Seeing Cities Through Big Data

Seeing Cities Through Big Data
Author: Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah,Nebiyou Tilahun,Moira Zellner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN: 3319409026
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Cities Through Big Data Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the latest thinking on the use of Big Data in the context of urban systems, including research and insights on human behavior, urban dynamics, resource use, sustainability and spatial disparities, where it promises improved planning, management and governance in the urban sectors (e.g., transportation, energy, smart cities, crime, housing, urban and regional economies, public health, public engagement, urban governance and political systems), as well as Big Data’s utility in decision-making, and development of indicators to monitor economic and social activity, and for urban sustainability, transparency, livability, social inclusion, place-making, accessibility and resilience.

Big Data for Regional Science

Big Data for Regional Science
Author: Laurie A Schintler,Zhenhua Chen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 1351983261
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data for Regional Science Book Excerpt:

Recent technological advancements and other related factors and trends are contributing to the production of an astoundingly large and rapidly accelerating collection of data, or ‘Big Data’. This data now allows us to examine urban and regional phenomena in ways that were previously not possible. Despite the tremendous potential of big data for regional science, its use and application in this context is fraught with issues and challenges. This book brings together leading contributors to present an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting and action-oriented platform for research and practice in the urban and regional community. This book provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge perspective on big data for regional science. Chapters contain a collection of research notes contributed by experts from all over the world with a wide array of disciplinary backgrounds. The content is organized along four themes: sources of big data; integration, processing and management of big data; analytics for big data; and, higher level policy and programmatic considerations. As well as concisely and comprehensively synthesising work done to date, the book also considers future challenges and prospects for the use of big data in regional science. Big Data for Regional Science provides a seminal contribution to the field of regional science and will appeal to a broad audience, including those at all levels of academia, industry, and government.

Seeing Cities Through Big Data

Seeing Cities Through Big Data
Author: Piyushimita Thakuriah,Nebiyou Tilahun,Moira Zellner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN: 9783319409009
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Cities Through Big Data Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the latest thinking on the use of Big Data in the context of urban systems, including research and insights on human behavior, urban dynamics, resource use, sustainability and spatial disparities, where it promises improved planning, management and governance in the urban sectors (e.g., transportation, energy, smart cities, crime, housing, urban and regional economies, public health, public engagement, urban governance and political systems), as well as Big Data’s utility in decision-making, and development of indicators to monitor economic and social activity, and for urban sustainability, transparency, livability, social inclusion, place-making, accessibility and resilience.

Data centric Regenerative Built Environment

Data centric Regenerative Built Environment
Author: Saeed Banihashemi,Sepideh Zarepour Sohi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2022-03-18
ISBN: 1000593193
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data centric Regenerative Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This book examines the use of big data in regenerative urban environment and how data helps in functional planning and design solutions. This book is one of the first endeavors to present the data-driven methods for regenerative built environments and integrate it with the novel design solutions. It looks at four specific areas in which data is used – urban land use, transportation and traffic, environmental concerns and social issues – and draws on the theoretical literature concerning regenerative built environments to explain how the power of big data can achieve the systematic integration of urban design solutions. It then applies an in-depth case study method on Asian metropolises including Beijing and Tehran to bring the developed innovation into a research-led practical context. This book is a useful reference for anyone interested in driving sustainable regeneration of our urban environments through big data-centric design solutions.

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact
Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras,Anna Visvizi,Kwok Tai Chui
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 3039282204
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact Book Excerpt:

A new era of innovation is enabled by the integration of social sciences and information systems research. In this context, the adoption of Big Data and analytics technology brings new insight to the social sciences. It also delivers new, flexible responses to crucial social problems and challenges. We are proud to deliver this edited volume on the social impact of big data research. It is one of the first initiatives worldwide analyzing of the impact of this kind of research on individuals and social issues. The organization of the relevant debate is arranged around three pillars: Section A: Big Data Research for Social Impact: • Big Data and Their Social Impact; • (Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers; • Towards Sustainable Development of Online Communities; • Sentiment from Online Social Networks; • Big Data for Innovation. Section B. Techniques and Methods for Big Data driven research for Social Sciences and Social Impact: • Opinion Mining on Social Media; • Sentiment Analysis of User Preferences; • Sustainable Urban Communities; • Gender Based Check-In Behavior by Using Social Media Big Data; • Web Data-Mining Techniques; • Semantic Network Analysis of Legacy News Media Perception. Section C. Big Data Research Strategies: • Skill Needs for Early Career Researchers—A Text Mining Approach; • Pattern Recognition through Bibliometric Analysis; • Assessing an Organization’s Readiness to Adopt Big Data; • Machine Learning for Predicting Performance; • Analyzing Online Reviews Using Text Mining; • Context–Problem Network and Quantitative Method of Patent Analysis. Complementary social and technological factors including: • Big Social Networks on Sustainable Economic Development; Business Intelligence.

