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The Death and Life of Great Italian Cities

Marco De Nadai, Jacopo Staiano, Roberto Larcher, Nicu Sebe, Daniele Quercia, Bruno Lepri
2016 Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '16  
The Death and Life of Great American Cities was written in 1961 and is now one of the most influential book in city planning. In it, Jane Jacobs proposed four conditions that promote life in a city.  ...  In this paper, we identify a valuable alternative to the lengthy and costly collection of activity survey data: mobile phone data.  ...  DEATH AND LIFE OF CITIES In The Death and Life of Great American Cities [19] , Jane Jacobs argued that "death" in urban areas is caused by the elimination of pedestrian activity from urban streets.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2872427.2883084 dblp:conf/www/NadaiSLSQL16 fatcat:fdlgsc5pijfcldqdlxdgw2pgb4

Green Technology for Smart Cities

M Casini
2017 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
The goal is to turn into Smart Cities, able to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants by offering a lasting opportunity for cultural, economic and social growth within a healthy, safe, stimulating  ...  In view of the enormous social and environmental changes at the global level, more and more cities worldwide have directed their development strategies towards smart policies aimed at sustainable mobility  ...  Becoming a smart city A Smart City, or intelligent city, is a city capable of improving its citizens' life quality, offering a lasting opportunity for cultural, economic and social growth in a healthy,  ... 
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/83/1/012014 fatcat:zjdq3665xjd7zoaohqw6blwewi

The Advancement of World Digital Cities [chapter]

Mika Yasuoka, Toru Ishida, Alessandro Aurigi
2010 Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
In the US and Canada, a large number of community networks using the city metaphor appeared in the early 1990s.  ...  Since the early 1990s, and particularly with the popularization of the Internet and the World Wide Web, a wave of experiments and initiatives has emerged, aiming at facilitating city functions such as  ...  and mobile phones.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-93808-0_35 fatcat:x2f52yyuqbhypotfdmwovoo37y

D7.5 Final City Policy Package – Last City

Stephan Slingerland, Irati Artola
2020 Zenodo  
It is a compilation of the final ClairCity policy package reports for 5 cities. • D7.5 Final City Policy Package – Amsterdam • D7.5 Final City Policy Package – Ljubljana • D7.5 Final City Policy Package  ...  As such each report includes a synthesis of citizens behaviours and prefered future policies, policymakers' views, modelling impacts (economic, air quality, health, cost-related) of a set of selected policy  ...  , and PM2.5): the number of premature deaths and years of life lost (YLL).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3972929 fatcat:7uahz4wypfaklftwatuveacvqm

City bug report

Henrik Korsgaard, Martin Brynskov
2014 Proceedings of the 2nd Media Architecture Biennale Conference on World Cities - MAB '14  
We synthesise our findings and ask if and how media architects as a community of practice can encourage the 'opensourcing' of information and tools allowing laypeople to not only participate but become  ...  Media architecture's combination of the digital and the physical can trigger, enhance, and amplify urban experiences.  ...  Acknowledging the importance of the amateurs or lovers, in the evolution of technology, Paulos supports DIY cultures and calls on technologists and engineers to shift their thinking towards more participatory  ... 
doi:10.1145/2682884.2682896 dblp:conf/mab/KorsgaardB14 fatcat:mdpnfowtuzgs3fcjdxrzc5lepm

2. The Sights and Sounds of the Multilingual City [chapter]

Lorna Carson, Lid King, Lorna Carson
2016 TheMultilingual City  
on an Asian supermarket sign, on grocery stores and on a mobile phone shop.  ...  Later she saw many Kurdish families speaking Kurdish in our neighbourhood, this was the first time she realized that she should have spoken Bosnian to us. - Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American  ...  towards the more visible and sustained use of many languages in multiple spheres of city life  ... 
doi:10.21832/9781783094783-006 fatcat:7sjp6y5xuvhxdiow57zs7bq36u

Electric Mobility in a Smart City: European Overview

Roberto Ruggieri, Marco Ruggeri, Giuliana Vinci, Stefano Poponi
2021 Energies  
Through a systematic review of the literature (Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science) and through the study of the main political/energy documents of the cities, their policies on electric mobility  ...  A crucial issue will therefore concern the management of existing cities and the planning of future ones, and this was also emphasized by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in Goal  ...  Data Availability Statement: Data generated is publicly available and cited in accordance with the journal's guidelines.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14020315 fatcat:vnue7ru22ra2hlkpufsegizcom

Issue 29 Introduction: Computing the City

Armin Beverungen, Florian Sprenger
2017 Fibreculture Journal  
of traffic and mobility.  ...  Smart cities and urban informatics, then, are two approaches which seek to establish a perspective on what computing the city could be.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the support of the Volkswagen Foundation for funding the workshop (as part of the Digital Cultures Research Lab in Lüneburg) out of which this issue emerged  ... 
doi:10.15307/fcj.29.212.2017 fatcat:zoqi2hu5frhyxfmdsmqktyrxiq

