Street Light + Public Umbrella = Lampbrella

City: Saint-Petersburg, Russia Created By: Mikhail Belyaev Keen urban observers will notice that lamp posts have begun to wear accessories. Small antennas, diodes, and other sensor components are being fixed to the tall street structures to provide the city with an array of data monitoring traffic flow, air quality, light levels,…

Improving a City’s Mental Health During Dark Winter Months

City: Umeå, Sweden Created by: Umeå Energi Improving public transportation infrastructure can be instrumental in the quality of life for a city’s residents. But expanding the number of functions that infrastructure can perform for its residents represents a new paradigm in how cities could do more with what they already…

Madrid Paving Slabs + Internet Connectivity = iPavement

City: Madrid, Spain Created by: Via Inteligente Being “connected” in the city means many things to many people. Real estate agents highlight how connected to the city certain residential areas are via transport links. Business people and friends want to be sure to connect with each other when they are…

City Trash Collection System + Freecycling = Goedzak

City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Created by: Waarmakers A key component of re-imagining the potential of the city’s infrastructure is to embrace a wider embrace of urban infrastructure. The systems and services of a city are as much a resource for expanded use and functionality as is its objects, surfaces and structures.…