Cape Town's public transit authorities are in need for data to understand how to improve quality of service and increase the accountability of transport operators. CiTiVAN proposes a phone based rating, payment and positioning system that promotes transparency and accountability from the bottom up, giving people a voice about the service they receive.
For more information click here. Note that I have now left the project, which is still on-going. For up-to-date info please visit senseable.mit.edu.
From the project's press release, January 2014: Over the past weeks, MIT researchers and LAAB Studio have deployed a system of human-borne sensors to assess and compare air pollution in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Results are presented as a dynamic map called 'One Country, Two Lungs', currently on show at the Hong Kong / Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (until the end of February 2014). The installation highlights an asymmetric exposure to pollution between the inhabitants of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, showing how air quality across one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas changes step by step. One Country Two Lungs also provides a glimpse into how new applications of sensor and tracking technology can be used for monitoring air pollution in cities on a personal, human scale.
Read more on the One Country, Two Lungs website.
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