Category Archives: Smart Cities

The Laws of the City

TweetA deluge of data makes cities laboratories for those seeking to run them better. Nice summary from Ludwig Siegele in this week’s Economist, online version I think. Merging smart cities and new scaling laws. And reference to the forthcoming meeting … Continue reading

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Extreme MegaCities

TweetJames Canton in a prescient article in Significance argues that cities will diversify as they get larger. Like Dobbs & Remes in their McKinsey report, he argues there is effectively no limit on their growth. At least not in terms … Continue reading

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BitCity

Tweet BitCity tomorrow (3rd November) at Columbia (NYC). Click left for my presentation on Cities as Flow Systems. Talks about CASA’s Oyster Card, Bikes, Networks, and LUTI model projects and how they can be used to look at fractured networks. … Continue reading

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Smarter Cities

Tweet Use the Player Bar above for Audio. A Webinar to the Urban Systems Collaborative organized by the IBM Smart Cities Group in Armonk, NY focusing on CASA’s work on tracking, measuring, modeling and visualizing city systems. For a glance at the … Continue reading

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The Urban Nervous System

Tweet The focus is shifting to real time analysis of city systems with many links between urban mobility, energy and ICT. Trantopoulos, Schlapfer and Helbing suggest that the nervous system of a city be explored using ‘Techno-Social Reality Mining’. References … Continue reading

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