At Digital City Briefs, we believe that the digital city is here to stay. We research and share best practices related to smart infrastructure and sustainable development.
בתדריך עירוני דיגיטליות, אנו מאמינים כי העיר הדיגיטלית הוא כאן כדי להישאר. מחקר ולשתף מומלצות הקשורים חכמים תשתית ופיתוח בר-קיימא.
The Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design (LCUD) was established in 2010 at Tel Aviv University to explore Israel’s urban spaces. It focuses on three interrelated topics: Conflict analysis/Visioning practices, Housing developments and Planning/design methods.
“The LCUD seeks methods and models that arrive at innovative solutions and guidelines, making our cities better.”
Face.com, an identity recognition app for social networks was developed in Tel Aviv. It was recently acquired by Facebook for $ 100 million.
It is designed to facilitate identity recognition on the web and mobile phones. When you upload a photo on the web, it is simultaneously scanned by the Face.com system, which has a database of 18 billion photos. It would quickly match your photo to existing information on the net. Face.com will continue to offer its technology and database to third party companies.
Tel Aviv has many innovative start-ups, which are developing successful mobile applications. For example, Waze is a type of Wikipedia for mapping. “This application is not only a local hit, but a rising force in the United States, Italy and in other global markets.”
The maps are community-sourced and rely on inputs from users and map-editors. Its trend-setting traffic component notifies users about real time road conditions such as accidents, police check points, road hazards and other conditions.
לדוגמה, Waze הואסוגשלויקיפדיהלמיפוי. "יישוםזההואלארקלהיטהמקומי,
אלאכוחהעולהבארצותהברית, איטליה, בשוקהעולמיאחרים". המפותהןממקורהקהילהולסמוךעלכניסותממשתמשיםועורכיםמפה. רכיבהתעבורהשלוהגדרתהמגמהמודיעלמשתמשיםאודותתנאיהכבישבזמןאמתכגוןתאונות, המשטרההסימוןנקודות, בדרךתנאיםאחרים.
Reference: Edon Ophir, Tech Tools, Tel Aviv Digital Edition
The migrants from South Sudan are the first to be deported under Israel’s emergency plan. Many of these migrants have been working in hotels and restaurants or have been working as day labor. There are approximately 60,000 African migrants who are deemed illegal and a threat to the Jewish state. Many of these migrants live in South Tel Aviv. They are Christian and speak a number of languages.
“An Eilat hotel director said the expulsions were "a terrible shame". "Most of them are educated people who fled from a bloody war in their homeland.”
Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the outskirts of an ancient port city called Jaffa. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into one municipality in 1950. One area of Tel Aviv has a rich collection of Bauhaus buildings, which earned it a designation as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
“In 1925, the Scottish biologist, sociologist, philanthropist and pioneering town planner Patrick Geddes drew up a master plan for Tel Aviv that was adopted by the city council.”
Tel Aviv’s Gordon-Frishman Beach is one of top ten urban beaches in the world, according to Smarter Travel.
“If Jerusalem is Israel's responsible, buttoned-up firstborn child, then Tel Aviv is the fun, freewheeling youngest sibling.” Tel Aviv has 13 beaches that stretch over eight miles along the Mediterranean Sea. The Gordon-Frishman Beach is closest to the city core and is full of beach bars, DJs, volleyball courts and other amenities for the cosmopolitan crowd.