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Technology that quantifies the physical environment, such as traffic or environmental factors

#BlockSidewalk

What has brought us together over the past year and a half is a wide-ranging and ever-increasing list of concerns about the project, not to mention growing frustration with a public engagement process that is unable to address these concerns effectively, given that it is led by and paid for by the company hoping to win “the big contract.”

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Air Matters

Providing real-time Air Quality Index & Allergy Pollen & Weather Data, as well as Protection Recommendations and Forecast.

Anti Ring

This is a project to counter the Amazon Ring doorbell camera surveillance infrastructure. We provide information for users and community members concerned about the country’s biggest company planting always-on cameras all over our streets.

Audit of the Administration of the Internet of Things

In this audit, we obtained an understanding of the Commonwealth’s current IoT environment in terms of device use and planned use by surveying a sample of Commonwealth agencies (see Appendix) where we believed IoT devices were used for significant purposes.

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Beijing Air Tracks

The causes and effects of air pollution comprise a complicated chemical recipe that is all too easily reduced to superficial observation (the color of the sky) or an abstract statistical reading from static instruments. In reality, the total experience of a city’s air quality is a combination of highly localized as well as more regional effects that shift in intensity as one moves through an urban landscape.

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Boston’s Smart Streets page

City page covers which tracking technologies are in place, why, and what they mean for privacy

cat-icon Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Breezometer

Check out the world leading Air Pollution API. Educate and engage customers by enriching your products with Forecast, Pollen & Air Quality Data. View our Real-Time Air Quality Map and join the list of clients who trust us, including Dyson, Veolia and WeatherBug Learn more!

Calgary’s noise-sensing network

Calgary’s LoRaWAN — a long-range, low power digital wireless network — sensors will be used to categorize noises like gun shots, trains, construction and road noise through the work of a government partnership.

cat-icon Calgary, AB, Canada

Citizen Science (book)

If you are a professional researcher who wants to learn more about how to get started with designing your citizen science project, this is a good place to start

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CityDigital stormwater management

A new cloud-based platform addresses urban flooding problems through green infrastructure performance monitoring.

CivicConnect

CivicConnect provides a suite of applications that leverage Augmented Reality and mobile technologies to enable a compelling experience for Smart Cities.

CivicSmart

Innovation has been at the core of our corporate DNA since 1936, and the last several years have seen a wave of innovation that is delivering the promise of Smart Parking to cities of all sizes.​

Did You Feel It?

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

Digital Transparency in the Public Realm

This project seeks to facilitate the co-creation of prototypes that can advance digital transparency and enable agency in the world's public spaces.

FutureAir

FutureAir's first product, SAM™, is a Smart Air Manager that senses, manages and improves indoor air quality. SAM™ is designed by a world-renowned industrial designer, Ross Lovegrove. With proprietary sensing technology, SAM™ can identify the presence of toxins in the air, then initiate actions through an API with cloud computing; and, execute appropriate counter-measures to improve indoor air quality, comfort, and energy efficiency.

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