Data and the City


The Programmable City Project is holding a meeting on Data and the City in Maynooth from August 31- September 1st. You can get Rob Kitchin’s and Mike Batty’s papers from this blog but the programme is diverse and the Project web site contains details of the various contributions. I argue in my paper that we need to redefine big data in terms of the tools we use to interpret it and that size is not the main criterion as quite modest data sets in cities, particularly those dealing with transport and flows, are too large for most of current tools which involve statistical manipulation and visualisation. Here are two of the papers to be presented:

Michael Batty: Data About Cities: Redefining Big, Recasting Small

Rob Kitchin: Data-Driven, Networked Urbanism

The image above was produced by Stephan Hugel and Flora Roumpani from their animation of tweets in London Using City Engine. Click here for the movie.