In London I met with Duncan Wilson at Intel. He’s heading up the newly created Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities  – a partnership with two universities. It’s covered in some detail by this BBC article. The aim of the initiative is to understand how technology can be used as a tool to create better cities.

Given that we met on his second day in his new role, we had a great chat about where the lab, and Intel, might be able to contribute to the Sensing City concept.  One of the interesting things he pointed out was the the Global Analyser project  which is using data from 2000 accelerometers to monitor movement at a construction site in San Francisco.  Measuring movement in the ground has direct application to the challenge facing Christchurch, and I’m hoping to meet the team responsible in San Francisco on Tuesday…