The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities (Hardback)Daniel T. O'Brien (author)
- In stock
- Free UK delivery
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Dan O'Brien's The Urban Commons provides a refreshing deep dive into the new world of urban informatics and the art of getting things done in the Information Age. It isn't about the data, it's about people. And it's about how new information technologies empower all of us to understand and improve the common goods we share in the places we love.--Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland
In The Urban Commons, Daniel O'Brien shows how the torrent of contemporary data--what many call 'big data'--has the potential to reshape our understanding of how cities work. Setting aside hype in favor of rigor, the book takes the reader on a deep exploration of Boston's innovative efforts to give citizens a role in governance through technology, especially its 311 system for reporting everything from potholes to squalid living conditions. O'Brien's analysis of the voluminous data produced by this technology provides new insights on how public spaces are maintained, and his case study of Boston has broad implications for civic partnerships between cities and universities to rebuild communities. The Urban Commons will be of wide interest to all those concerned with the future of cities.--Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, author of Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?