Abstract: Space-adjusting technologies such as transportation and information/communication technologies are accelerating our world in complex ways. A speedy world has benefits but also challenges attempts to make it more sustainable and resilient. Our capabilities for observing human dynamics have improved dramatically, but less well developed are capabilities for extracting relevant space-time knowledge and making decisions while that knowledge is still fresh. This paper reviews the challenges and issues involved in developing space-time data science to deliver actionable knowledge quickly in a speedy world.
Sonja Heikkilä wants to create a sustainable mobility service ecosystem where Helsinki citizens can configure mobility services from a wide range of providers – public, private and shared – via smartphone apps. In the future, users may be able to purchase monthly mobility plans that are tailored to their activity patterns and needs, much like current mobile phone voice + data plans.
Helsinki is demonstrating that you can have access without ownership. The average automobile is stationary and parked for 95% of its existence – a tremendously inefficient use of a valuable mobility resource. Ownership also leads to overuse and binge mobility.