Big Data for Urban Sustainability

A Human-Centered Perspective

  • Stephen Jia Wang
  • Patrick Moriarty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 1-21
  3. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 23-43
  4. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 45-63
  5. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 65-80
  6. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 81-103
  7. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 105-118
  8. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 119-140
  9. Stephen Jia Wang, Patrick Moriarty
    Pages 141-155
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-160

About this book


This book presents a practical framework for the application of big data, cloud, and pervasive and complex systems to sustainable solutions for urban environmental challenges.  It covers the technologies, potential, and possible and impact of big data on energy efficiency and the urban environment.

The book first introduces key aspects of big data, cloud services, pervasive computing, and mobile technologies from a pragmatic design perspective, including sample open source firmware. Cloud services, mobile and embedded platforms, interfaces, operating system design methods, networking, and middleware are all considered. The authors then explore in detail the framework, design principles, architecture and key components of developing energy systems to support sustainable urban environments. The included case study provides a pathway to improve the eco-efficiency of urban transport, demonstrating how to design an energy efficient next generation urban navigation system by leveraging vast cloud data sets on user-behavior. Ultimately, this resource maps big data’s pivotal intersection with rapid global urbanization along the path to a sustainable future.


Big data energy applications Energy efficiency Energy modeling Sustainable big data Sustainable cities Sustainable development Sustainable urbanism Sustinable transportation Urban development Urban transport pervasive computing

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Jia Wang
    • 1
  • Patrick Moriarty
    • 2
  1. 1.School of DesignRoyal College of Art, Kensington GoreLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of DesignMonash University-Caulfield CampusCaulfield EastAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73608-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73610-5
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