Reviews and Testimonials
This volume presents 13 chapters on the use of ambient computing, the internet of things, and smart city design in urban spaces. Information technology, architecture, and other specialists from the US, Asia, Europe, Canada, and Brazil discuss design scenarios for an internet of places at the community level, the Fermentation GutHub project that uses fermentation groups and do-it-yourself tools to design resilient and symbiotic urban communities, bike sharing and an urban experience based on the idea of a genome, temporal patterns of urban taxi trips, enriching geographic maps with accessible paths from mobile device data collection, and anonymous pico-payments using pico-coins for internet of things services. The second section considers improving urban spaces through a co-design process, an urban computing system, sentient collective urban spaces, spatial planning based on social media, understanding the role of people in ambience and smartness in urban spaces, a crowdsourcing-based social infrastructure, and public production of maps and spatial data to represent perceptions of urban space.
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