How Proximity Services Help People Navigate Their Lives Better [My Ideal City]
Location-driven mobile technology platforms make it easier for anyone to find and tap into services and information.
Mobile technology platforms are leveraging location as a key metric for helping citizens seamlessly access a host of services to help them better navigate their urban environments. Whether providing a real-time map of available parking spots or instantly connecting nearby people around location-specific conversations and meet-ups, these solutions make it easier for anyone to easily find and tap into services and information when they need them most.
Gary Hack, a celebrated urban planner with experience directing large-scale revitalization projects like NYC’s West Side highway, has most recently lent his expertise to a crowdsourced plan in Bogota, Colombia called MyIdealCity. He believes that the future of urban planning is in proximity services: