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CopenCycle- ideas for a better city from MIT SenseABLE City Labs

December 15, 2009

Watch the flash media film here.

With the assistance of MIT there are a lot of interesting (if very futuristic) projects outlined in this site. The idea of Senseable labs is to use technology to help plan a better city.

Real Time Copenhagen is a 3 year research project by the MIT SENSEable City Lab’s in collaboration with the Municipality of Copenhagen. Within this framework, CopenCycle is a short-term project in the context of a workshop which explores the use of real time technologies to map the flow of people and resources in Copenhagen to better understand urban dynamics in real time. By revealing the pulse of the city, the project aims to show how technology can help individuals and the planning institutions to make more informed decisions about their environment with a special emphasis on the use of public spaces. In the long run, the project seeks to integrate the technologies for more detailed studies of e.g. bicycle movements, services and routes in relation to sustainable urban transportations.

Another project is this one from Sangwook Park – Bike Society, Designing Pervasive Technologies about bike sharing, using iPhones, social networking and geo location technology.

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