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IM Systems Big Data #Geospatial Analysis | #bigdata #datascience

A demonstration of infrastructure network faults from numerous sources using big data technology with Geospatial Analysis. 


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coUrbanize: Build better real estate & development projects | #urbanism #collective #civictech

coUrbanize: Build better real estate & development projects | #urbanism #collective #civictech | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
coUrbanize provides civic engagement tools that allow communities to have more productive, collaborative discussions about local real estate development and planning projects.

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coUrbanize aims to help communities and developers build better cities, together. With our unique interactive platform, coUrbanize helps developers to distribute project information and gather online feedback so everybody has the facts and can easily participate. This minimizes misunderstandings that can cause confusion, objections, or unnecessary delays. Development affects many people and coUrbanize helps everyone’s voice be heard.

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bart rosseau's curator insight, June 30, 2014 8:26 AM

Great UI, great content. Nice example of how it all ties together.

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My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy

My City – Crowdsourced #urban planning platform | #Participatory #democracy | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
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Collect ideas on improving your city

 

My City is a platform for sharing and discussing ideas on what can be improved in the city and how to make it happen.

 

 

Inspire people to take action

 

The platform lets users update the status of proposals, helping them feel engaged in the whole process of implementation.

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bart rosseau's curator insight, June 5, 2014 3:19 AM

a fine example of crowdsource platforms...

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Return to civilization | #socialchange #urbanism

most people disagree with me about change in urban design — so don't be surprised if you also think i'm an idiot.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:47 AM

Very interesting.

 

I don't get for what reason this is so controversial or political.  There are technical merits to it, there are drawbacks to it.  Ultimately we have to adapt to the environment in which we are, actually, living and produce a world in which we're able to survive and be well, not just one in which a few people can be so rich that they can't spend the amount of money that they have in a lifetime.

 

This has a lot of cool stuff in it, and I suggest checking it out.  The cities on the coasts are likely to be swamped in the course of natural disasters, and the population of Earth is rapidly urbanizing as is, without much planning or provision of resources, in spite of abundance in our global human society.

 

Again, I can see how these things become political and controversial.  I just don't get for what purpose or reason.

 

Think about it.

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The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows

The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
Traditionally, cities have been viewed as the sum of their locations – the buildings, monuments, squares and parks that spring to mind when we think of ‘New York’, ‘London’ or ‘Paris’. In The new science of cities (Amazon US| Amazon UK), Michael Batty argues that a more productive approach is to think of cities in terms of …
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Cities and network analysis.

 

Viewing cities as networks allows us to use the toolbox of network analysis on them, employing concepts such as ‘cores’ and ‘peripheries’, ‘centrality’, and ‘modules’. Batty says that an understanding of how different types of network intersect will be the key that really unlocks our understanding of cities.

 

Cities, like many other types of network, also seem to be modular, hierarchical, and scale-free – in other words, they show similar patterns at different scales. It’s often said that London is a series of villages, with their own centres and peripheries. but the pattern also repeats when you zoom out and look at the relationships between cities. One can see this in the way that London’s influence really extends across Europe, and in the way that linked series of cities, or ‘megalopolises‘, are growing in places such as the eastern seaboard of the US, Japan’s ‘Taiheiyō Belt‘, or the Pearl River Delta in China.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:55 PM

And there you have it.

 

The blue prints for understanding empirically a city, a society, a nation.

Think about it.

sandra alvaro's curator insight, March 24, 2014 8:48 AM

Flows are not just the connectors between these important locations. Rather, the locations become important because – at least in part – they’re at the intersections.

Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:24 AM

By the way, geographs knew this a long time ago.

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#Documentaire: la ville du futur ? | #urbanism

#Documentaire: la ville du futur ? | #urbanism | The urban.NET | Scoop.it

Comment vivre dans nos villes sur un espace de plus en plus réduit ? Comment les mégacités vont-elles héberger leurs habitants au regard du prix exponentiel des loyers ? De quelle manière redonner des couleurs et du naturel à notre environnement urbain ?

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La ville en tant qu’entreprise, un endroit d’épanouissement de soi, de luttes sociales ou bien un endroit de grands projets rêvés. Le documentaire "La ville du futur – Le futur de la ville" montre les métropoles européennes de Madrid, Londres et Hambourg dans des situations différents et leurs habitants, à la fois comme créateurs et victimes.

