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Watch As The World's Biggest Cities Explode In Size Over The Last 200 Years | #urbanism #opendata

Watch As The World's Biggest Cities Explode In Size Over The Last 200 Years | #urbanism #opendata | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for the future.
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By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities. That means already overcrowded cities will have to squeeze in an extra 2.7 billion people. For many cities in the developing world, that will mean sprawling to three times their current size.

 

To help cities better plan for the future, researchers at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policyand the NYU Stern Urbanization Project took a look at exactly how much cities have sprawled so far. Their Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the recent growth of 120 cities. In a series of mesmerizing videos, the team mapped the growth of 30 of those cities in detail.

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Watch_Dogs WeAreData | #smartcities #opendata

Watch_Dogs WeAreData | #smartcities #opendata | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
Discover how data controls the cities of Paris, London and Berlin in these hyperconnected times.
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Watch_Dogs WeareData gathers available geolocated datain a non-exhaustive way: we only display the information for which we have been given the authorization by the sources. Yet, it is already a huge amount of data. You may even watch what other users are looking at on the website through Facebook connect.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, June 3, 2014 2:50 PM

Good visualization of streaming data geo-located. 

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Le Mythe de la Cité Intelligente. Derrière la technologie, l'illusion | #smartcities

Le Mythe de la Cité Intelligente. Derrière la technologie, l'illusion | #smartcities | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
La perspective a, par les temps qui courent, tout pour séduire. Imaginez : une ville dans...
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Marketing politique

« L’idée de ville intelligente, c’est du marketing politique, lance à l’autre bout du fil Éric George, le directeur du Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la communication, l’information et la société (GRICIS) de l’UQAM. Dans des environnements où les inégalités augmentent, où le vieillissement de la population amène des enjeux de gestion délicats, où les questions écologiques émergent, où de nouveaux territoires entrent dans la compétition des villes, où les influences se déplacent, c’est un vocable qui exprime un remède, qui invite à l’optimisme alors que l’on ne sait pas où l’on s’en va. C’est là pour faire rêver, pour nourrir l’imaginaire », comme le faisaient les images des voitures volantes et les récits de téléportation, de trottoirs roulants dans les journaux du début du siècle dernier, lorsqu’ils se mettaient à imaginer les années 2000.

Solution actuelle à des problèmes qui le sont tout autant, la « ville intelligente » semble, à écouter les élus, à nos portes, même si dans les faits, cette idée d’un environnement numériquement plus efficace est finalement à des années-lumière du présent immédiat. « On est encore loin de la ville intelligente, lance Marie-Andrée Doran, la directrice de l’Institut technologies de l’information et sociétés (ITIS) de l’Université Laval, qui, depuis 2009, se questionne sur ce concept de ville connectée.Nous sommes à l’étape de définir ce que cela est vraiment. »

« On en parle beaucoup, c’est vrai, ajoute Stéphane Roche, professeur en sciences géomatiques dans le même établissement universitaire, mais dans les tissus urbains existants, les développements concrets sont rares », et le minimum requis pour commencer à rêver de système de guidage automatique des transports, de gestion numérique des mouvements d’argent public, d’électrification intelligente du tissu urbain y est également, dans la plupart des villes du monde, inexistant.

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, February 22, 2014 11:53 PM

"Imaginez : une ville dans laquelle les embouteillages n’existeraient plus, où bus et métro ne seraient plus jamais en retard, adaptant même leur passage, grâce à la technologie dite prédictive, en fonction des masses d’humains à l’approche des arrêts et des stations.

Dans cet environnement urbain, la corruption ne serait qu’un lointain souvenir, en raison de systèmes de gestion capables de suivre l’argent du contribuable à la trace, au cent près, dans les méandres de l’administration publique, de l’appel d’offres à la signature d’un chèque. Mieux, un nid-de-poule pourrait être comblé dans l’heure suivant son apparition, l’éclairage urbain modulerait son intensité en fonction de la luminosité naturelle, par souci d’économie d’énergie, et les résidants vivraient heureux dans des maisons capables de produire leur propre énergie, seraient avertis par texto 30 minutes avant le passage des chasse-neige dans leur rue, histoire de réduire au minimum les contrariétés liées au déplacement et au stationnement des voitures dans d’autres rues en pareille circonstance.

Ville de rêve ? « Ville intelligente » plutôt, comme le veut la formule consacrée qui se répand depuis quelques mois dans la sphère publique, dans le discours des politiciens, dans les assemblées d’actionnaires des géants de l’informatique qui, en choeur, brandissent désormais cette idée d’un environnement urbain technologiquement plus efficace comme argument de vente d’un avenir meilleur. « Montréal intelligente, c’est l’antidote à la morosité et au cynisme ambiant », résumait Denis Coderre, le maire de Montréal, lors de la dernière campagne électorale, en y ajoutant les mots « transparence », « développement », « solution »…"

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Urban #Observatory Compare Cities | #smartcities #opendata

Urban #Observatory Compare Cities | #smartcities #opendata | The urban.NET | Scoop.it

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bart rosseau's curator insight, July 15, 2013 4:14 AM

great concept, great layout and design. Curious to see if this will last!