Transportation Analytics in the Era of Big Data

Transportation Analytics in the Era of Big Data
Author: Satish V. Ukkusuri,Chao Yang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-07-28
ISBN: 3319758624
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation Analytics in the Era of Big Data Book Excerpt:

This book presents papers based on the presentations and discussions at the international workshop on Big Data Smart Transportation Analytics held July 16 and 17, 2016 at Tongji University in Shanghai and chaired by Professors Ukkusuri and Yang. The book is intended to explore a multidisciplinary perspective to big data science in urban transportation, motivated by three critical observations: The rapid advances in the observability of assets, platforms for matching supply and demand, thereby allowing sharing networks previously unimaginable. The nearly universal agreement that data from multiple sources, such as cell phones, social media, taxis and transit systems can allow an understanding of infrastructure systems that is critically important to both quality of life and successful economic competition at the global, national, regional, and local levels. There is presently a lack of unifying principles and methodologies that approach big data urban systems. The workshop brought together varied perspectives from engineering, computational scientists, state and central government, social scientists, physicists, and network science experts to develop a unifying set of research challenges and methodologies that are likely to impact infrastructure systems with a particular focus on transportation issues. The book deals with the emerging topic of data science for cities, a central topic in the last five years that is expected to become critical in academia, industry, and the government in the future. There is currently limited literature for researchers to know the opportunities and state of the art in this emerging area, so this book fills a gap by synthesizing the state of the art from various scholars and help identify new research directions for further study.

Big Data Meets Survey Science

Big Data Meets Survey Science
Author: Craig A. Hill,Paul P. Biemer,Trent D. Buskirk,Lilli Japec,Antje Kirchner,Stas Kolenikov,Lars E. Lyberg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1118976320
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Meets Survey Science Book Excerpt:

Offers a clear view of the utility and place for survey data within the broader Big Data ecosystem This book presents a collection of snapshots from two sides of the Big Data perspective. It assembles an array of tangible tools, methods, and approaches that illustrate how Big Data sources and methods are being used in the survey and social sciences to improve official statistics and estimates for human populations. It also provides examples of how survey data are being used to evaluate and improve the quality of insights derived from Big Data. Big Data Meets Survey Science: A Collection of Innovative Methods shows how survey data and Big Data are used together for the benefit of one or more sources of data, with numerous chapters providing consistent illustrations and examples of survey data enriching the evaluation of Big Data sources. Examples of how machine learning, data mining, and other data science techniques are inserted into virtually every stage of the survey lifecycle are presented. Topics covered include: Total Error Frameworks for Found Data; Performance and Sensitivities of Home Detection on Mobile Phone Data; Assessing Community Wellbeing Using Google Street View and Satellite Imagery; Using Surveys to Build and Assess RBS Religious Flag; and more. Presents groundbreaking survey methods being utilized today in the field of Big Data Explores how machine learning methods can be applied to the design, collection, and analysis of social science data Filled with examples and illustrations that show how survey data benefits Big Data evaluation Covers methods and applications used in combining Big Data with survey statistics Examines regulations as well as ethical and privacy issues Big Data Meets Survey Science: A Collection of Innovative Methods is an excellent book for both the survey and social science communities as they learn to capitalize on this new revolution. It will also appeal to the broader data and computer science communities looking for new areas of application for emerging methods and data sources.

