Open Cities | Open Data

Collaborative Cities in the Information Era

Editors: Hawken, Scott, Han, Hoon, Pettit, Chris (Eds.)

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  • ​Synthesises two emerging topics: smart cities and open data
  • Presents an unconventional and innovative perspective on collaborative urban economies
  • Links open data with social aspirations such as urban inclusion and participation
  • Addresses three types of data: crowd sourced data, data compiled by businesses into online databases, and data released in an open format by government agencies
  • Identifies the challenges of applying open data in an urban context. Provides tools, clear examples and case studies for others to follow, envisaging solutions for the use of complex, large data sets
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Today the world’s largest economies and corporations trade in data and its products to generate value in new disruptive markets. Within these markets vast streams of data are often inaccessible or untapped and controlled by powerful monopolies. Counter to this exclusive use of data is a promising world-wide “open-data” movement, promoting freely accessible information to share, reuse and redistribute. The provision and application of open data has enormous potential to transform exclusive, technocratic “smart cities” into inclusive and responsive “open-cities”.
This book argues that those who contribute urban data should benefit from its production. Like the city itself, the information landscape is a public asset produced through collective effort, attention, and resources. People produce data through their engagement with the city, creating digital footprints through social medial, mobility applications, and city sensors. By opening up data there is potential to generate greater value by supporting unforeseen collaborations, spontaneous urban innovations and solutions, and improved decision-making insights. Yet achieving more open cities is made challenging by conflicting desires for urban anonymity, sociability, privacy and transparency. This book engages with these issues through a variety of critical perspectives, and presents strategies, tools and case studies that enable this transformation.

About the authors

Dr Scott Hawken is an Urban Designer with a passion for new technologies and their potential to improve cities. His work combines advanced geospatial methods and new large scale geospatial datasets to investigate ecosystem services, knowledge economies and other more experiential aspects of cities. He co-convenes the UNSW Smart Cities Research Cluster (SCRC) which seeks to promote and advance the efficient design, planning and delivery of urban environments and services through the use of spatially integrated information and communication technology.
Dr Hoon Han is an Associate Professor and Co-convenor of Smart Cities Research Cluster in the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. His research interests are on geographic and temporal changes in urban form as well as urban technologies, in particular the dynamic changes occurring in response to technology implementation and adaptation in smart cities. This research involves the impact of new digital technologies (e.g., the Internet of Things (IoTs) and Big Data) on human well-being, perceptions and adaptive behaviours.
Professor Chris Pettit is closely involved with a number of professional organisations and international initiatives. He is a past Director and Chair of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and is a member the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). He is a board member of the International advisory board for the “Geo for All” initiative. He is Chair of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission II Working Group on Geographical Visualization and Virtual Reality and Co-Chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) International Interest Group on Urban Quality of Life Indicators. More recently, working with NASA he has established the OSGeo OpenCitySmart initiative which is looking at fostering an international community in the development of CitySmart applications. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Open Data and the Generation of Urban Value

    Pages 1-25

    Hawken, Scott (et al.)

  • Homelessness and Open City Data: Addressing a Global Challenge

    Pages 29-55

    Hugh, Sonia (et al.)

  • Open Data and Racial Segregation: Mapping the Historic Imprint of Racial Covenants and Redlining on American Cities

    Pages 57-83

    Bakelmun, Ashley (et al.)

  • Safer Cities for Women: Global and Local Innovations with Open Data and Civic Technology

    Pages 85-105

    Hawken, Scott (et al.)

  • Open Online Platforms and the Collaborative Production of Micro Urban Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Civic Engagement

    Pages 107-128

    Rahmat, Homa

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6605-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6604-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Cities | Open Data
Book Subtitle
Collaborative Cities in the Information Era
Editors
  • Scott Hawken
  • Hoon Han
  • Chris Pettit
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6605-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6605-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6604-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 418
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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