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SMART CITIES FOR EVERY ONE human-centric, iterative

the least livable cities


The problem 15-18 million people 100,000 cars

<1% vehicles per 100 ppl

Rush hour traffic in Jakarta

MEET DHAKA

Only 1% of people have cars


What do we predict will happen to Dhaka if nothing is done?


The problem 9 million people 9 million motorbikes 3 million cars >100% vehicles per 100 ppl

4 pm Traffic Jam in JAKARTA August 2011

Rush hour traffic in Jakarta


100 million

-----------Give 10 million people* access to useful information on car-free mobility options in their city

2013 goal


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DHAKA Bangladesh 18 million


data collected; 75% correct


5,000 maps printed; 200 distributed thus far for local feedback


3 flock sign-ups


185 likes


first public launch 6 weeks ago


latest issue of Trino


EASY TO DEPLOY

Mirpur Road

START

Prime Minister’s Office + BRTC to deploy live bus tracking on 100 buses LIVE BUS TRACKER Dhaka


EASY TO MONITOR

LIVE BUS TRACKER Dhaka


coming summer 2013

HYDERABAD India 6 million


coming summer 2013

MEXICO CITY Mexico 21 million


Improve non-car ridership by x%, satisfaction by x%, reverse the inevitability of motorization in developing world cities

2015 goal


Albert Ching

Stephen Kennedy

Muntasir Mamun

Masuk Ahmed

San Francisco

San Francisco

Dhaka

Kampala

Albert is a former researcher in sustainable transport at MIT and a Googler who helped Google Maps become number one in the world

Stephen is an award-winning designer and urban planner who has worked on projects helping communities from Israel to Indonesia

Muntasir is a Dhakabased changemaker and founder of Kewkradong, a social advocacy group which organizes and annual thousand person Coastal Cleanup

Masuk is an innovative changemaker with a passion for adventures and has worked in various projects around Bangladesh and globally with the motive of bringing social change in various communities


Kuan Butts

Danny Chiao

Chris Zegras

Mexico City

San Francisco

Boston

San Francisco

Kuan is a grad student studying City Planning at MIT. He has worked prior as an urban designer in St. Louis, MO, and is interested in the use of technology in fostering municipal and regional contexts within local communities

Danny studies computer science at MIT. His expertise focuses on web development with past internships at Groupon and Google

Chris is a professor of City Planning and Transportation at MIT. His work focuses on sustainable transport in developing cities and has experience advising governments and intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l agencies in Chile, Portugal and China

Subha is a software engineer at Google with previous stints at Apple and Intel. She holds a M.A. and a B.A. from MIT in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Subha Gollakota


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