Smart cities : big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia / Anthony M. Townsend.

We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new "Internet of things," and more people live in cities than in the countryside. In Smart Cities, urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend t...

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Main Author: Townsend, Anthony M., 1973-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2013]
Edition:First edition.
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520 |a We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new "Internet of things," and more people live in cities than in the countryside. In Smart Cities, urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend takes a broad historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and design of cities and information technologies from the rise of the great industrial cities of the nineteenth century to the present. A century ago, the telegraph and the mechanical tabulator were used to tame cities of millions. Today, cellular networks and cloud computing tie together the complex choreography of mega-regions of tens of millions of people. 
520 8 |a In response, cities worldwide are deploying technology to address both the timeless challenges of government and the mounting problems posed by human settlements of previously unimaginable size and complexity. In Chicago, GPS sensors on snow plows feed a real-time "plow tracker" map that everyone can access. In Zaragoza, Spain, a "citizen card" can get you on the free city-wide Wi-Fi network, unlock a bike share, check a book out of the library, and pay for your bus ride home. In New York, a guerrilla group of citizen-scientists installed sensors in local sewers to alert you when stormwater runoff overwhelms the system, dumping waste into local waterways. 
520 8 |a As technology barons, entrepreneurs, mayors, and an emerging vanguard of civic hackers are trying to shape this new frontier, Smart Cities considers the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of them all while offering a new civics to guide our efforts as we build the future together, one click at a time. -- Provided by publisher. 
505 0 |a Urbanization and ubiquity -- The $100 billion jackpot -- Cybernetics redux -- Cities of tomorrow -- The open-source metropolis -- Tinkering toward utopia -- Have nots -- Reinventing city hall -- A planet of civic laboratories -- Buggy, brittle, and bugged -- A new civics for a smart century. 
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650 0 |a Regional planning  |x Technological innovations. 
650 0 |a Technological innovations  |x Economic aspects. 
650 0 |a Information technology  |x Economic aspects. 
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