Four Conversations on Greening ICT

February 23, 2010

Two architects, an artist, an analyst and an activist go deep on the promises and perils of information and communication technologies vis-à-vis the environment.

David Leeds on the Smart Grid

December 5, 2009

“I believe in smart grid, because it’s about infrastructure change.”

Community Communications Study

November 29, 2009

Building up a body of knowledge about particular demographics can greatly reduce the unintended consequences of policy decisions.

Saving $ and Energy

September 29, 2009

Google’s PowerMeter will help users answer questions like: How much does it cost to leave your TV on all day? What about turning your air conditioning 1 degree cooler?

Broadband Ecosystems

August 15, 2009

Ever since I read Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Nobuya Inagaki’s 2005 paper on wireless internet in Austin, TX I’ve been fascinated by the idea of ‘broadband ecosystems’.

Navigating the Stimulus

April 2, 2009

The Center for Digital Government, a research and advisory institute on information technology policies for state and local government, recently hosted an online presentation on the U.S. federal government economic stimulus plan.

Smart Grids

January 18, 2009

greentechmedia reports that President-elect Obama’s draft stimulus plan has billions for the US smart grid, aka infrastructure that helps us better understand and potentially reduce the amount of energy we use.

Better Broadband Toolkit

January 2, 2009

A series of educational plain-language tools on building broadband networks for community groups and city management.

Is it Good to Share? A Case Study of FON and Meraki Approaches to Broadband

January 2, 2009

When individuals share their internet connections with others in their communities, how good is that access?

Broadband Atlas Design

January 2, 2009

To build the best high-speed internet networks it is important to understand the location of existing infrastructure; the types and locations of various local broadband providers; the availability, quality and capacity of broadband service; and the types of technology used. Mapping these elements can help.

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