The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism

@article{Kitchin2013TheRC,
  title={The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism},
  author={Rob Kitchin},
  journal={Urban Research eJournal},
  year={2013}
}
  • R. Kitchin
  • Published 3 July 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Urban Research eJournal
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