This subject introduces students to the systematic analysis of urban data in its institutional context, with a special focus on the smart cities movement. It seeks to provide a foundation in systematic approaches to collecting, analysing, modeling and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data used to inform sound research applicable to urban planning and management and policy making.
In addition to the thematic science of urban data and its analysis, theory and critical analysis of topics such as IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Business Analytics, Social Media Mining and its role in the planning and management of the cities of the future, and the role that technology, data and urban analytics can play in transforming cities, integrating emerging challenges such as data ownership, privacy and ethics.
It also seeks to present and critically analyze the range of existing and necessary indicators for the measurement of sustainability, quality of life and urban intelligence and the presentation of new metrics for the measurement of urban intelligence, for the control of urban systems and for monitoring the urban environment.
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