Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

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Big Data Analysis for Smart City Applications

  • Eugenio CesarioEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63962-8_140-1

Introduction

The twenty-first Century is frequently referenced as the “Century of the City”, reflecting the unprecedented global migration into urban areas that is happening nowadays (Butler 2010; Zheng et al. 2014). As a matter of fact, the world is rapidly urbanizing and undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. In fact, according to a United Nations report, urban population is expected to grow from 2.86 billion in 2000 to 4.98 billion in 2030 (UNR 2014): this translates to roughly 60% of the global population living in cities by 2030.

Such a steadily increasing urbanization has been leading to many big cities and bringing significant social, economic and environmental transformations. On the one hand it is modernizing people’s lives and giving increased opportunities offered in urban areas, on the other hand it is engendering big challenges in city management issues, such as large-scale resource planning, increased energy consumption, traffic congestion, air pollution,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of High Performance Computing and Networks of the National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR)RendeItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Domenico Talia
  • Paolo Trunfio
    • 1
  1. 1.DIMESUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly