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Title Visualizing the data city : social media as a source of knowledge for urban planning and management / Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2014.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 76 pages) : illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, 2191-530X
SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology, 2191-530X
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 17, 2014).
Subject Data mining.
City planning -- Data processing.
Social media.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Living in informational landscapes -- Technological framework -- Methodological framework -- Working in the field -- Telltale and UrbanSensing -- UrbanSensing -- Telltale.
Summary This book investigates novel methods and technologies for the collection, analysis, and representation of real-time user-generated data at the urban scale in order to explore potential scenarios for more participatory design, planning, and management processes. For this purpose, the authors present a set of experiments conducted in collaboration with urban stakeholders at various levels (including citizens, city administrators, urban planners, local industries, and NGOs) in Milan and New York in 2012. It is examined whether geo-tagged and user-generated content can be of value in the creation of meaningful, real-time indicators of urban quality, as it is perceived and communicated by the citizens. The meanings that people attach to places are also explored to discover what such an urban semantic layer looks like and how it unfolds over time. As a conclusion, recommendations are proposed for the exploitation of user-generated content in order to answer hitherto unsolved urban questions. Readers will find in this book a fascinating exploration of techniques for mining the social web that can be applied to procure user-generated content as a means of investigating urban dynamics.
Other Author Lupi, Giorgia, author.
Simeone, Luca, author.
Other Title 9783319021942