Cape Town has 657 unique minibus taxi routes covering 8,870 kms. The team at WhereIsMyTransport visited every taxi rank, riding over 13,000kms and have captured the entire network in one map.
As infrastructure and citizens become more technologically-enabled than ever before, this concept of urban flow becomes easier to measure. The immense amount of data generated in cities can offer us an improved understanding of how everything from water to waste to people to cargo moves around. All these collective actions of the city form part of the urban metabolism.
4 visualisations of how our cities move and how the networks and infrastructure can shed light on the current and future development of a city.
These are the articles, headlines, and ideas which grabbed our attention this week.
“Over the next decade, cities will continue to grow larger at a rapid pace. At the same time, new technologies will unlock massive streams of data about cities and their residents. As these forces collide, they will turn every city into a unique civic laboratory—a place where technology is adapted in novel ways to meet local needs.” Anthony Townsend
by Rory Williams When you think of Open Data, you might imagine hackers secretly scratching around on computer systems, finding
humanscalecities: 10 urban data visualization projects I have just published in my blog a compilation of 10 examples of urban