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Mapping Urban Practices Through Mobile Phone Data

  • Paola Pucci
  • Fabio Manfredini
  • Paolo Tagliolato

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-viii
  2. Paola Pucci, Fabio Manfredini, Paolo Tagliolato
    Pages 1-11
  3. Paola Pucci, Fabio Manfredini, Paolo Tagliolato
    Pages 13-25
  4. Paola Pucci, Fabio Manfredini, Paolo Tagliolato
    Pages 27-70
  5. Paola Pucci, Fabio Manfredini, Paolo Tagliolato
    Pages 71-76
  6. Paola Pucci, Fabio Manfredini, Paolo Tagliolato
    Pages 77-83
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 85-90

About this book

Introduction

This book explains the potential value of using mobile phone data to monitor urban practices and identify rhythms of use in today’s cities. Drawing upon research conducted in the Italian region of Lombardy, the authors demonstrate how maps based on mobile phone data, which are better tailored to the dynamic processes at work in cities, can document urban practices, provide new insights into spatial and temporal patterns of mobility, and assist in recognizing different communities of practice. The described methodology permits detailed visualization of the spatial distribution of mobility flows and offers a more extensive and refined description of the distribution of urban activity than is provided by traditional travel surveys. The book also details how maps derived by processing mobile phone data can assist in the definition of urban policies that will deliver services that match cities’ needs, facilitate the management of large events (inflow, outflow, and monitoring), and reflect time-dependent phenomena not included in traditional analyses.

Keywords

Contemporary Cities' Dynamic Processes Mobile Phone Data Mobility Patterns Monitoring Urban Practices Urban Mobility

Authors and affiliations

  • Paola Pucci
    • 1
  • Fabio Manfredini
    • 2
  • Paolo Tagliolato
    • 3
  1. 1.Architecture and Urban StudiesPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Architecture and Urban StudiesPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.CNR-IREAMilanoItaly

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