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.
[ September 19, 2012; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] “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 government data to release to the world. Certainly many advocates of open data are civic activists concerned about government accountability, but most gather data that is publicly available.They tend to focus on things like how much […]
10 urban data visualization projects
I have just published in my blog a compilation of 10 examples of urban data visualizations.
ITO-Road fatalities USA
London Bike Share Map
Examining MetroCard usage
London Hire Bikes animation
Mapping America: Every City, Every Block
Day vs. Night population maps
In the air