Big Data and the City: special issue of Built Environment

Special Issue of Built Environment on ‘Big Data and the City’; Volume 42, Number 3, Autumn 2016

  • Editorial: Big Data, Cities and Herodotus – Batty, Michael
  • Big Data and the City – Batty, Michael
  • From Origins to Destinations: The Past, Present and Future of Visualizing Flow Maps – Claudel, Matthew; Nagel, Till; Ratti, Carlo
  • Towards a Better Understanding of Cities Using Mobility Data – Lenormand, Maxime; Ramasco, José J.
  • Finding Pearls in London’s Oysters – Reades, Jonathan; Zhong, Chen; Manley, ED; Milton, Richard; Batty, Michael
  • A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology – Alexiou, Alexandros; Singleton, Alex; Longley, Paul A.
  • User-Generated Big Data and Urban Morphology – Crooks, A.T.; Croitoru, A.; Jenkins, A.; Mahabir, R.; Agouris, P.; Stefanidis, A.
  • Sensing Spatiotemporal Patterns in Urban Areas: Analytics and Visualizations Using the Integrated Multimedia City Data Platform – Thakuriah, Piyushimita; Sila-Nowicka, Katarzyna; Paule, Jorge Gonzalez
  • Playful Cities: Crowdsourcing Urban Happiness with Web Games – Quercia, Daniele
  • Big Data for Healthy Cities: Using Location-Aware Technologies, Open Data and 3D Urban Models to Design Healthier Built Environments – Miller, Harvey J.; Tolle, Kristin
  • Improving the Veracity of Open and Real-Time Urban Data – Mcardle, Gavin; Kitchin, Rob
  • Wise Cities: ‘Old’ Big Data and ‘Slow’ Real Time – Carrera, Fabio
  • Collecting and Visualizing Real-Time Urban Data through City Dashboards –Gray, Steven; O’Brien, Oliver; Hügel, Stephan

Space-time prisms, I wish I knew how to quit you

On May 29th, I was honored to receive the 2015 Research Award from the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

Below is a link to the PDF of the slides for my presentation upon receiving the award at the UCGIS annual symposium in Alexandria, VA.  I review 25 years of scholarship on space-time prisms by myself and others, and try to explain why I find those things so fascinating.  It also contains references to key papers in the literature:

Space time prisms, I wish I knew how to quit you.

Again, I am honored to receive this award, and happy to be part of the UCGIS community!

Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation – The Atlantic Cities.  In to the city in the morning and out to the suburbs in the afternoon is so 20th century – urban mobility patterns are becoming more complex with changes in the economy, lifestyle, and demographics.