Mesh Networks, Smarter Cities

The development of mesh networks in Red Hook, Brooklyn is an example of how citizens will create smart cities. The New York Times article on Red Hook’s mesh network.

Superstorm Sandy knocked Red Hook of the grid. The streets flooded, the power grid was offline, the traditional network connectivity was offline — there was little to no connection to the rest of the city.

Out of isolation, the citizens have became stewards of change, developing solutions that meet their specific needs on a neighborhood rather than city-wide level.

Mesh networks is not a new concept. These networks have filled a connectivity and affordability gap in rural Africa for handful of years; however, the application in developed countries can have just as profound effect.

More about mesh networks. Link

August 25, 2014 (10:19 am)

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