Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

Anthony M. Townsend 

Obter versão impressa

Compartilhe

Compartilhe no Facebook
Compartilhe no Twitter

Assine nossa newsletter para receber promoções e ofertas em livros!

Descrição

An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. 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.
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • Editora: W. W. Norton & Company (05/10/2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0393349780
  • ISBN-13: 9780393349788
  • Capa comum: 388 páginas

Talvez você se interesse por estes livros...

Disruptive Marketing: What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us about Navigating the New Normal (Book Cover)
Disruptive Marketing: What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us about Navigating the New Normal
The Way of the Wombat: Quest for Gray Ironbark (Book Cover)
The Way of the Wombat: Quest for Gray Ironbark
Alice K's Guide to Life: One Woman's Quest for Survival, Sanity, and the Perfect New (Book Cover)
Alice K's Guide to Life: One Woman's Quest for Survival, Sanity, and the Perfect New
Japan Reorients: The Quest for Wealth and Security in East Asia (Book Cover)
Japan Reorients: The Quest for Wealth and Security in East Asia
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Book Cover)
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
A Plan, for Abolishing Pluralities, and Non-Residence, in the Church of England: In a Letter (Book Cover)
A Plan, for Abolishing Pluralities, and Non-Residence, in the Church of England: In a Letter
A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen (Book Cover)
A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen
The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment (Book Cover)
The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
New York Abstains "Courteously": Essays on Civil Discourse and Civic Responsibility (Book Cover)
New York Abstains "Courteously": Essays on Civil Discourse and Civic Responsibility
The Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Healing Diet: A Complete Program for Eating Smart, Reversing Symptoms and Feeling Great (Book Cover)
The Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Healing Diet: A Complete Program for Eating Smart, Reversing Symptoms and Feeling Great
Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past (Book Cover)
Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past
The Vital Dimension: A Quest for Mind, Memory and God in the Thickness of Time (Book Cover)
The Vital Dimension: A Quest for Mind, Memory and God in the Thickness of Time
The Lives of Campus Custodians: Insights Into Corporatization and Civic Disengagement in the Academy (Book Cover)
The Lives of Campus Custodians: Insights Into Corporatization and Civic Disengagement in the Academy
Mechanical Engineering for Hackers: A Guide to Designing, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Hardware (Book Cover)
Mechanical Engineering for Hackers: A Guide to Designing, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Hardware
The Smart Stepfamily: New Seven Steps to a Healthy Family (Book Cover)
The Smart Stepfamily: New Seven Steps to a Healthy Family
Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World (Book Cover)
Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World
Description of a New Astronomical Rotula, for Shewing the Rising and Setting of the Sun, Moon, and Stars, with the Place of the Moon's Node, and the M (Book Cover)
Description of a New Astronomical Rotula, for Shewing the Rising and Setting of the Sun, Moon, and Stars, with the Place of the Moon's Node, and the M
The New Utopia, Or, Progress and Prosperity; An Exposure of the Evils Produced by Unwise Legislation, and a Suggestion of the Means Whereby They May Be Remedied (Book Cover)
The New Utopia, Or, Progress and Prosperity; An Exposure of the Evils Produced by Unwise Legislation, and a Suggestion of the Means Whereby They May Be Remedied
Uncensored: Samizdat Novels and the Quest for Autonomy in Soviet Dissidence (Book Cover)
Uncensored: Samizdat Novels and the Quest for Autonomy in Soviet Dissidence
The Incurious Seeker's Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood and Christianity (Book Cover)
The Incurious Seeker's Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood and Christianity