The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism

  title={The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism},
  author={R. Kitchin},
  journal={Urban Research eJournal},
  • R. Kitchin
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Urban Research eJournal
  • Smart cities' is a term that has gained traction in academia, business and government to describe cities that, on the one hand, are increasingly composed of and monitored by pervasive and ubiqui- tous computing and, on the other, whose economy and governance is being driven by innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, enacted by smart people. This paper focuses on the former and, drawing on a number of examples, details how cities are being instrumented with digital devices and… CONTINUE READING
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