Visualizing the Data City

Social Media as a Source of Knowledge for Urban Planning and Management

  • Paolo Ciuccarelli
  • Giorgia Lupi
  • Luca Simeone

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone
    Pages 1-4
  3. Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone
    Pages 5-15
  4. Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone
    Pages 17-22
  5. Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone
    Pages 23-29
  6. Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone
    Pages 31-54
  7. Paolo Ciuccarelli, Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone
    Pages 55-61
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 63-76

About this book


This book investigates novel methods and technologies for the collection, analysis, and representation of real-time user-generated data at the urban scale in order to explore potential scenarios for more participatory design, planning, and management processes. For this purpose, the authors present a set of experiments conducted in collaboration with urban stakeholders at various levels (including citizens, city administrators, urban planners, local industries, and NGOs) in Milan and New York in 2012. It is examined whether geo-tagged and user-generated content can be of value in the creation of meaningful, real-time indicators of urban quality, as it is perceived and communicated by the citizens. The meanings that people attach to places are also explored to discover what such an urban semantic layer looks like and how it unfolds over time. As a conclusion, recommendations are proposed for the exploitation of user-generated content in order to answer hitherto unsolved urban questions. Readers will find in this book a fascinating exploration of techniques for mining the social web that can be applied to procure user-generated content as a means of investigating urban dynamics.


Data Visualization Information Visualization Social Mining Urban Informatics User Generated Content

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo Ciuccarelli
    • 1
  • Giorgia Lupi
    • 2
  • Luca Simeone
    • 3
  1. 1.DesignPolytechnic Institute of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Polytechnic Institute of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Malmö UniversityMalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02194-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02195-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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