International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014)
Urb-IoT 2014 seeks multi-disciplinary contributions in the area of
Citizen Awareness and Engagement: Methods and studies for citizen involvement through participatory sensing or crowd-sourcing for urban tasks, as well as behavioural change of the citizen through awareness.
Urban Analytics: Understanding the massive digital traces created by IoT in the urban landscape through big data analytics. IoT Applications and
Services in Urban Context: Urban technologies and applications that challenge the state of the art and benefit citizens, decision and policy makers, and urban planners.
"Marohn, a self-described ‘recovering traffic engineer’ and founder of the nonprofit Strong Towns, observed this thing spreading unchecked through suburban and rural America. It was neither fish nor fowl, neither street nor road. It was a strange mutant creature he decided to call a ‘stroad.’"
Neal Hudson, a residential property analyst at Savills, has produced a fascinating map illustrating the distribution of different housing tenure types in central and inner London. Green means social housing, blue means private rented, orange signifies home owners with mortgages and red shows wholly-owned.
Edible Hackney - “Reconnecting people to a place through local food-growing”
Venue Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, Italy.1
The UrbanIxD project takes the view that cities in the future will contain a complex mesh of interconnected, heterogeneous technological systems. Technology will continue to evolve, and the data-reading and writing capabilites of cities will only increase, but mess and complexity will still be the background context.
The focus of the emergent field of Urban Interaction Design is public space and the relationships between people – with and through technology2. The currency of these interactions is data. Making sense of this data, and making it meaningful, transparent, useful and enjoyable is a challenge for interaction design.
The | City | Data | Future | exhibition speculates about the possible futures that city inhabitants might experience.
On 27 January, the Belarusian essayist, Evgeny Morozov, who is well known for his reflections on the social impact of the new technologies, opened the Open City lecture series at the CCCB with a talk titled “Democracy, Technology and City”.