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I can see the interesting application in the are of #eDemocracy
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The #Algorithmic City | #smartcities #opendata

The #Algorithmic City | #smartcities #opendata | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
:snips - We Scale Cities
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What else can we predict? In theory, any event that is not random, provided we have enough data to model the context. Examples include passenger load in public transports, availability of parking spots, traffic jams, waste production, energy consumption and revenues of a shop in a specific street. These all share a common underlying principle: use context rather than history to predict behavior.

 

In themselves, each of these predictions could lead to amazing new products and services. The real power though comes from integrating everything together and modeling an entire city and its interactions with people. For instance, if you can predict where people will need to go tomorrow, then you can create optimal bus routes, minimizing time to destination and walking distance, taking into account predicted traffic, weather and garbage collection schedules. In this ideal system, all services would be optimal and available to citizens at anytime. We call this new way of designing cities "Algorithmic Urbanism".

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City #Dashboard Amsterdam (beta) | #smartcities #dataviz

City #Dashboard Amsterdam (beta) | #smartcities #dataviz | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
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The city in graphics

 

What is the average speed of traffic in the city? How many cultural events are going on? What are the levels of noise and what are people tweeting about? Answers to these and many other questions are featured and visualized in this dashboard of Amsterdam. Play and experiment with it, make different combinations and get to know the city real-time! 

 

 

 

How to use the City Dashboard

 

A city consists of many elements, shown on this dashboard as the following domains: transport, environment, statistics, economy, social, cultural & security. For each domain, the actual status is shown, based on blocks of 24 hours. The data is refreshed every 10 seconds. The information is captured in charts, graphs and on a map of the city. Larger dots and darker colors symbolize higher values and vice versa. On the map, you can choose which layers you want to see: from only one domain to interesting combinations and all of them together. Personalize what you are seeing and try to discover the city of Amsterdam on a whole new level! 

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luiy's curator insight, June 11, 2014 6:20 AM

Translating data into accessible information

 

Citizens and (government) agencies create and collect a lot of data, which they are now opening up for reuse more and more. This dashboard makes use of the latest open data from a wide range of municipal services. By using the Linked Data API from the CitySDK project , this City Dashboard becomes easily transferable to other cities using the same interface. The CitySDK Linked Data API also makes information searchable and available on demand, enabling developers to create applications such as this dashboard. 

Mlik Sahib's curator insight, June 12, 2014 12:53 AM
"General Information

 

Welcome to the City Dashboard! This platform shows you what is going on in Amsterdam at this moment.

The city in graphics

What is the average speed of traffic in the city? How many cultural events are going on? What are the levels of noise and what are people tweeting about? Answers to these and many other questions are featured and visualized in this dashboard of Amsterdam. Play and experiment with it, make different combinations and get to know the city real-time!

Translating data into accessible information

Citizens and (government) agencies create and collect a lot of data, which they are now opening up for reuse more and more. This dashboard makes use of the latest open data from a wide range of municipal services. By using the Linked Data API from the CitySDK project , this City Dashboard becomes easily transferable to other cities using the same interface. The CitySDK Linked Data API also makes information searchable and available on demand, enabling developers to create applications such as this dashboard.

How to use the City Dashboard

A city consists of many elements, shown on this dashboard as the following domains: transport, environment, statistics, economy, social, cultural & security. For each domain, the actual status is shown, based on blocks of 24 hours. The data is refreshed every 10 seconds. The information is captured in charts, graphs and on a map of the city. Larger dots and darker colors symbolize higher values and vice versa. On the map, you can choose which layers you want to see: from only one domain to interesting combinations and all of them together. Personalize what you are seeing and try to discover the city of Amsterdam on a whole new level!

No data available?

We aim to display all the numbers, graphics and other results in this City Dashboard as readable as possible. Since this platform collects data from different kind of sources that otherwise are stored in multiple databases, it may happen that particular data isn't available for a moment. In that case the data source is interrupted."

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The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power #SmartCities | #opendata #platforms

The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power #SmartCities | #opendata #platforms | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
ProgrammableWeb.com keeps you up to date with web mashups and APIs: what's new, interesting, useful and important. Hundreds of mashups and APIs. Contribute, search, view, and chart them.

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A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda.

 

2014 may well be the year that the idea of ’smart cities’ reaches maturity and moves beyond one-off, showcase projects and – with the help of APIs – becomes the way city authorities and local governments manage their operations. Smart cities is often the term used to refer to the twin policy goals of using sensor technologies and open data strategies to better coordinate a city’s urban form, foster civic participation, manage resources and heighten metropolitan livability.



Read more: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2014/01/08/the-datatank-offers-api-tool-to-help-power-smart-cities/#ixzz2sSuEZnRs ;

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