This post first appeared as a guest blog by UrbanLogiq for the Vancouver Economic Commission. You can read it here. VANCOUVER, BC – New Ventures BC last night awarded Vancouver-based UrbanLogiq with the $10,000 City Innovation Prize sponsored by the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) as part of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. Our company uses the power of city data, which is usually

Every day, over a billion people drive from point A to point B. That transit of a billion people, generates a considerable amount data. What’s more, traffic data collection can give us deeper knowledge of how people use roads and it is increasingly becoming an integral part of building smart cities. Learning where those millions of cars, trucks, mopeds, and

UrbanLogiq (formerly CommunityLogiq) has been invited to attend and speak at this years Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator. Taking place at Harvard between January 19 - 21, the summit brings together cities, government agencies and smart city industry experts. Organized by The Innovator's Forum: "The 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator at Harvard will help city strategic urban planners, chief innovation officers, technology officers, and

GIS technology has been is use by government for decades. However, as previously discussed, major changes in technology have made this technology accessible to city departments of all sizes.  This opens up more possibilities for city departments to apply location intelligence and geospatial analytics on a much wider scale. What does this mean in practice? McKinsey's report, "Transforming cities through GIS technology" cites several

Data analytics, machine learning, internet of things and big data. These are common buzzwords that can be found everywhere when discussing smart city technology use.  What do they mean practically? Here are 4 specific examples of how technology is making cities and governments smarter: 1. Multi-Modal Transportation A smart city is one that will reduce vehicle traffic and allow people and goods

The CommunutyLogiq team loves hearing about innovation happening in government. Here is a roundup of analytics innovation occurring in government over the last week: 1.  Joe Biden Asks Chicago's Civis Analytics to Examine How Data Can Help Treat Cancer From Jim Dallke: As part of Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative, Biden met with Wagner and others in the data and analytics fields to discuss

A article on The Verge - Welcome to Uberville gives examples of how cities are supporting Uber. Their goals are to generally help low income and marginalized groups access transit.  This effort seems to have a major impact on cities with low density, suburban profiles like Altamonte Springs. Likewise, this may also be useful for individuals and families who may not be able to live near

Leaders in business, government and research return to Toronto on Oct. 6 and 7 for CityAge Toronto to discuss business opportunities and solutions as southern Ontario’s population expands from 9 million to 13.5 million people by 2041. It’s a critical topic facing the country’s future, and it’s also a major opportunity for investment, design and new technology partnerships. See what makes CityAge unique at www.cityage.org/toronto. Space

Geographic information systems (GIS) have been around for many decades. They are tools that allow for the manipulation and representation of data on a map. In fact, many larger cities have dedicated GIS departments. They are popular in cities and can be used by almost any department for both internal and external users. For example, a city planning department will likely layer