A new open access paper – ‘Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards’ – based on research from the Programmable City project has just been published in the journal Regional Studies, Regional Science. Below is the abstract. Click here to download the full PDF. The paper forms an anchor to a small forum on the topic, with responses from Mike Batty, Matt Wilson, and Meg Holden & Sara Moreno Pires. Continue reading
The Programmable City team delivered four papers at the Conference of the Association of American Geographers held in Tampa, April 8-12. Here are the slides for Kitchin, R., Lauriault, T. and McArdle, G. (2014). “Urban indicators, city benchmarking, and real-time dashboards: Knowing and governing cities through open and big data” delivered in the session “Thinking the ‘smart city’: power, politics and networked urbanism II” organized by Taylor Shelton and Alan Wiig. The paper is a work in progress and was the first attempt at presenting work that is presently being written up for submission to a journal. No doubt it’ll evolve over time, but the central argument should hold.