Posts Tagged 'Neighbourhoods'

Inside the lines

The Schilderswijk district in The Hague brings together many people from various backgrounds and ethnicities, with each of them using public space in his or her own way. Unfortunately, these different appropriations remain implicit most of the time. Yet, with

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Inside the lines

The Schilderswijk district in The Hague brings together many people from various backgrounds and ethnicities, with each of them using public space in his or her own way. Unfortunately, these different appropriations remain implicit most of the time. Yet, with

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Through the city on a cloud of data

New article on Big Data, cities and visualisation on Audi Urban Future Initiative »: Whether we are phoning, looking for a partner online, networking via Facebook and Twitter or presenting our customer card when we go shopping – we leave

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Through the city on a cloud of data

New article on Big Data, cities and visualisation on Audi Urban Future Initiative »: Whether we are phoning, looking for a partner online, networking via Facebook and Twitter or presenting our customer card when we go shopping – we leave

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Powerful Data: The city makes its voice heard

A new article on the *UrbanSensing Project was published on the Audi Urban Future Initiative  site. The initiative aims to establish a dialogue about urban mobility and sustainable and enjoyable ways to move from one place to another. It is a multifaceted effort rooted

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Powerful Data: The city makes its voice heard

A new article on the *UrbanSensing Project was published on the Audi Urban Future Initiative  site. The initiative aims to establish a dialogue about urban mobility and sustainable and enjoyable ways to move from one place to another. It is a multifaceted effort rooted

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The Uncertainty of Identity: Linking Spatiotemporal Information between Virtual and Real Worlds

The University College London (Geography), Birmingham University (Computer Science), and City University London (Engineering), in partnership with experts in Visual Analytics at Purdue University and Arizona State University in the United States want to link information pertaining to human characteristics in real and virtual worlds in order to better understand

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The Uncertainty of Identity: Linking Spatiotemporal Information between Virtual and Real Worlds

The University College London (Geography), Birmingham University (Computer Science), and City University London (Engineering), in partnership with experts in Visual Analytics at Purdue University and Arizona State University in the United States want to link information pertaining to human characteristics in real and virtual worlds in order to better understand

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When urban planning gets political, or public space vs social media

The outrage of protesters in Istanbul is the latest in the series of “Arab Springs”, a catch-all term for very different types of protest (from change-driven to ultra conservative) against the powers in Arab countries that mostly have been in

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When urban planning gets political, or public space vs social media

The outrage of protesters in Istanbul is the latest in the series of “Arab Springs”, a catch-all term for very different types of protest (from change-driven to ultra conservative) against the powers in Arab countries that mostly have been in

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My Map or Yours

Evgeny Morozov, a writer and researcher who studies political and social implications of technology, published an article that was picked up in many countries about the new personalization of Google Maps and how it could end public space as we know it. Some excerpts:

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My Map or Yours

Evgeny Morozov, a writer and researcher who studies political and social implications of technology, published an article that was picked up in many countries about the new personalization of Google Maps and how it could end public space as we know it. Some excerpts:

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The City as Interface

Martijn de Waal published a new book at Nai/010 Publishers; The City as Interface. Digital and mobile media are changing the way urban life takes shape and how we experience our built environment. This seems a mainly practical matter: thanks to

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The City as Interface

Martijn de Waal published a new book at Nai/010 Publishers; The City as Interface. Digital and mobile media are changing the way urban life takes shape and how we experience our built environment. This seems a mainly practical matter: thanks to

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Real Time Rome

Real Time Rome is the MIT SENSEable City Lab’s contribution to the 2006 Venice Biennale, directed by professor Richard Burdett. The project aggregated data from cell phones (obtained using Telecom Italia’s innovative Lochness platform), buses and taxis in Rome to

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Real Time Rome

Real Time Rome is the MIT SENSEable City Lab’s contribution to the 2006 Venice Biennale, directed by professor Richard Burdett. The project aggregated data from cell phones (obtained using Telecom Italia’s innovative Lochness platform), buses and taxis in Rome to

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The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

According to this article in The Atlantic Cities, there is a link between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration. In the context of the ✳UrbanSensing project it is interesting to see if we can distinguish similar patterns from the

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The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

According to this article in The Atlantic Cities, there is a link between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration. In the context of the ✳UrbanSensing project it is interesting to see if we can distinguish similar patterns from the

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Internet of Things projects overview

Good overview of Internet of Things projects, for instance the Constraint City Project by Gordan Savicic. Constraint City took part in the exhibition “Sensing Place. Mediatizing the Urban Landscape” which compiled the Crème de la Crème of artworks/designs dealing with the

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Internet of Things projects overview

Good overview of Internet of Things projects, for instance the Constraint City Project by Gordan Savicic. Constraint City took part in the exhibition “Sensing Place. Mediatizing the Urban Landscape” which compiled the Crème de la Crème of artworks/designs dealing with the

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