New Smart Cities Lectures Online


This is more or less a repeat of my course at ASU earlier this year and although I peppered this with a lot more comment and discussion in terms of the actual presentations to graduates at Tel-Aviv University (TAU), most of the lectures are the same. However, the most remarkable thing about my visit to Israel was my exposure to the Waze technology used by seemingly everyone to navigate the country. Waze is online GPS sensing  of where you are with positive feedback to inform you of driving conditions: truly interactive online response to traffic conditions through the automatic and voluntary crowd sourcing of driver information. Watch this space. It will be here (UK) soon, how can it not be.

There are many aspects of smart cities that we did not cover in this course particularly web services, the more arcane and esoteric aspects of social media, and various kinds of apps. In fact, we suggested that alongside these lectures, you should follow the Technicity Coursera `material that we reference here.

About Michael Batty

I chair CASA at UCL which I set up in 1995. I am Bartlett Professor In UCL.
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