 

Documentaire d'Irja Martens (Allemagne, 2011, 45 min)

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The Vertical Farm: A Keystone Concept for the the Ecocity

Dr. Dickson Despommier was born in New Orleans in 1940, and grew up in California before moving to the New York area, where he now lives and works. He has a PhD in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame. For 27 years, he has conducted laboratory-based biomedical research at Columbia University with NIH-sponsored support. He is now an emeritus professor at Columbia University and adjunct professor at Fordham University.
At present, Dr. Despommier is engaged in a project with the mission to produce significant amounts of food crops in tall buildings situated in densely populated urban centers. This initiative has grown in acceptance over the last few years to the point of stimulating planners and developers around the world to incorporate them into their vision for the future city. To date, there are vertical farms up and running in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Seattle, and Chicago, with many more in the planning stage. It is his hope that vertical farming will become commonplace throughout the built environment on a global scale.


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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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Japan #SmartCity Portal - Latest information on Smart City verification experiments in four regions | #urbanism

Japan #SmartCity Portal - Latest information on Smart City verification experiments in four regions | #urbanism | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
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The Japan Smart City Portal provides up-to-date information on the four regions of Japan (City of Yokohama, Toyota City, Keihanna Science City, City of Kitakyushu) that are forging ahead with a variety of verification experiments in order to create smart cities. Various projects involving verification experiments will be implemented in these four regions in order to encourage healthy economic activities that reduce the burden on the environment while improving QoL (Quality of Life.)

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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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VersuS: the real-time lives of cites | human-centered #SmartCities | #urbanism

VersuS: the real-time lives of cites | human-centered #SmartCities | #urbanism | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
VersuS explores the real-time lives of cities using data captured from major social networks and analyzing it through natural language analysis and artificial intelligence
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Cities have become ubiquitous publishing spaces in which people constantly use nomadic technological tools (such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and network-connected devices and services) to communicate, learn, understand their environment, express emotions, collaborate, organize themselves, work, express opinions.

 

In VersuS we focus on the concept of the concept of human-centered smart cities.

 

The VersuS project:

 

- all the real-time public information which is generated in cities on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Foursquare and Flickr is captured 

 

- Natural Language Analysis and Artificial intelligence are used to understand the topics people are discussing, their emotional approach (sentiment analysis and emotional analysis) and, when available, their exact geographic location 

 

- we currently support 29 languages 

 

- network analysis is then performed to understand the human geographies/topograpies of cities: who are the hubs, the influencers, the switches, the major nodes of the human network, and the dynamics according to how information, knowledge, opinions and data spread in the city

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Cartographier les interstices de la ville | #urbanism #artcities

Cartographier les interstices de la ville | #urbanism #artcities | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
Parcourir la ville, la saisir en mouvement, et la restituer ensuite à travers une carte. Telle est la démarche de Mathias Poisson. Diplômé de l’École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (...)
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Ses dessins, que l’on pourrait croire échappés d’une bande dessinée, n’ont rien de banal. Objets insolites, ils renversent l’idée habituelle que l’on se fait d’une carte et éveillent notre curiosité. Pour cet artiste, penser la ville s’articule en deux temps : d’abord, la marche s’offre comme un moyen pour la saisir dans sa complexité et ses aspects changeants. Puis, la carte permet de restituer « l’image de la ville » [1] - pour reprendre les mots de Kevin Lynch - que cette expérience urbaine a engendrée. Les cartes de Mathias Poisson nous donnent un véritable éclairage sur le lieu traversé. L’artiste-promeneur expose une facette du grand kaléidoscope par lequel aménageurs, urbanistes, géographes, architectes, paysagistes, chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales et citoyens pensent la ville.

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Data Visualization Site's Running Route City Maps Look Like Prismacolor ID Sketches | #dataviz #urbanism

Data Visualization Site's Running Route City Maps Look Like Prismacolor ID Sketches | #dataviz #urbanism | The urban.NET | Scoop.it
"It nearly moved me to tears," a Ford executive once said of a Michael Santoro car design. "It's the best set of proportions I've ever seen on a sedan." In the early '90s Santoro was an upstart designer largely responsible for turning Chrysler's fortunes around with his radical cab-forward concepts and dropped-headlight-fender trucks, and me and my ID classmates were lucky enough to visit his Detroit studio. There we saw some of the most mind-blowing ID sketching I've ever

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By using data from fitness & location tracking apps, Yau is able to overlay hundreds of individual joggers' routes, just like Santoro's magic hands wielding a Prismacolor; but rather than newsprint, Yau's canvasses are maps of cities like New York, London, Paris, Chicago and more. In the cities with waterfronts, you can see that people really do like to run alongside water; and the build-up of lines looks like Santoro delineating a fender.

 

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