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PULSE October 1 2015: Canada needs a “Ministry of Cities” - Richard Florida
Created with Soundous Al-Sammarai, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Infrastructure
Richard Florida: Canada needs a "Ministry of Cities" to reignite innovation and lead the new "century of cities"
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/the-globe-and-mail-metro-ontario-edition/20151109/281754153204935/TextView
Lightwave tested for mobile communication - LiFi - to give 1Gig speed
http://www.sciencealert.com/li-fi-tested-in-the-real-world-for-the-first-time-is-100-times-faster-than-wi-fi
Chattanooga provides 10 gigs to the home, through city-owned utility
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/oct/15/chattanooga-becomes-first-10-gigabit-city-world/330691/
Facebook to be available to all refugee camps; will help people re-connect
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-internet-un-refugees_5609bb7ee4b0768126fecfe8?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003
For 1.2-billion people, solar lamps are an enlightening solution
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-sales-model-entices-poor-people-to-buy-solar-energy-protect-environment_563a5aa9e4b0b24aee488203?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World&section=world
Influx of digital devices, ambitious broadband goals help cut broadband gap in half for US schools
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2015/11/progress_hurdles_school_connectivity_erate.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2
Feds no longer require cities to look at PPP financing first; additional $5-billion in infrastructure spending to be affected
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/liberals-drop-public-private-requirement-for-infrastructure-funding/article27322884/
Thought Leadership
Big Data Helps New York Spur Citizen Participation
Commuting by car lowers 'social capital'
http://gizmodo.com/the-best-ways-to-get-to-work-according-to-science-1733796033?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003
Barry Gander on Panel at Big Data Conference: analyzing the growth engine
http://bigdatacongress.net/session/smart-cities-panel/
US investors like dealing with Canadian start-ups: they have a chip on their shoulder
http://business.financialpost.com/small-business/why-some-u-s-venture-capitalists-are-
seeking-out-deals-with-canadian-startups
Rural communities CAN thrive
http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8041ef61c508dee9ec23494f8&id=0e29e4e569&e=4f6fc5c443
Less than 10% of world's population lives in extreme poverty - new low
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/global-poverty-world-bank_56119981e4b0af3706e12d67?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003
Facebook to bring Internet to sub-Saharan Africa
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-internet-africa-satellite_5612d67fe4b076812702f236?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003
Former Hyundai CEO leads Google's self-drive car initiative
http://www.popsci.com/google-hires-former-hyundai-ceo-to-lead-self-driving-car-initiative?src=
SOC&dom=fb
AI lowers the cost of human input for specific tasks
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/meet-the-artificial-intelligence-tech-your-company-can-use-today/
Governments must yield to the power of individuals to spur innovation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mohamed-a-elerian/government-self-disrupt-innovation_b_8344218.html?utm_hp_ref=world
Toronto needs higher bandwidth to match global challenges – Mayor
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/toronto-mayor-john-tory-on-how-to-make-a-smarter-city/
For Ellis Don, innovation starts with the employees
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/lists-and-rankings/best-jobs/best-employers-2016-ellis-don/
The economic drag of the retiring baby boomers: growth could slow when more resources are needed
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/retirement/as-the-baby-boomers-retire-the-threat-of-intergenerational-inequality-looms/article27163694/
Canada has more people over 65 than under 15 - succession planning and economic growth
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/retirement/the-boomer-shift-how-canadas-economy-is-headed-for-majorchange/article27159892/
Innovation: Three-quarters of entrepreneurs say they are too busy
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/76-of-canadian-enterprises-say-theyre-
too-busy-to-innovate/
Toronto Mayor pins hope for more broadband on business community
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/mayor-john-tory-on-how-to-improve-torontos-connectivity/
New cybercrime strategy, awareness needed as Canada falls behind other nations
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-cybercrime-hacking-seglins-1.3312153
Google's future is data: open-sourcing its AI engine and keeping the data
http://www.wired.com/2015/11/google-open-sourcing-tensorflow-shows-ais-future-is-data-not-code/
Investors turn to medical real estate as aging population drives up demand for service
http://business.financialpost.com/news/property-post/aging-population-sparks-investor-interest-in-health-care-real-estate-assets
 
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Cisco buys video conferencing company to increase stake in work collaboration space
http://fortune.com/2015/11/20/cisco-millions-acano-video-conferencing/
Where's my Snow Plow?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/where-s-my-snowplow-app-set-to-be-launched-by-
city-of-ottawa-next-month-1.3262034
Driverless cars will save 90% of all current fatalities
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/self-driving-cars-could-save-300000-
lives-per-decade-in-america/407956/?utm_source=SFTwitter&utm_medium=
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Ontario set to become first province to allow driverless cars to be tested on its roads
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/ontario-set-to-become-first-
province-to-allow-driverless-cars-to-be-tested-on-its-roads
One thing "Back To The Future" did not predict...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stanford-self-driving-delorean-marty-back-to-the-future_5627d444e4b08589ef4a5e70?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Canada&section=canada&adsSiteOverride=ca
Wearable devices will give big data that will change our lifestyles - Intel's Dan Eisenhardt
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/intels-dan-eisenhardt-on-the-future-of-wearable-interfaces/
Smart hospitals allow shift to continuous care
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/digital-health-care/
Start-ups use Big Data to make car and traffic technology user-friendly
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/digital-traffic/
Innovation: 3D printed images allow blind to "see" classic art 
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/3d-printed-classic
-paintings-allow-the-blind-to-see-fine-art-for-the-first-time-a6750186.html
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