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Applied Data Analysis for Urban Planning and Management

Applied Data Analysis for Urban Planning and Management

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September 2021 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book showcases the different ways in which contemporary forms of data analysis are being used in urban planning and management. It highlights the emerging possibilities that city-regional governance, technology and data have for better planning and urban management - and discusses how you can apply them to your research.

Including perspectives from across the globe, it’s packed with examples of good practice and helps to demystify the process of using big and open data.

  • Learn about different kinds of emergent data sources and how they are processed, visualised and presented.
  • Understand how spatial analysis and GIS are used in city planning.
  • See examples of how contemporary data analytics methods are being applied in a variety of contexts, such as ‘smart’ city management and megacities.

Aimed at upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying spatial analysis and planning, this timely text is the perfect companion to enable you to apply data analytics approaches in your research.

Alasdair Rae
Introduction: The Promises and Pitfalls Of Data For Urban Planning
Elisabete A. Silva, Lun Liu, Heeseo Rain Kwon, Haifeng Niu, Yiqiao Chen, Jose Reis
What’s New in Urban Data Analytics?
Cecilia Wong
Indicators and Urban Planning: The Big Data Opportunities And Challenges
Adipandang Yudono
Crowdsourced Geographic Information For Urban Planning And Management
Duncan A. Smith
Design and Narrative Techniques For Urban Data Visualisation
Oliver Dawkins, Rob Kitchin, Gareth Young, and Tomasz Zawadzki
City Dashboards And 3D Geospatial Technologies For Urban Planning And Management
Chao Ren , Edward Ng, Jason Wai Po Tse, Pak Shing Yeung, Jimmy Chi Hung Fung, Gerald Mills, Jason Ching, Benjamin Bechtel, Linda See
Data Analytics, Urban Form and Climate Change: The Urban Climate Map
Lei Wang
Data Analytics and Modelling Accessibility Change Of High-Speed Rail Network Development: A Door-To-Door Approach
Zheng Wang
Understanding Migrant-Local Neighbourly Relations In Shanghai: Empirical Urban Research In A Data-Sparse Setting
Cecilia Wong
Conclusion: Beyond Analytics: Planning-Led Or Planning-Lag?

This state of the art edited collection from leading planning experts Rae and Wong presents a tour-de-force of international new thinking on urban analytics. Thanks to being written in a clear and highly engaging style alongside vibrant illustration, this book provides an excellent reference point for those new to the field. The chapters present a novel and skillful blend of methodologically-orientated content alongside vibrant and real world applications. A highly recommended read! 

Alex Singleton
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool

This text is very much needed as a method textbook and unique in its kind, with empirical examples from all over the world that takes on and explains different methods.

Kristina Trygg
Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University

This book provides a variety of interesting empirical examples that demonstrate how urban data analytics can be utilized to support spatial planning and management.

Jing Yao
School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

Data is only usable if it can be unlocked using analytics. This insightful collection of essays provides a gentle entry to the world of big data as it applies to planning. Essential reading for all who wish to get grips with this new science.

Michael Batty
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Alasdair Rae

Alasdair Rae is the founder of Automatic Knowledge Ltd, a UK-based data and insights company, focusing on spatial data analysis and the built environment. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, a recipient of the Royal Town Planning Institute's Sir Peter Hall award for Wider Engagement, a former Commissioner of the UK2070 Commission, and a winner of the Royal Statistical Society’s ‘Stat of the Year’. His most recent academic work has focused on spatial analysis, deprivation, housing markets and megaregions, and his work... More About Author

Cecilia Wong

Cecilia Wong is Professor of Spatial Planning and Director of Spatial Policy and Analysis Lab of the Manchester Urban Institute, the University of Manchester. She is Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute; and Chair of the UK 2021 Research Excellence Framework ‘Architecture, Built Environment and Planning’ sub-panel. She has research expertise in strategic spatial planning, policy monitoring and analysis, urban and regional development, and housing and infrastructure planning, and urban planning in China. She was a commissioner of the UK2070 Commission on Regional Inequalities, a... More About Author

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