Tagged: public services

Colab, Brazilian app that helps report urban problems, is voted best in the world 0

Information Technology in Brazil: app to reports urban problems is voted best in the world

Colab, a Brazilian application that helps report urban problems, was elected on world’s best by the New Cities Foundation at an event in Sao Paulo. Other finalists included traffic BuzzJourney (Israel) and PublicStuff (United States). These apps participated prize App My City, urban award for best application in the world (those of us trying to unlock the big cities). Colab received $ 5000 in cash […]

Brazillian app "Colabo.re" is nominated for international award 1

Information Technology in Brazil: public management collaboration app nominated for international award

A Brazillian startup took to the social networking approach to collect testimonies from residents about the precariousness of public facilities such as sidewalks and streets, in order to connect people to public management. The buzz generated around the site (which has already caught the attention of the city of Recife, hometown of the creators) led Colab to the final of the second edition of My City App, app award for best city in the world (those of us trying to unlock big cities) […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Urbanization to drive growth 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Urbanization to drive growth

China’s urbanization will provide “sustainable investment” and become a key factor in bolstering the country’s growth during the coming five years […]

Living in China: Plenty of GPS potties, to keep Shanghai’s World Expo site clean 1

Living in China: Plenty of GPS potties, to keep Shanghai’s World Expo site clean

Next year’s Shanghai World Expo will feature more than 200 of the world’s most innovative pavilions filled with the most advanced technology and inspiring exhibits about modern urban life. But piles of rubbish, dirty surfaces and lack of potties would make a joke of the theme, “Better City, Better Life.” […]

Living in China: Shanghai home to 23 million by 2020 0

Living in China: Shanghai home to 23 million by 2020

Shanghai’s population is expected to grow to 19.5 million in 2010, about 3 percent more than last year. And by 2020, the city’s total should hit 23 million, due to an increase in births, a large influx of new residents and longer life expectancies, according to a conference recently held by the Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission […]

Living in China: 60% of Chinese will live in cities in 20 years 1

Living in China: 60% of Chinese will live in cities in 20 years

Huang Wenqing grew up in a remote village in China’s Anhui province, where his family were pig farmers. Today he is a team manager in a car components factory in the suburbs of Beijing. Huang, 32, is part of a huge wave of rural workers streaming into China’s cities in search of better opportunities […]

Beijing’s Migrant Population Swelling 0

Beijing’s Migrant Population Swelling

Nearly one out of three people in Beijing belongs to the mobile population, according to the capital’s population and family planning commission. The municipality’s mobile population reached 5.4 million in October, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the total, according to a recent report by the commission’s deputy director, Li Yunli