Smart Societies, Infrastructure, Technologies and Applications. First International Conference, SCITA 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 27–29, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Smart Cities and the New Urban Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges in Urban Transport

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-94180-6_11,
        author={John Polak},
        title={Smart Cities and the New Urban Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges in Urban Transport},
        proceedings={Smart Societies, Infrastructure, Technologies and Applications. First International Conference, SCITA 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 27--29, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SCITA},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Smart cities Big data Analytics Transport},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-94180-6_11}
    }
    
  • John Polak
    Year: 2018
    Smart Cities and the New Urban Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges in Urban Transport
    SCITA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94180-6_11
John Polak1,*
  • 1: Imperial College London
*Contact email: j.polak@imperial.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper considers the development of urban modelling and analysis techniques over the past two decades in the context of smart cities. It identifies a number of generations of thinking and highlights the nature of the broad opportunities and challenges present in the field. It illustrates the arguments with examples drawn from the domain of urban transport planning and operations, focusing on a number of areas including the development of vehicle automation, the growth of servicized mobility, the integration between transport and other business sectors, the hyper-personalization of mobility products and the virtualization of user experience. The paper concludes by identifying the some wider implications of these developments for the governance of data and analytics.