Planning After Big Data and the Internet of Things

The exact moment when new digital and Internet technologies fundamentally changed the practice of planning is debatable, but that the profession has been irrevocably altered is not debatable.
June 9, 2016, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Peter Gutierrez writes of the disruptive effect of the "Internet of Things" on the practice of planning, writing: "Data from new sources such as Internet of Things sensors and mobile devices is now crucial to the urban planning of smart cities, according to urban planning consultant, Jeremy Gill."

As data contributes in greater measures to decision-making processes, according to the argument presented in the article, the "digital disruption" of planning has already begun. Gill joined other like-minded data geeks recently at the Smart Cities and Urban Innovation Workshop at the University of New South Wales, in Australia. The article allows Gill more time to explain the concepts that will determine how well planners manage the transition to the age of big data and smart cities.

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Published on Monday, June 6, 2016 in IoTHUB
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