School of Architecture
University of Kent, UK
BiographyDr Davina Jackson is a Sydney-based writer on the urban planning and design implications of post-internet technology. Her latest book is Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design (Lund Humphries, 2019) and she was the lead editor of the D_City: Digital Earth/Virtual Nations/Data Cities report sponsored by the Group on Earth Observations in 2013. She is a life member of the International Society for Digital Earth, and a co-author of its 2020 vision statements and the Digital City chapter of its Manual of Digital Earth (Springer 2020). She also is an honorary academic with the University of Kent School of Architecture and Planning in Britain, an international governor for the Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations in India, and a founder of the annual light festivals in Sydney and Singapore. AbstractData Cities and Astrospatial Architecture: A new urban (sims) ethos from electromagnetic fluxesToday's satellite and semiconductor-enabled cartography advances imply the need for a globally useful schema for more scientific and eco-ethical management of cities - a major subset of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) project that seems essential to deliver key UN SDGs. How should we plan an internationally cohesive and locally effective system for understanding and managing urban stocks and flows around our planet Answers to this question depend on new systems for managing geodata to underpin increasingly automated systems of evidence-based decision-making. The current concept of GEOSS (aka Digital Earth) as a self-aware nervous system" is being advanced by many globally applicable initiatives including Singapore's new Geospatial Masterplan, the International Standards Organization's City Standards, Denmark's Open Public Life Data Protocol, and the City-GML data model. And the world's most innovative researchers and architects are contributing extraordinary applications to a movement that goes far beyond the 1990s concepts of smart cities". In this millennium, urban planners must simulate key environmental situations and scenarios, analysing Earth observations data obtained via satellite-enabled devices that remotely detect and interpret all the light and radio waves of the electromagnetic spectrum.