Applied Data Analysis for Urban Planning and Management
- Alasdair Rae - Automatic Knowledge Ltd
- Cecilia Wong - The University of Manchester, UK
This book showcases the different ways in which contemporary forms of data analysis are being used in urban planning and management. It highlights the emerging possibilities that city-regional governance, technology and data have for better planning and urban management - and discusses how you can apply them to your research.
Including perspectives from across the globe, it’s packed with examples of good practice and helps to demystify the process of using big and open data.
- Learn about different kinds of emergent data sources and how they are processed, visualised and presented.
- Understand how spatial analysis and GIS are used in city planning.
- See examples of how contemporary data analytics methods are being applied in a variety of contexts, such as ‘smart’ city management and megacities.
Aimed at upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying spatial analysis and planning, this timely text is the perfect companion to enable you to apply data analytics approaches in your research.
This state of the art edited collection from leading planning experts Rae and Wong presents a tour-de-force of international new thinking on urban analytics. Thanks to being written in a clear and highly engaging style alongside vibrant illustration, this book provides an excellent reference point for those new to the field. The chapters present a novel and skillful blend of methodologically-orientated content alongside vibrant and real world applications. A highly recommended read!
This text is very much needed as a method textbook and unique in its kind, with empirical examples from all over the world that takes on and explains different methods.
This book provides a variety of interesting empirical examples that demonstrate how urban data analytics can be utilized to support spatial planning and management.
Data is only usable if it can be unlocked using analytics. This insightful collection of essays provides a gentle entry to the world of big data as it applies to planning. Essential reading for all who wish to get grips with this new science.