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Smart Cities Big Data Civic Hackers And The Quest For A New Utopia

Author : Anthony M. Townsend
ISBN : 9780393082876
Genre : Computers
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Traces the root of modern, sprawling megacities to advances in information technologies throughout the twentieth century and discusses how these advances can inform and improve the future of human settlements.

Smart Cities Big Data Civic Hackers And The Quest For A New Utopia

Author : Anthony M. Townsend
ISBN : 9780393241532
Genre : Social Science
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An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new "internet of things," and more people live in cities than in the countryside. In Smart Cities, urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend takes a broad historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and design of cities and information technologies from the rise of the great industrial cities of the nineteenth century to the present. A century ago, the telegraph and the mechanical tabulator were used to tame cities of millions. Today, cellular networks and cloud computing tie together the complex choreography of mega-regions of tens of millions of people. In response, cities worldwide are deploying technology to address both the timeless challenges of government and the mounting problems posed by human settlements of previously unimaginable size and complexity. In Chicago, GPS sensors on snow plows feed a real-time "plow tracker" map that everyone can access. In Zaragoza, Spain, a "citizen card" can get you on the free city-wide Wi-Fi network, unlock a bike share, check a book out of the library, and pay for your bus ride home. In New York, a guerrilla group of citizen-scientists installed sensors in local sewers to alert you when stormwater runoff overwhelms the system, dumping waste into local waterways. As technology barons, entrepreneurs, mayors, and an emerging vanguard of civic hackers are trying to shape this new frontier, Smart Cities considers the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of them all while offering a new civics to guide our efforts as we build the future together, one click at a time.

Smart Cities

Author : Mark Deakin
ISBN : 9781135124144
Genre : Architecture
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Smart city development has emerged a major issue over the past 5 years. Since the launch of IBM’s Smart Planet and CISCO’s Smart Cities and Communities programmes, their potential to deliver on global sustainable development targets have captured the public’s attention. However, despite this growing interest in the development of smart cities, little has as yet been published that either sets out the state-of-the-art, or which offers a less than subjective, arm’s length and dispassionate account of their potential contribution. This book brings together cutting edge research and the findings from technical development projects from leading authorities within the field to capture the transition to smart cities. It explores what is understood about smart cities, playing particular attention on the governance, modelling and analysis of the transition that smart cities seek to represent. In paving the way for such a representation, the book begins to account for the social capital of smart communities and begins the task of modelling their embedded intelligence through an analysis of what the "embedded intelligence of smart cities" contributes to the sustainability of urban development. This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary perspective and shall be of interest to researchers, policy analysts and technical experts involved in and responsible for the planning, development and design of smart cities. It will also be of particular value to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in Geography, Architecture and Planning.

Beyond Smart Cities

Author : Tim Campbell
ISBN : 9781136489563
Genre : Architecture
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The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities – that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation – this book argues that there is a need to understand what is below the surface and to examine the mechanisms which affect the way cities learn and then connect together. This book draws on quantitative and qualitative data with concrete case studies to show how networks already operating in cities are used to foster and strengthen connections in order to achieve breakthroughs in learning and innovation. Going beyond smart cities means understanding how cities construct, convert and manipulate relationships that grow in urban environments. Cities discussed in this book – Amman, Barcelona, Bilbao, Charlotte,Curitiba, Juarez, Portland, Seattle and Turin – illuminate a blind spot in the literature. Each of these cities has achieved important transformations, and learning has played a key role, one that has been largely ignored in academic circles and practice concerning competitiveness and innovation.

