How will it be to live in the SmartCities of the future? How will it feel to live in an environment where technology prevails at its purest? Do you dare to travel to a place governed by the criteria of increased intelligence and efficiency?
Data-Smart City Solutions is working to catalyze local government efforts to more effectively solve local problems through the use of integrated, cross-agency data combined with community data to better discover and preemptively address civic problems.
The MIT based SENSEable City Lab under Carlo Ratti is one of the research centers that deal with the flow of people and goods, but also of refuse that moves around the world. Experience with large-scale infrastructure projects suggest that more complex and above all flexible answers must be sought to questions of transportation or disposal. This edition, edited by Dietmar Offenhuber and Carlo Ratti, shows how Big Data change reality and, hence, the way we deal with the city. It discusses the impact of real-time data on architecture and urban planning, using examples developed in the SENSEable City Lab. They demonstrate how the Lab interprets digital data as material that can be used for the formulation of a different urban future. It also looks at the negative aspects of the city-related data acquisition and control. The authors address issues with which urban planning disciplines will work intensively in the future: questions that not only radically and critically review, but also change fundamentally, the existing tasks and how the professions view their own roles.
Urban Interaction Design: Towards City Making is an exploration of an emerging trend, closely related to the MAB14: the swift technologisation of everyday life in cities around the world. The result of this exploration is a colorful text about a phenomenon with many faces, where mobile and networked technologies blend with traditional urban theories and practices. It was created collaboratively by a …
The MIT Civic Data Design Lab works with data to understand it for public good. We seek to develop alternative practices which can make the work we do with data and images richer, smarter, more relevant, and more responsive to the needs and interests of citizens traditionally on the margins of policy development.
As the name suggests, Big Data is about size. Many proponents of Big Data claim that massive databases can reveal a whole new set of truths because of the unprecedented quantity of information they contain. But the big in Big Data is also used to denote a qualitative difference — that aggregating a certain amount of information makes data pass over into Big Data, a “revolution in knowledge,” to use a phrase thrown around by startups and mass-market social-science books. Operating beyond normal science’s simple accumulation of more information, Big Data is touted as a different sort of knowledge altogether, an Enlightenment for social life reckoned at the scale of masses.
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the...
La fabricación digital, como práctica abierta de producción entre iguales, genera una disrupción en el modelo productivo industrial tradicional al liberar diseños y medios de producción posibilitando a cualquier persona en cualquier parte del mundo formar parte de estos procesos de generación de valor económico.Es la aplicación de los principios de la cultura libre a la peer production lo que activa la destilación de todo su poder transformador y el despliege de su potencia disruptiva en la form