1. Delivering Practical Solutions on Urban Problem: Evidence-based Management


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    There are almost 90,000 units of local government in the United States. There is an extraordinary level of innovations unfolding in cities and counties, but little systematic analysis of these innovations to facilitate exporting to other jurisdictions. The Center for Urban Innovation and the ASU Decision Theater are engaged in a series of projects designed to develop and evaluate innovative practices. CUI and the DT disseminate effective practices to public decision makers in a manner that allows them to improve the quality of governance and service delivery for their citizens. CUI and the DT will highlight a range of their recent projects that address such issues as “big data,” public financing of infrastructure, and collaborative service delivery mechanisms such as public-private partnerships.

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    • UPark 2014 Promo Reel


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      UPark 2014 will take place on September 20-21 on top of the parking deck at 20th and L Streets in Midtown Sacramento. Get the skinny => http://upark.rooftopalliance.com Footage taken from last year's inaugural Rooftop Pop-up Park at the same location. Music: "Amsterdam" by LASERS http://freemusicarchive.org/music/LASERS/LASERS_EP/01_LASERS_-_Amsterdam

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        Contents and structure The Master in Sustainable Architecture - Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ Istituto Europeo del Design in Turin is a 9 months full time studio based program. Sustainability is addressed in terms of Design strategies that optimise environmental, energy and social behaviours of the urban built environment. Smart building involve interactive and web connected technology to be embedded within architecture in order to become aware of what is going on in the surrounding environment and acquire the capability of virtuous reactions. City innovation is the challenging variations that the problematic post-industrial polluted cities will have to face over the next few years. The first month (April 2014) will be dedicated to introduce the students to the skills of the job, including 3d modeling, digital fabrication, Arduino technology, and principles of environmental strategies. From the second month, and through the next 8 months, the students will work on a challenging thesis project that will be presented to a public audience at the end of the Master in January 2015. During this phase, a series of activities (theoretical lectures, seminars, design workshops, conferences, construction workshops) to be held every other week will stimulate the students on the topics of Green Energies Design Strategies, Smart Technologies for the Built Environment, Design rating systems and certifications, Big Data, Urban Sharing. All the input coming from these activities will be embedded in the students design work to develop a compelling thesis project. IED Life and Network The IED building is in the heart of the Torino City Center and it's an exciting international environment with more than 800 students from all over the world. IED is a global network of Design Schools that counts more than 10,000 students worldwide. The network is composed also by a large number of Institutions, Companies and Professionals that are actively involved in the student's design activities with the goal of creating exciting working opportunities for our alumni. People This Master program in Sustainable Architecture - Smart Building and Urban Innovation at IED Torino has been founded in 2009 as an innovative program to train designers capable of understanding and managing environmental and energetic design strategies in the urban built environment. The first coordinator has been Mario Cucinella. From 2011 to 2013, the Master has been coordinated by Riccardo Balbo (current Director of IED Torino). Starting from this year (2014), the new coordinator is Cesare Griffa. The current Faculty team and network of Companies that will be involved in the course organisation is now under definition. All classes and workshops will be held by Professionals, Academics and Researchers well known in their specific fields, under the general coordination of Cesare Griffa. Torino In recent years, Turin and Piedmont have been experiencing a period of far-reaching international re-evaluation, both of their scientific and technological heritage and of their historical, cultural, artistic, sports, tourism, conference and wine and food resources. Turin is showing the world how to face the challenge of change and diversification with courage, forging itself a pioneering role as a workshop for experimenting and developing new entrepreneurial attitudes, alongside its more traditional manufacturing vocations. The city at the hub of Italy’s post-war industrial renaissance, Turin has developed a complex, articulated economic fabric, anchored solidly to the tradition of its automotive industry, but also markedly dynamic and innovative, featuring resources, expertise and centres of excellence that have nurtured the evolution of a multi-faceted entrepreneurial system in recent years: from information and communication technologies, audiovisuals and aerospace to scientific and technological research and the education and training necessary to support a wide range of new services for enterprise. If you are wondering how to join us for an unforgettable year long experience, you only need to click the links below to receive more info on how to enrol (price, admission requirements, attendance and more). http://iedtorinosmart.com/ http://www.ied.it/torino/scuola-design/corsi-master/sustainable-architecture/DRC1122E#.UxTNhEJdWD0

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        • A concept for neighborhood sharing and collaboration in disaster situations


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          Massive storms like Hurricane Sandy and Katrina, leave communities vulnerable and disconnected from the networks we rely upon for material, emotional and knowledge resources. In the first 72 hours of a disaster survivors must rely on the people around them to survive, as relief organizations need time to mobilize and get a clear picture of what's happening on the ground. Currently there are few resources for survivors on the ground to help themselves, especially in an environment where there is no cell or internet connectivity. This video demonstrates Neighbor Share Spot, a concept that enables communities to help themselves in a disaster, by sharing their knowledge, building on the work of others and allowing local leaders and first responders to recognize patterns so relief can be targeted more effectively. Neighbor Share Spot is a predetermined rally point, a collection of off-the shelf technology and open source software that provides a way for survivors to share when other technology doesn't work and a system that gives survivors the power to help themselves while also helping the people around them. The intention of this video is demonstrate how this concept could be used in a disaster situation. Neighbor Share Spot is based on an extensive Human-Centered Design research process carried out as part of my thesis in the Engineering Design and Innovation masters program at Northwestern University. My hope is that my research will begin a conversation about options for survivors and that Neighbor Share Spot can serve as a starting point for further exploration.

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          • Urban Innovation Exchange: Racquet Up Detroit


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            Produced by DETROIT LIVES! Music: "Orpington Road" by Amitron 7

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            • Professor Denise Meredyth on Healthy Productive Communities in Urban Areas


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              Eidos International Public Policy Congress 2013 PUBLIC POLICY IMPACT WORKSHOP: National Public Policy Challenges: Health, Education and Urban Futures

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              • Denver Downtown Partnership: Urban Innovation Project


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                Zerosun was contracted to interview subjects all over Colorado for a video that promoted cities working with one another to inspire growth and innovation.

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                • A View on JogoRio


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                  How can a multi billion dollar event make a lasting difference for the kids in their streets? JogoRio is a system to provide sport facilities to every child in Rio. This project aims at turning the investment for the Rio Olympics into a catalyst for sustainable physical and social change.

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