Posts Tagged 'Urban Planning'

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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Reversed Street View of the City

How would Milan look like when you add all Street View information to a map? Here are a few tests that give a clue. Currently these are being developed into useful visualizations for *UrbanSensing.      

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Reversed Street View of the City

How would Milan look like when you add all Street View information to a map? Here are a few tests that give a clue. Currently these are being developed into useful visualizations for *UrbanSensing.      

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A Map of the US. made of one-celled organisms could make road network more efficient

Andy Adamatzky and Jeff Jones made this agar-gel map of the U.S., where the “roads” not quite mirror reality, but they could help scientists build more-robust networks in the future. The mold began in New York and grew across the country, seeking out

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A Map of the US. made of one-celled organisms could make road network more efficient

Andy Adamatzky and Jeff Jones made this agar-gel map of the U.S., where the “roads” not quite mirror reality, but they could help scientists build more-robust networks in the future. The mold began in New York and grew across the country, seeking out

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*UrbanSensing on The Atlantic Cities and Tafter Journal

The *UrbanSensing project got featured on The Atlantic Cities and Tafter Journal. A small excerpt from the article in  The Atlantic Cities: Maps don’t typically convey time very well. They’re static snapshots of a moment in history. They tell you what exists, not

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*UrbanSensing on The Atlantic Cities and Tafter Journal

The *UrbanSensing project got featured on The Atlantic Cities and Tafter Journal. A small excerpt from the article in  The Atlantic Cities: Maps don’t typically convey time very well. They’re static snapshots of a moment in history. They tell you what exists, not

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How Social Media Is Fuelling Gang Wars in Chicago

WIRED magazine just published an interesting article on how social media is fuelling gang wars in Chicago. In the context of ✳UrbanSensing, it would be an interesting test case to also map this geographically and discover patterns. Our language analysis tool

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How Social Media Is Fuelling Gang Wars in Chicago

WIRED magazine just published an interesting article on how social media is fuelling gang wars in Chicago. In the context of ✳UrbanSensing, it would be an interesting test case to also map this geographically and discover patterns. Our language analysis tool

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Where do people tweet during the Taksim-square protests in Istanbul?

Small test using 48 hours of geolocated tweets in Istanbul, gathered during the protests at Taksim-square in Istanbul. Although there is a clear density at the square, it is even more obvious that people tweet most from the bars and

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Where do people tweet during the Taksim-square protests in Istanbul?

Small test using 48 hours of geolocated tweets in Istanbul, gathered during the protests at Taksim-square in Istanbul. Although there is a clear density at the square, it is even more obvious that people tweet most from the bars and

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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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Could Twitter help urban planners improve transport networks?

As far as data analysis is concerned, Twitter is primarily used for retrospective tracking of sentiment and other social data, but could geolocated Tweets be used to plan for the future? Data-mapping work by Eric Fischer suggests that it could. If the

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Could Twitter help urban planners improve transport networks?

As far as data analysis is concerned, Twitter is primarily used for retrospective tracking of sentiment and other social data, but could geolocated Tweets be used to plan for the future? Data-mapping work by Eric Fischer suggests that it could. If the

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