

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 [Official Trailer]

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.