Urban Informatics and Future Cities

It introduces the title and central theme of the book: 'Urban Informatics and Future Cities'. Therein, three cross cutting themes can be identified: big data, disasters and resiliance, and walkability and tourism.

Author: S. C. M. Geertman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030760595

Category: Computers

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This book forms a selection of chapters submitted for the CUPUM (Computational Urban Planning and Urban Management) conference, held in the second week of June 2021 at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. Chapters were selected from a double-blind review process by the conference's scientific committee. The chapters in the book cover developments and applications with big data and urban analytics, collaborative urban planning, applications of geodesign and innovations, and planning support science.
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Urban Informatics

However, there are very few books systematically introducing the principles and technologies of urban informatics, ... A number of other universities in Hong Kong have also contributed to urban informatics and smart city development.

Author: Wenzhong Shi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811589836

Category: Social Science

Page: 941

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This open access book is the first to systematically introduce the principles of urban informatics and its application to every aspect of the city that involves its functioning, control, management, and future planning. It introduces new models and tools being developed to understand and implement these technologies that enable cities to function more efficiently – to become ‘smart’ and ‘sustainable’. The smart city has quickly emerged as computers have become ever smaller to the point where they can be embedded into the very fabric of the city, as well as being central to new ways in which the population can communicate and act. When cities are wired in this way, they have the potential to become sentient and responsive, generating massive streams of ‘big’ data in real time as well as providing immense opportunities for extracting new forms of urban data through crowdsourcing. This book offers a comprehensive review of the methods that form the core of urban informatics from various kinds of urban remote sensing to new approaches to machine learning and statistical modelling. It provides a detailed technical introduction to the wide array of tools information scientists need to develop the key urban analytics that are fundamental to learning about the smart city, and it outlines ways in which these tools can be used to inform design and policy so that cities can become more efficient with a greater concern for environment and equity.
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Urban Platforms and the Future City

Adams, R. E. (2014) “Notes from the Resilient City” Log 32: pp. 126–139. Barns, S. (2017) “Visions of Urban Informatics: From Proximate Futures to Data-Driven Urbanism” The Fibreculture Journal 29, ...

Author: Mike Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000220605

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This title takes the broadest possible scope to interrogate the emergence of “platform urbanism”, examining how it transforms urban infrastructure, governance, knowledge production, and everyday life, and brings together leading scholars and early-career researchers from across five continents and multiple disciplines. The volume advances theoretical debates at the leading edge of the intersection between urbanism, governance, and the digital economy, by drawing on a range of empirically detailed cases from which to theorize the multiplicity of forms that platform urbanism takes. It draws international comparisons between urban platforms across sites, with attention to the leading edges of theory and practice and explores the potential for a renewal of civic life, engagement, and participatory governance through “platform cooperativism” and related movements. A breadth of tangible and diverse examples of platform urbanism provides critical insights to scholars examining the interface of digital technologies and urban infrastructure, urban governance, urban knowledge production, and everyday urban life. The book will be invaluable on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as for academics and researchers in these fields, including anthropology, geography, innovation studies, politics, public policy, science and technology studies, sociology, sustainable development, urban planning, and urban studies. It will also appeal to an engaged, academia-adjacent readership, including city and regional planners, policymakers, and third-sector researchers in the realms of citizen engagement, industrial strategy, regeneration, sustainable development, and transport.
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Handbook of Smart Cities

different urban contexts”. According to the study in [2], “Urban informatics uses data to better understand how cities work”. Furthermore, Wikipedia defines urban informatics as “an interdisciplinary field which pertains to the study ...

Author: Muthucumaru Maheswaran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319972718

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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This handbook provides a glimpse of the research that is underway in smart cities, with an examination of the relevant issues. It describes software infrastructures for smart cities, the role of 5G and Internet of things in future smart cities scenarios, the use of clouds and sensor-based devices for monitoring and managing smart city facilities, a variety of issues in the emerging field of urban informatics, and various smart city applications. Handbook of Smart Cities includes fifteen chapters from renowned worldwide researchers working on various aspects of smart city scale cyber-physical systems. It is intended for researchers, developers of smart city technologies and advanced-level students in the fields of communication systems, computer science, and data science. This handbook is also designed for anyone wishing to find out more about the on-going research thrusts and deployment experiences in smart cities. It is meant to provide a snapshot of the state-of-the-art at the time of its writing in several software services and cyber infrastructures as pertinent to smart cities. This handbook presents application case studies in video surveillance, smart parking, and smart building management in the smart city context. Unique experiences in designing and implementing the applications or the issues involved in developing smart city level applications are described in these chapters. Integration of machine learning into several smart city application scenarios is also examined in some chapters of this handbook.
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Urban Informatics

Smart City agenda, which aim to open up alternative lines of inquiry about the opportunities and risks of urban technologies (Greenfield, 2013; Townsend, 2013). This paper discusses the results of the Designing Policy project, ...

Author: Kristene Unsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317312611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Information shapes urban spaces in ways that most people rarely stop to consider. From data-driven planning to grassroots activism to influencing the routes we walk, bike, and drive, new information technologies are helping city dwellers to leverage information in new ways. These technologies shape the uses and character of urban spaces. Information technologies and tools such as social media and GIS tracking applications are being used by individuals as they go about their daily lives, not as alternatives to social interaction, but as opportunities to participate in the shared experience of urban life. This edited volume focuses on the creative application and management of information technologies in urban environments, with an emphasis on the intersection between citizen participation in creating city environments and the policy-making that supports it. The chapters address critical issues including the digital divide, transportation planning, use of public spaces, community building, and local events. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Technology.
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Smart Cities and Innovative Urban Technologies

D. Shin, “Ubiquitous City: Urban Technologies, Urban Infrastructure and Urban Informatics,” Journal of Information Science 35:5 (2009) 515–526. D. Shin and T. Kim, “Large-scale ICT Innovation and Policy,” in D.F. Kocaoglu, T.R. Anderson ...

