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samedi 11 mai 2013

An Expedition Into the Programmable City

CORDIS News (05/08/13) The European Union is funding SOFTCITY, a project that will study how software impacts daily life in cities. SOFTCITY researchers note that software is now deeply and pervasively embedded in the systems and infrastructure as well as the management and governance of cities. The SOFTCITY project will launch in June 2013 under the direction of National University of Ireland professor Robert Michael Kitchin. Researchers will examine how software underpins smart technologies and infrastructures, such as smart buildings, intelligent transport utility systems, dense telematics, and informatics infrastructures. They also will study the generation and analysis of big data, and focus on understanding, managing, working, and living in the city. In addition, the team will consider how software is used to regulate and govern city life, how the geography and political economy of software production is organized, and how software transforms the spatial behavior of residents. The study could fill a gap in social science research and drive thinking on a new era of programmable urbanism.
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