Economic outcomes predicted by diversity in cities

Shi Kai Chong, Mohsen Bahrami, Hao Chen, Selim Balcisoy, Burcin Bozkaya, Alex 'Sandy' Pentland
2020 EPJ Data Science  
Our results suggest that the diversity of goods and services within a city neighborhood is the largest single factor driving both human mobility and economic growth.  ...  In this paper we show that diversity of amenities within a city neighborhood, computed from openly available points of interest on digital maps, accurately predicts human mobility ("flows") between city  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the MIT Trust Data Consortium and Prof. Guan at the Capital Institute of Science and Technology Development Strategy, Beijing for making this project possible.  ... 
doi:10.1140/epjds/s13688-020-00234-x fatcat:gfgf7zezd5aetlxrwzbcmvmsii

Reflection on Disruptions: Managing the City in Need, Saving the City in Need [chapter]

Ali Cheshmehzangi
2020 The City in Need  
In the many examples of scholarly work on the anatomy of the city, focused mostly on how cities operate and function (Ascher 2007; Lamorgese and Petrella 2016; Renner 2018), there are a few that look into  ...  At the time when mostly negative news flow between countries, the reactions of national-level and city-level governments should reflect on their full preparedness and responsive management.  ...  The below examples are mobile phone adverts from DiDi Company.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-15-5487-2_5 fatcat:tos2la4lcrfj3ou4qizh3hhda4

Creative Cities for the World [chapter]

2012 The Art of City Making  
The great Italian or French cities and the cities defined by 19th century urban bourgeois architecture in particular have something handsome about them: a touch grand but not overblown, not overwhelming  ...  But both the modern and the post-modern exacerbate the fragmentation of knowledge, the one through specialized research and scientific data and the other through the diversity of perspectives.  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781849772877-13 fatcat:2cdfkv5x6zgcpleet2v5uctufe

Urban lifecycle management: A research program for smart government of smart cities

Claude Rochet, Juan David Pinzón
2016 GeSec  
grid, smart mobility...).Considering the smart cities as an ecosystem, that is to say a city that has systemic autopoeiticproperties that are more than the sum of its parts, we develop an approach of  ...  Fourth, we present what should be a smart government for the smart city and the new capabilities to be developed.  ...  Howard"s approach was excoriated by Jane Jacobs in his Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) for not giving room to real life: "He conceived of good planning as a series of static acts; in each  ... 
doi:10.7769/gesec.v7i2.531 fatcat:2lp6kg5ipzh7dbz7eoeniemogq

Needs and challenges of daily life for people with Down syndrome residing in the city of Rome, Italy

M. Bertoli, G. Biasini, M. T. Calignano, G. Celani, G. De Grossi, M. C. Digilio, C. C. Fermariello, G. Loffredo, F. Luchino, A. Marchese, S. Mazotti, B. Menghi (+5 others)
2011 Journal of Intellectual Disability Research  
Schooling and social inclusion in childhood alone do not guarantee a satisfactory quality of life in adulthood.  ...  Because of the variability of performance among individuals with DS, there is a need to create more case-specific options in terms of work, living arrangements, social networking and medical services.  ...  The Civil Service volunteers dedicated  year of service to this research, as part of a wider network of surveys on the quality of city life, paid by the Italian Government.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01432.x pmid:21668802 pmcid:PMC3170479 fatcat:mk7c4ksbqnamdbeukdfy6a36ce

Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi [chapter]

D. Asher Ghertner
2011 Worlding Cities  
This project addresses the cultural and environmental politics of slum demolitions in the making of a "world-class city."  ...  Based on an ethnography of the judiciary, state, and property owners' associations, I find that what I call a world-class aesthetic-an idealized vision of a privatized, "green," and slum-free city assembled  ...  Whether actualized through boys' fascination with the latest mobile phones, through the excitement of riding the Metro in a mixed-class environment, or in merely residing in the capital city of one of  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781444346800.ch11 fatcat:4hzwdc2zlbdztdsqsmap7tud4m

Inside Greenwich Village: a New York City neighborhood, 1898-1918

2002 ChoiceReviews  
Reynolds phoned a doctor, but she died before he arrived. The following day the major New York dailies carried stories about Edith For Their Mutual Benefit Thomas's life and death.  ...  Although great differences in temperament, politics, and even artistic style were evident among these five men and the rest of The Eight, they shared an appreciation of city life and in particular of life  ...  exhibits of Italian women's needlework and a marionette show by the Italian drama club at Richmond Hill House (formerly West Side Branch settlement house). 58 An innovative feature of the Village Fair  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.39-4780 fatcat:yedquwsjc5fgna36iavizb5ici
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