Author: Tommi Inkinen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000329506

Category: Architecture

Page: 158

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Over the past decade smart urban technologies have begun to blanket our cities, forming the backbone of a large intelligent infrastructure. Along with this development, dissemination of the smart cities ideology has had a significant imprint on urban planning and development. Smart Cities and Innovative Urban Technologies focuses on the concepts of smart cities and innovative urban technologies. It contains research that provides insight into spatial formations of information and communication technologies, and knowledge production practices from various perspectives—including analyses of public and private sectors together with NGOs and other stakeholders. It provides a state-of-the-art analysis from multidisciplinary point-of-view in urban studies. Contributions in this edited volume include theoretical developments as well as empirical analyses. This book will be of great use to various audiences including academics as well as practitioners, spatial developers, planners, and public administrators in order to increase understanding of the dynamics and factors effecting smart cities conceptual maturation and their physical emergence. Information generated in these chapters, particularly regarding the challenges and obstacles of smart cities and innovative urban technologies, are intended to be of benefit to the key local actors in making decision in their cities or/and peripheral locations. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Technology.
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Biotechnology and Future Cities

Towards sustainable smart cities: A review of trends, architectures, components, and open challenges in smart cities. ... In Seeing cities through big data: Research, methods and applications in urban informatics (pp. 11–48).

Author: Zaheer Allam

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030438159

Category: Social Science

Page: 90

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This book explores how biotechnology can lead to the reimagination of cities. In a time where the increasing adoption of technology by cities is leading to unsustainable environmental and economic concerns, biotechnology has enabled new ways of envisioning data and energy storage. Zaheer Allam thus revisits the popular concept of Smart Cities -and its associated Internet of Things (IoT) to explore how the biological sciences, coupled with technology, can be applied to cities; and in doing so, create living urban organisms on an unprecedented scale. This new concept will open up exciting avenues to providing novel solutions for climate change mitigation. The book goes on to address various potential concerns and discusses what regulatory frameworks would be needed to safely implement such a concept. It will be a useful tool for planners, policy makers and engineers as well as for researchers with in interest in the future of our cities.
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Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing

Defining urban design: CIAM architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937–69. ... The city of tomorrow: Sensors, networks, hackers, and the future of urban life. ... The promise of urban informatics: Some speculations.

Author: Christopher T. Boyko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429894466

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing draws on original research that brings together dimensions of cities we know have a bearing on our health and wellbeing – including transportation, housing, energy, and foodways – and illustrates the role of design in delivering cities in the future that can enhance our health and wellbeing. It aims to demonstrate that cities are a complex interplay of these various dimensions that both shape and are shaped by existing and emerging city structures, governance, design, and planning. Explaining how to consider these interconnecting dimensions in the way in which professionals and citizens think about and design the city for future generations’ health and wellbeing, therefore, is key. The chapters draw on UK case and research examples and make comparison to international cities and examples. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students in planning, public policy, public health, and design.
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Implementing Data Driven Strategies in Smart Cities

The application of machine learning to the urban environment is known as urban informatics (Foth, Choi, & Satchell, 2011), and it is the technological backbone of a smart city project. Here we will summarize some applications of urban ...

Author: Didier Grimaldi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128211236

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Implementing Data-Driven Strategies in Smart Cities is a guidebook and roadmap for practitioners seeking to operationalize data-driven urban interventions. The book opens by exploring the revolution that big data, data science, and the Internet of Things are making feasible for the city. It explores alternate topologies, typologies, and approaches to operationalize data science in cities, drawn from global examples including top-down, bottom-up, greenfield, brownfield, issue-based, and data-driven. It channels and expands on the classic data science model for data-driven urban interventions – data capture, data quality, cleansing and curation, data analysis, visualization and modeling, and data governance, privacy, and confidentiality. Throughout, illustrative case studies demonstrate successes realized in such diverse cities as Barcelona, Cologne, Manila, Miami, New York, Nancy, Nice, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, and Zurich. Given the heavy emphasis on global case studies, this work is particularly suitable for any urban manager, policymaker, or practitioner responsible for delivering technological services for the public sector from sectors as diverse as energy, transportation, pollution, and waste management. Explores numerous specific urban interventions drawn from global case studies, helping readers understand real urban challenges and create data-driven solutions Provides a step-by-step and applied holistic guide and methodology for immediate application in the reader’s own business agenda Presents cutting edge technology presentation with coverage of innovations such as the Internet of Things, robotics, 5G, edge/fog computing, blockchain, intelligent transport systems, and connected-automated mobility
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The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications

The Intelligent Cyber Shield for Smart Cities Rocky Termanini ... Cities: Urban. Informatics. Since 2005, more than a dozen new laboratories, departments, and schools have been launched with a common purpose—to pursue deeply ...

Author: Rocky Termanini

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351682886

Category: Computers

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Present anti-virus technologies do not have the symmetrical weaponry to defeat massive DDoS attacks on smart cities. Smart cities require a new set of holistic and AI-centric cognitive technology, such as autonomic components that replicate the human immune system, and a smart grid that connects all IoT devices. The book introduces Digital Immunity and covers the human immune system, massive distributed attacks (DDoS) and the future generations cyber attacks, the anatomy and critical success factors of smart city, Digital Immunity and the role of the Smart Grid, how Digital Immunity defends the smart city and annihilates massive malware, and Digital Immunity to combat global cyber terrorism.
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