Links da Semana

Links da Semana #30

A Manifesto For The Future City

“With urban landscapes on the brink of radical transformation, it has never been more important for urban planners, architects and city leaders to think about new ways to plan for the future. Our cities are laboratories for urban experiments, offering a platform to inspire new and innovative ways of thinking about urban life. The success and resilience of our urban environments lies in our ability to think across a wide range of scales – listening to citizens, examining socio-spatial and economic environments together.”

Getting citizens involved: how cities can use smart technology and social media for improvement

“Cities are playing with the idea of involving their citizens in the building and planning process, using sensors that expose and manage data to help improve services and save money. The culture of being always-on, carrying a smartphone wherever we go, makes real-time reporting and telling stories about a city so much easier, allowing the dream of citizen generated content to become a reality.”

City of Big Data Makes the Invisible, Visible

“For the exhibition Chicago: City of Big Data, CAF turned its centerpiece Chicago Model—a 320-square-foot resin replica of the city’s downtown, updated annually to reflect additions and subtractions—into an interpretive piece through which to “view” the city’s data.”

Big Data A to Z: A glossary of Big Data terminology

“This is almost a complete glossary of Big Data terminology widely used today. Let us know if you would like to any big data terminology missing in this list.”

Welcome to the era of big, bad open information. Context needed

“Connected devices can generate gobs of data, but if we’re going to open it up we’re also going to the need the context that will make it meaningful.”

Smart cities: Putting big data to work for ordinary citizens

“Big data has been going on in industry for more than a decade and we’ve been volunteering this information as social media users. But if we are in the age of data we need to work harder to make it available and valuable to ordinary people.”