25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Andrew Hudson Smith
UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith is Director and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at The Bartlett, University College London. Andy is a Reader in Digital Urban Systems and Editor-in-Chief of Future Internet Journal, he is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Greater London Authority Smart London Board and Course Founder of the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at University College London, MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics and the MRes in Smart Cities.

Smart Cities - Real-Time Data, City Dashboards and Urban Modelling via the Internet of Things

Data stores, intelligent real-time data collection, access to city-wide infrastructure and urban informatics have the potential to change everything we know about urban geographic systems. The presentation explores the ‘Smart City’ under the definition of Self-monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; it argues that we are on the edge of a revolution in intelligent urban systems with the citizen and real-time sensors at the heart of not only the data collection but also monitoring and the creation of applications. In short, smart cities are not only about new ways of automating command and control technologies but new ways of exploring how citizens can act intelligently using these new technologies, through participation, active design and decision-making dialogues. The presentation explores the emerging development of live data visualisations via City Dashboards, the rise of the Internet of Things in city data and how data can be used in procedural modelling systems to provide a predictive view of the city and inform policy makers about the future city. Finally it explores the introduction of Agent Based Modelling and how location is key to joining up systems as diverse as the Internet of Things, Building Information Modelling and Geographic Information Systems.