Smart Cities

Author : Houbing Song
ISBN : 9781119226390
Genre : Social Science
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Cyber physical systems in smart cities : mastering technological, economic and social challenges / Martina Fromhold-Eisebith -- Big data analytics processes and platforms facilitating smart cities / Pethuru Raj, Sathish A.P Kumar -- Multi-scale computing for a sustainable built environment / Massimiliano Manfren -- Autonomous radios and open spectrum in smart cities / Corey D. Cooke, Adam L. Anderson -- Mobile crowdsensing for smart cities / Chandreyee Chowdhury, Sarbani Roy -- Wide-area monitoring and control of smart energy CPS / Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri -- Smart technologies and vehicle-to-x (V2X) infrastructures for smart mobility cities / Bernard Fong, Lixin Situ, A. C. M. Fong -- Smart ecology of cities : integrating development impacts on ecosystem services / Marc Morrison, Ravi Srinivasan, Cynnamon Dobbs -- Data driven modeling, control and tools for smart cities / Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam -- Bringing named data networks into smart cities / Syed Hassan Ahmed, Safdar Hussain Bouk, Dongkyun Kim, Mahasweta Sarkar -- Human context sensing in smart cities / Juhi Ranjan, Kamin Whitehouse -- Smart cities and the symbiotic relationship between citizen engagement and smart governance / Tori Onker -- Smart economic development / Madhavi Venkatesan -- Managing the cyber security life-cycle of smart cities / Mridul Sankar Barik, Anirban Sengupta, Chandan Mazumdar -- Mobility as a service / Christopher Expósito-Izquierdo, Airam Expósito-Márquez, Julio Brito-Santana -- Clustering and fuzzy reasoning as data mining methods for the development of retrofit strategies for building stocks / Philipp Geyer, Arno Schlüter -- A framework to achieve large scale energy savings for building stocks through targeted occupancy interventions / Aslihan Karatas, Allisandra Stoiko, Carol Menassa -- Smart cities sustainability assessment : balancing social, economic, and environmental performance / Ali Komeily, Ravi Srinivasan -- Resilient electric grid for smart cities / Jiankang Wang -- Smart energy and grid : novel approaches for the efficient generation, storage and usage of energy in the smart home and the smart grid link-up / Julian Prass, Johannes Weber, Sebastian Staub, Johannes Bürner, Ralf Böhm, Thomas Braun, Moritz Hein, Markus Michl, Michael Beck, Jörg Franke -- Building cyber-physical systems : a smart building use case / Jupiter Bakakeu, Franziska Schäfer, Jochen Bauer, Markus Michl, Jörg Franke -- Climate resilience and the design of smart buildings / Saranya Gunasingh, Nora Wang, Doug Alh, Scott Schuetter -- Smart audio sensing based HVAC monitoring / Nirjon Shahriar, Ravi Srinivasan, Tamim Sookoor -- Smart lighting / Jie Lian -- Large-scale air quality monitoring in smart and sustainable cities / Xiaofan Jiang -- The smart city production system / Patrick Hennelly, Roy Meriton, Gary Graham, Jag Srai -- Smart health monitoring using smart systems / Carl Chalmers -- Significance of automated driving in japan / Sadayuki Tsugawa -- Environment-assisted vehicular data in smart city / Wei Chang, Huanyang Zheng, Jie Wu, Chiu C. Tan, and Haibin Ling

The City Of Tomorrow

Author : Carlo Ratti
ISBN : 9780300221138
Genre : Science
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Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear—cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation, we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities.

Smart Urbanism

Author : Simon Marvin
ISBN : 9781317549321
Genre : Social Science
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Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by technology companies, national governments and supranational agencies alike, claim a supremacy of urban digital technologies for managing and controlling infrastructures, achieving greater effectiveness in managing service demand and reducing carbon emissions, developing greater social interaction and community networks, providing new services around health and social care etc. Smart urbanism is being represented as the response to almost every facet of the contemporary urban question. This book explores this common conception of the problematic of smart urbanism and critically address what new capabilities are being created by whom and with what exclusions; how these are being developed - and contested; where is this happening both within and between cities; and, with what sorts of social and material consequences. The aim of the book is to identify and convene a currently fragmented and disconnected group of researchers, commentators, developers and users from both within and outside the mainstream SU discourse, including several of those that adopt a more critical perspective, to assess ‘what’ problems of the city smartness can address The volume provides the first internationally comparative assessment of SU in cities of the global north and south, critically evaluates whether current visions of SU are able to achieve their potential; and then identifies alternative trajectories for SU that hold radical promise for reshaping cities.

The Responsive City

Author : Stephen Goldsmith
ISBN : 9781118910931
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leveraging Big Data and 21st century technology to renew cities and citizenship in America The Responsive City is a guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age that will help leaders link important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive, and economically resilient cities. Featuring vivid case studies highlighting the work of pioneers in New York, Boston, Chicago and more, the book provides a compelling model for the future of governance. The book will help mayors, chief technology officers, city administrators, agency directors, civic groups and nonprofit leaders break out of current paradigms to collectively address civic problems. The Responsive City is the culmination of research originating from the Data-Smart City Solutions initiative, an ongoing project at Harvard Kennedy School working to catalyze adoption of data projects on the city level. The book is co-authored by Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg penned the book’s foreword. Based on the authors’ experiences and extensive research, The Responsive City explores topics including: Building trust in the public sector and fostering a sustained, collective voice among communities; Using data-smart governance to preempt and predict problems while improving quality of life; Creating efficiencies and saving taxpayer money with digital tools; and Spearheading these new approaches to government with innovative leadership.

Smart Cities That Work For Everyone

Author : Tom Vander Ark
ISBN : 9781632330338
Genre : Education
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As the majority of the world’s population becomes urban, cities must become centers of learning for young and old. Every person, organization and region needs to get smart— to skill up, learn more and build new capacities faster and cheaper than ever. In the long run, education is the economic development agenda. Innovative new tools and schools are making it possible for individuals, organizations, and cities to boost learning outcomes. Most learning innovations occur in ecosystems—and these unique environments begin with leadership and an innovation mindset. This combination of persistence, entrepreneurship and a collaborative focus on impact can be taught in every classroom and encouraged in every city.

Smart Cities Smart Mobility

Author : Lukas Neckermann
ISBN : 9781788030540
Genre : Business & Economics
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No discussion on mobility can exclude the broader context – the cities, the countryside, the local and national economic, political and social environments, as well as, of course, the technological progress that is being made in industries that are associated with this revolution.

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