Data as Infrastructure for Smart Cities

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Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2019 - Computers - 312 pages

This book describes how smart cities can be designed with data at their heart, moving from a broad vision to a consistent city-wide collaborative configuration of activities. The authors present a comprehensive framework of techniques to help decision makers in cities analyse their business strategies, design data infrastructures to support these activities, understand stakeholders' expectations, and translate this analysis into a competitive strategy for creating a smart city data infrastructure. Readers can take advantage of unprecedented insights into how cities and infrastructures function and be ready to overcome complex challenges. The framework presented in this book has guided the design of several urban platforms in the European Union and the design of the City Data Strategy of the Mayor of London, UK.

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About the author (2019)

Dr Larissa Suzuki (Ph.D., FRSA, AFHEA, MIET) is an award-winning computer scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. Her career includes +11 years advancing many fields of computer science and engineering, including smart cities, data infrastructures, emerging technology, AI, and computing applied to medicine and operations research. Her continuing academic work is based at UCL where she serves as an Honorary Research Associate in Computer Science. Her industry appointments include Founders4Schools, RedPill Group, Greater London Authority, ARUP, IBM, among others. She has published several research papers in leading academic journals, books and conferences, is a frequent Keynote, conference, panel and tutorial speaker (including a TEDx and Insight Speaker at the IET Turing Lecture). She is the chair and founder of the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities, serves as a judge and reviewer of the ACM Research competition, and a reviewer of scientific journals of the IEEE and Springer.

Prof Anthony Finkelstein holds a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London, UK, a senior appointment in HM Government and his continuing academic work is based at The Alan Turing Institute (ATI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2016.

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