Industry 4 0 and Circular Economy

Industry 4 0 and Circular Economy
Author: Antonis Mavropoulos,Anders Waage Nilsen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN: 1119699274
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industry 4 0 and Circular Economy Book Excerpt:

How the marriage of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can radically transform waste management—and our world Do we really have to make a choice between a wasteless and nonproductive world or a wasteful and ultimately self-destructive one? Futurist and world-renowned waste management scientist Antonis Mavropoulos and sustainable business developer and digital strategist Anders Nilsen respond with a ringing and optimistic “No!” They explore the Earth-changing potential of a happy (and wasteless) marriage between Industry 4.0 and a Circular Economy that could—with properly reshaped waste management practices—deliver transformative environmental, health, and societal benefits. This book is about the possibility of a brand-new world and the challenges to achieve it. The fourth industrial revolution has given us innovations including robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, and biotech. By using these technologies to advance the Circular Economy—where industry produces more durable materials and runs on its own byproducts—the waste management industry will become a central element of a more sustainable world and can ensure its own, but well beyond business as usual, future. Mavropoulos and Nilsen look at how this can be achieved—a wasteless world will require more waste management—and examine obstacles and opportunities such as demographics, urbanization, global warming, and the environmental strain caused by the rise of the global middle class. · Explore the new prevention, reduction, and elimination methods transforming waste management · Comprehend and capitalize on the business implications for the sector · Understand the theory via practical examples and case studies · Appreciate the social benefits of the new approach Waste-management has always been vital for the protection of health and the environment. Now it can become a crucial role model in showing how Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can converge to ensure flourishing, sustainable—and much brighter—future.

The Data Shake

The Data Shake
Author: Grazia Concilio,Paola Pucci,Lieven Raes,Geert Mareels
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2021-03-05
ISBN: 3030636933
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Data Shake Book Excerpt:

This open access book represents one of the key milestones of PoliVisu, an H2020 research and innovation project funded by the European Commission under the call “Policy-development in the age of big data: data-driven policy-making, policy-modelling and policy-implementation”. It investigates the operative and organizational implications related to the use of the growing amount of available data on policy making processes, highlighting the experimental dimension of policy making that, thanks to data, proves to be more and more exploitable towards more effective and sustainable decisions. The first section of the book introduces the key questions highlighted by the PoliVisu project, which still represent operational and strategic challenges in the exploitation of data potentials in urban policy making. The second section explores how data and data visualisations can assume different roles in the different stages of a policy cycle and profoundly transform policy making.

Tall Buildings and the City

Tall Buildings and the City
Author: Kheir Al-Kodmany
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 9811560293
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tall Buildings and the City Book Excerpt:

The chaotic proliferation of skyscrapers in many cities around the world is contributing to a decline in placemaking. This book examines the role of skyscrapers and open spaces in promoting placemaking in the city of Chicago. Chicago’s skyscrapers tell an epic story of transformative architectural design, innovative engineering solutions, and bold entrepreneurial spirit. The city’s public plazas and open spaces attract visitors, breathe life, and bring balance into the cityscape. Using locational data from social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, along with imagery from Google Earth, fieldwork, direct observations, in-depth surveys, and the combined insights from architectural and urban design literature, this study reveals the roles that socio-spatial clusters of skyscrapers, public spaces, architecture, and artwork play to enhance placemaking in Chicago. The study illustrates how Chicago, as the birthplace of skyscrapers, remains a leading city in tall building integration and innovation. Focusing on some of the finest urban places in America, including the Chicago River, the Magnificent Mile, and the Chicago Loop, the book offers meaningful architectural and urban design lessons that are transferable to emerging skyscraper cities around the globe.

Distributed Ambient and Pervasive Interactions Smart Environments Ecosystems and Cities

Distributed  Ambient and Pervasive Interactions  Smart Environments  Ecosystems  and Cities
Author: Norbert A. Streitz,Shin'ichi Konomi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 3031054636
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Ambient and Pervasive Interactions Smart Environments Ecosystems and Cities Book Excerpt:

The two-volume set, LNCS 13325 and 13326, are conference proceedings that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2022, held as part of the 24th International Conference, HCI International 2022, which took place during June-July 2022. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 58 papers of DAPI 2022 are organized in topical sections named for each volume: Part I: User Experience and Interaction Design for Smart Ecosystems; Smart Cities, Smart Islands, and Intelligent Urban Living; Smart Artifacts in Smart Environments; and Opportunities and Challenges for the Near Future Smart Environments Part II: Smart Living in Pervasive IoT Ecosystems; Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Education and Learning; Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Well-being and Healthcare; and Smart Creativity and Art.

