Big Data for Urban Sustainability

A Human-Centered Perspective

Authors: Wang, Stephen Jia, Moriarty, Patrick

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  • Demonstrates how big data empowered by cloud computing provides new possibilities for researchers tackling the grand challenges of sustainable urban development and transportation
  • Teaches readers how to launch new big data applications in urban sustainability, using successes in retail, telecoms, and banking to develop template patterns and design approaches
  • Provides the first framework for realizing the opportunities suggested by big data applied to urban sustainability, based on less expensive and heterogeneous infrastructures than those currently available   
  • Transcends the theoretical by including a detailed case study derived from a real-world research project- the ISUNS transportation system in development in China 
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This book presents a practical framework for the application of big data, cloud, and pervasive and complex systems to sustainable solutions for urban environmental challenges.  It covers the technologies, potential, and possible and impact of big data on energy efficiency and the urban environment.

The book first introduces key aspects of big data, cloud services, pervasive computing, and mobile technologies from a pragmatic design perspective, including sample open source firmware. Cloud services, mobile and embedded platforms, interfaces, operating system design methods, networking, and middleware are all considered. The authors then explore in detail the framework, design principles, architecture and key components of developing energy systems to support sustainable urban environments. The included case study provides a pathway to improve the eco-efficiency of urban transport, demonstrating how to design an energy efficient next generation urban navigation system by leveraging vast cloud data sets on user-behavior. Ultimately, this resource maps big data’s pivotal intersection with rapid global urbanization along the path to a sustainable future.

About the authors

Dr. Stephen Jia Wang (DocFA M.Eng MA BA) works in the Department of Design at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer, Director of International Tangible Interaction Design Lab (ITIDLab), and Program Director of Interaction Design. He has an integrated background across the fields of industrial design, interaction design, computer engineering and architectural design. He earned his BA in Industrial Design from Tsinghua University in Beijing, his MA in Interaction Design from Tama Art University in Tokyo, his MA in Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and his PhD in Architectural Design from Tokyo University of the Arts. At Monash, he has created a Master's course in Interaction Design, in addition to lecturing and conducting ongoing research. He has also worked in industry as an Interactive Media Director and an Environmental Interaction Designer. He has been awarded grants from corporates and the government sector alike, from sources such as Microsoft Research Asia, and the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Dr. Wang is a full member of the Japanese Society for the Science of Design, and the Japanese Design Research Association, as well as a member of the Interaction Design Association. He sits on the scientific advisory board of the International Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, and is a member of the Organizing Committee of the China International Tangible Interaction Design & Innovation Exhibition.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Big Data for Urban Sustainability
Book Subtitle
A Human-Centered Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73610-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73610-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73608-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08819-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 160
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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