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Streetlights Less to Blame for Light Pollution Than Previously Believed

Using satellite imagery and smart city technologies, researchers have discovered the real impact streetlights have on light pollution in our cities.

Green City Watch: Using Geospatial Technology to Help Urban Trees Thrive

Green City Watch is working at the intersection of geospatial data and artificial intelligence in a bid to streamline and optimise the way cities care for their green spaces. RESET spoke to co-founder Nadina Galle about their work and to find out how the technologies they're using could change our relationship to nature in the long term.

Peruvian Project Uses Drones to Map, Protect and Strengthen Informal Urban Settlements

A Peruvian programme is using drones to help put urban settlements on the map (quite literally), in a bid to improve housing rights and climate change resilience for underserved local residents.

Kasita’s Minimalist Design for Smart, Compact and Affordable Housing

Sprawling urbanisation and sky rocketing house prices are major issues in cities around the world. Kasita is a new type of housing and multi-unit development model that provides technologically advanced, environmentally friendly and economical housing for urban citizens.

Where Are the World’s ‘Fragile’ Cities?

A consortium of NGOs, think tanks and educational institutions has published data visualisations and rankings that measure the ‘fragility’ of cities around the world.

Drones and Satellites for Good – How Many Drones Can a City Handle?

The day when drones become part of our daily lives seems to be awhile off. However, Amazon and the like are working fervently on this scenario. It is therefore time to ask: to what extent are we willing to accept drones as part of our urban surroundings? The project "Unter Drohnen" (Under Drones) takes a closer look at this question.

Smart Cities: Efficient, Sustainable, Digitised Living

Our current global environment is undergoing significant changes that have never been experienced in the history of humanity. Coupled with an increase in rural to urban migration, the need to create sustainable communities and cities is more visible than ever before. We take a look at the notion of 'Smart Cities'.

The Need to Connect Urban Populations to Sustainable Transport

McKinsey Global Institute projections show India’s urban population soaring from 340 million in 2008 to 590 million by 2030. This urban expansion will happen at a speed quite unlike anything India has seen before.