Yesterday, I went to CIAT in London to view applications for membership, in the most part, they were just fine, in fact most were excellent, , but having time on the train I managed to get some reading done, and also follow a lead I have been looking at for a couple of days, on the Science of Cities, all part of my Big City Data follow up thing, and I happened upon this paper by, well a group of writers actually :
M. Batty,a, K. Axhausen, G. Fosca, A. Pozdnoukhov, A. Bazzani, M. Wachowicz, G. Ouzounis, and Y. Portugali
Although I think a man called Michael Batty CASA could well be the lead, called “Smart cities of the future“. Although written in 2011, its still valid and forward looking, given the pace of change and of course, technology in this sector, thats some going, and was the subject reading of almost all my trip to London and back.
You can see the main site at Complexcity.info were Michael Batty CASA, writes extensively on the smart city and were there are plenty of links and papers to follow up on the subject.
Its a pity that he does not delve into the construction and distribution of cables in both new and refurb, and perhaps the biggest area, the way WoB and IoT might well benefit the health and functioning of buildings in a smart city, may be he does, I have yet to cover all the site.
In all, I recommend this paper as a first read, on Big City Data and the Science of cities of the future, and one I shall come back to in future posts.