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

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

Label
Smart cities : big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia
Title
Smart cities
Title remainder
big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia
Statement of responsibility
Anthony M. Townsend
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Anthony M.
Dewey number
307.76
Index
index present
LC call number
HT119
LC item number
.T65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Regional planning
  • Technological innovations
  • Information technology
Label
Smart cities : big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia, Anthony M. Townsend
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn829738470
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780393082876
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2013012755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)829738470
Label
Smart cities : big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia, Anthony M. Townsend
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn829738470
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780393082876
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2013012755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)829738470

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