Seeing Smart Cities Through a Multi Dimensional Lens

Seeing Smart Cities Through a Multi Dimensional Lens
Author: H. Patricia McKenna
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 3030708217
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Smart Cities Through a Multi Dimensional Lens Book Excerpt:

This book provides an interdisciplinary lens for exploring, assessing, and coming to new understandings of smart cities and regions, focusing on the six dimensions of sensing, awareness, learning, openness, innovation, and disruption. Using a hybrid case study and correlational approach, people from diverse sectors in a variety of small to medium to large-sized cities in multiple countries (e.g., Canada, United States, Ireland, Greece, Israel, etc.) provide experience-based perspectives on smart cities together with assessments for elements pertaining to each of the six dimensions. The analysis of findings in this work surfaces a rich and interwoven tapestry of patterns from the qualitative data highlighting for example, the importance of emotion/affect, privacy, trust, and data visualizations in influencing and informing the directions of smart cities and regions going forward. Correlational analysis of quantitative data reveals the presence and strength of emerging relationships among elements assessed, shedding light on factors that may serve as starting points for understanding what is contributing to potentials for improving success in smart cities and regions.

Joint Public Procurement and Innovation

Joint Public Procurement and Innovation
Author: Gabriella Margherita Racca,Christopher Yukins
Publsiher: Bruylant
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN: 2802765299
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joint Public Procurement and Innovation Book Excerpt:

Innovation in public procurement is essential for sustainable and inclusive growth in an increasingly globalized economy. To achieve that potential, both the promises and the perils of innovation must be investigated, including the risks and opportunities of joint procurement across borders in the European Union and the United States. This in-depth research investigates innovation in public procurement from three different perspectives. First, leading academics and practitioners assess the purchase of innovation, with a particular focus on urban public contracting in smart cities involving meta-infrastructures, public-private partnership arrangements and smart contracts. A second line of inquiry looks for ways to encourage innovative suppliers. Here, the collected authors draw on emerging lessons from the US and Europe, to explore both the costs and the benefits of spurring innovation through procurement. A third perspective looks to various innovations in the procurement process itself, with a focus on the effects of joint and cross-border procurement in the EU and US landscapes. The chapters review new technologies and platforms, the increasingly automated means of selecting suppliers, and the related efficiencies that “big data” can bring to public procurement. Expanding on research in the editors’ prior volume, Integrity and Efficiency in Sustainable Public Contracts: Balancing Corruption Concerns in Public Procurement Internationally (Bruylant 2014), this volume builds on a series of academic conferences and exchanges to address these issues from sophisticated academic, institutional and practical perspectives, and to point the way to future research on the contractual models that are emerging from new procurement technologies.

Knowledge Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions

Knowledge  Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions
Author: Nicola Francesco Dotti
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1786433648
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions Book Excerpt:

This book provides theories, experiences, reflections and future directions for social scientists who wish to engage with policy-oriented research in cities and regions. The ‘policy learning’ perspective is comprehensively discussed, focusing on actors promoting ‘policy knowledge’ and interaction among different stakeholders. The book also aims to provide practical insights for policy-makers and practitioners interested in research-based approaches to cities and regions.

The Rise of Autonomous Smart Cities

The Rise of Autonomous Smart Cities
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN: 3030594483
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Autonomous Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

​This book introduces the concept of the ‘autonomous city’- a concept that has been developed from the ‘smart cities’ model that is based on a city’s ability to gather data and taking it one step further. The digital revolution has brought about numerous changes in the urban realm, along with the understanding that technology can aid in increasing the performance and efficiency of urban areas. This technology has given rise to a wealth of data allowing urban leaders to respond better to crisis and craft policies that increase the liveability of urban areas. The ‘autonomous city’ explores the possibility of urban areas evolving from the dimension of data gathering to that of action response – so a city able to collect data and render real time decisions to self-manage a variety of functions based on its interpretation of that data. The book discusses how this could lead to the automation of select urban dimensions for increased efficiency and performance, but also details how such a process would require careful consideration when put into practice. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students across Urban Planning, Sustainability and STS, as well as practitioners and policy makers involved in the development of urban life.

