How can we create wireless, interconnected cities? Can data about our health be better utilised to tackle obesity? What can we do to make the processes required to maintain our urban environments more efficient? These are just some of the challenges facing the cities involved with the Living Labs Global Award 2012 – and each wants your ideas.
21 cities on 5 continents are looking for urban innovations that could bring about significant change – and over 90 million citizens could benefit from this exercise in crowd-sourcing. Taking part are Barcelona, Birmingham, Caceres, Cape Town, Coventry, Derry/Londonderry, Eindhoven, Fukuoka, Glasgow, Guadelajara, Hamburg, Lagos, Lavasa, Kristiansand, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Santiago de Chile and Terrassa, and the solutions these cities are looking for are as broad as their geographical distribution.
More information and source: This Big City