Seeing Cities Through Big Data

Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics

  • Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah
  • Nebiyou Tilahun
  • Moira Zellner

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, Nebiyou Y. Tilahun, Moira Zellner
    Pages 1-9
  3. Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, Nebiyou Y. Tilahun, Moira Zellner
    Pages 11-45
  4. Analytics of User-Generated Content

  5. Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Big Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Timothy P. Johnson, Tom W. Smith
      Pages 113-125
    3. Venkata M. V. Gunturi, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 127-140
    4. Francisco Antunes, Aidan O’Sullivan, Filipe Rodrigues, Francisco Pereira
      Pages 141-160
  6. Changing Organizational and Educational Perspectives with Urban Big Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Rashmi Krishnamurthy, Kendra L. Smith, Kevin C. Desouza
      Pages 163-188
    3. Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, Lise Dirks, Yaye Mallon Keita
      Pages 189-207
    4. Steven P. French, Camille Barchers, Wenwen Zhang
      Pages 209-217
  7. Urban Data Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Christopher Pettit, Andrew Tice, Bill Randolph
      Pages 233-255
    3. Gregory D. Erhardt, Oliver Lock, Elsa Arcaute, Michael Batty
      Pages 257-278

About this book


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 Urban Informatics Urban Science Urban Big Data Urban Data Management Data Democracy Big Data Workshop Urban Planning Open Urban Data

Editors and affiliations

  • Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah
    • 1
  • Nebiyou Tilahun
    • 2
  • Moira Zellner
    • 3
  1. 1.Urban Studies and Urban Big Data CentreUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Urban Planning and PolicyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Urban Planning and PolicyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40900-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40902-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-315X
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3168
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