Biotechnology and Future Cities

Biotechnology and Future Cities
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN: 3030438155
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Future Cities Book Excerpt:

This book explores how biotechnology can lead to the reimagination of cities. In a time where the increasing adoption of technology by cities is leading to unsustainable environmental and economic concerns, biotechnology has enabled new ways of envisioning data and energy storage. Zaheer Allam thus revisits the popular concept of Smart Cities -and its associated Internet of Things (IoT) to explore how the biological sciences, coupled with technology, can be applied to cities; and in doing so, create living urban organisms on an unprecedented scale. This new concept will open up exciting avenues to providing novel solutions for climate change mitigation. The book goes on to address various potential concerns and discusses what regulatory frameworks would be needed to safely implement such a concept. It will be a useful tool for planners, policy makers and engineers as well as for researchers with in interest in the future of our cities.

Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners

Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners
Author: Reid Ewing,Keunhyun Park
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1000769356
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners Book Excerpt:

In most planning practice and research, planners work with quantitative data. By summarizing, analyzing, and presenting data, planners create stories and narratives that explain various planning issues. Particularly, in the era of big data and data mining, there is a stronger demand in planning practice and research to increase capacity for data-driven storytelling. Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners provides readers with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on techniques for a variety of quantitative research studies, from descriptive statistics to commonly used inferential statistics. It covers statistical methods from chi-square through logistic regression and also quasi-experimental studies. At the same time, the book provides fundamental knowledge about research in general, such as planning data sources and uses, conceptual frameworks, and technical writing. The book presents relatively complex material in the simplest and clearest way possible, and through the use of real world planning examples, makes the theoretical and abstract content of each chapter as tangible as possible. It will be invaluable to students and novice researchers from planning programs, intermediate researchers who want to branch out methodologically, practicing planners who need to conduct basic analyses with planning data, and anyone who consumes the research of others and needs to judge its validity and reliability.

The Geography of Mobility Wellbeing and Development in China

The Geography of Mobility  Wellbeing and Development in China
Author: Wenjie Wu,Yiming Wang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN: 1351623583
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Mobility Wellbeing and Development in China Book Excerpt:

Big data is increasingly regarded as a new approach for understanding urban informatics and complex systems. Today, there is unprecedented data availability, with detailed remote-sensed data on the built environment and rich mineable web-based sources in the form of social media, web mapping, information services and other sources of unstructured "big data". This book brings together a group of international contributors to consider the geographical implications of mobility, wellbeing and development within and across Chinese cities through location-based big data perspectives. The degree of urban sprawl, productive density and vibrancy can be reflected from location-based social media big data. The challenge is to identify, map and model these relationships to develop cities at different places in the urban hierarchical system that are more sustainable. This edited book aims to tackle these issues through two inter-related geographical scales: inter-city level and intra-city level. The text is designed for graduate courses in planning, geography, public policy and administration, and for international researchers who are involved in urban and regional economics and economic geography.

Electronic Government

Electronic Government
Author: Gabriela Viale Pereira,Marijn Janssen,Habin Lee,Ida Lindgren,Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar,Hans Jochen Scholl,Anneke Zuiderwijk
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 3030575993
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electronic Government Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2020, held in Linköping, Sweden, in August/September 2020, in conjunction with the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP International Conference on Electronic Participation (ePart 2020) and the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Conference (CeDEM 2020). The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 30 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 118 submissions. The papers are clustered under the following topical sections: e-government foundations; e-government services and open government; open data: social and technical aspects; AI, data analytics, and automated decision making; and smart cities.

Advances in Urban Planning in Developing Nations

Advances in Urban Planning in Developing Nations
Author: Arnab Jana
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1000388875
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Urban Planning in Developing Nations Book Excerpt:

This book studies the increasing use of data analytics and technology in urban planning and development in developing nations. It examines the application of urban science and engineering in different sectors of urban planning and looks at the challenges involved in planning 21st-century cities, especially in India. The volume analyzes various key themes such as auditory/visual sensing, network analysis and spatial planning, and decision-making and management in the planning process. It also studies the application of big data, geographic information systems, and information and communications technology in urban planning. Finally, it provides data-driven approaches toward holistic and optimal urban solutions for challenges in transportation planning, housing, and conservation of vulnerable urban zones like coastal areas and open spaces. Well supplemented with rigorous case studies, the book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of architecture, architectural and urban planning, and urban analytics. It will also be useful for professionals involved in smart city planning, planning authorities, urban scientists, and municipal and local bodies.