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Urban Agents and Citizen Apps

  1. 1. MIT – UIS Research SeminarOctober 13, 2010<br />Urban Agents & Citizen Apps <br />Towards an Autonomous Interactive Urban Planning Platform<br />Fabio CarreraWPI / MIT<br />
  2. 2. Fabio<br />1961-1977<br />1977-1978<br />½ Ma<br />1978 -1988 (today)<br />1988 - 2008<br />½ Ve<br />1996 - 2004<br />2007 - <br />½ SFe<br />
  3. 3. Academic Interests<br />Venice Project Center<br />City Knowledge/City Lab<br />Santa Fe Project Center<br />
  4. 4. Academic Interests<br />Venice Project Center<br />City Knowledge/City Lab<br />Santa Fe Project Center<br />
  5. 5. Venice Project Center<br /><ul><li>Founded in 1988
  6. 6. 500+ alumni
  7. 7. 125+ projects
  8. 8. 10+ Awards
  9. 9. 15+ Major media stories</li></li></ul><li>Venice 2.0<br /><ul><li>Web page
  10. 10. Blog
  11. 11. Venipedia (wiki)
  12. 12. Alumni Network (ning)
  13. 13. Project Repository (Dspace)</li></li></ul><li>Web site<br />venice2point0.org<br />
  14. 14. Blog<br />Venice2point0.blogspot.com<br />
  15. 15. Wiki<br />venipedia.org<br />
  16. 16. 8/2003<br />9/2005<br />9/2003<br />8/1999<br />9/2002<br />10/2003<br />Worldwide Recognition<br />
  17. 17. National Geographic Video<br />Channel: National Geographic Video<br />Series Title: Out There <br />Program Title: City under Siege<br />Aired around the world: 2002-today<br />
  18. 18. Academic Interests<br />Venice Project Center<br />City Knowledge/City Lab<br />Santa Fe Project Center<br />
  19. 19. City Knowledge<br />transforming municipalitiesfrom hunter-gatherersto farmers of urban information<br />
  20. 20. Premises of CK<br /><ul><li>Municipalities are the locus of change
  21. 21. Cities = Structures + Activities
  22. 22. Reality = Backlog + Future Change
  23. 23. Middle-out = Top-down + Bottom-up
  24. 24. Space Is the Glue
  25. 25. Government only has 6 tools for implementation and data collection</li></li></ul><li>Principles of CK<br /><ul><li>Use all 6 tools when making policies
  26. 26. Extract Informational returns everywhere
  27. 27. Re-use Information
  28. 28. Put onus on “agents of change”
  29. 29. Leverage self-interest</li></li></ul><li>Academic Interests<br />Venice Project Center<br />City Knowledge/City Lab<br />Santa Fe Project Center<br />
  30. 30. Santa Fe Project Center<br /><ul><li>Santa Fe Institute (WPI Connection)
  31. 31. Steve Guerin and Redfish
  32. 32. Santa Fe Complex
  33. 33. WPI Santa Fe Project Center</li></li></ul><li>Flocking and swarming<br />Josh Thorp, stigmergic.net<br />
  34. 34. A Simple Agent<br />
  35. 35. Repel<br />
  36. 36. Attract<br />Repel<br />
  37. 37. Ants and Pheromones<br />
  38. 38. Crowd dynamics<br />Zozobra crowd dynamics<br />
  39. 39.
  40. 40. Pedestrian evacuations<br />
  41. 41. Crowd Egress from Pittsburgh’s PNC Park<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. Stadium Applet<br />
  44. 44. Wildfire modeling<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Sandtable<br />
  48. 48. Grants and Projects<br />Venice Simtable(EU Mobilis)<br />Energence<br />DEW (NASA)<br />StreetBump<br />
  49. 49. Grants and Projects<br />Venice Simtable(EU Mobilis)<br />Energence<br />DEW (NASA)<br />StreetBump<br />
  50. 50. ABM and Venice Boat Traffic<br />
  51. 51.
  52. 52. Canal Logistics Venice, Italy<br />
  53. 53.
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  55. 55. DEW (NASA)<br />Bump<br />Venice Table Video<br />
  56. 56. Grants and Projects<br />Venice Simtable(EU Mobilis)<br />Energence<br />DEW (NASA)<br />StreetBump<br />
  57. 57. Energence<br />
  58. 58. Grants and Projects<br />Venice Simtable(EU Mobilis)<br />Energence<br />DEW (NASA)<br />StreetBump<br />
  59. 59. Digital Earth Watch<br />NASA<br />
  60. 60. DEW app<br />NASA<br />
  61. 61.
  62. 62.
  63. 63.
  64. 64.
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  66. 66.
  67. 67.
  68. 68. CitizenPipe<br />CityZapps<br />
  69. 69. Grants and Projects<br />Venice Simtable(EU Mobilis)<br />Energence<br />DEW (NASA)<br />StreetBump<br />
  70. 70. StreetBUMP<br />City of Boston<br />
  71. 71. Ambient Urban Platform<br />Cloudsourcing<br />Mobile/Automated Sensing<br />Modeling and visualization<br />Participatory decision-making<br />Agents Cloud?<br />
  72. 72. Ambient Urban Platform<br />Cloudsourcing<br />Mobile/Automated Sensing<br />Modeling and visualization<br />Participatory decision-making<br />Agents Cloud?<br />
  73. 73. GISCloud<br />The “Google Docs” of GIS<br />Private, Public or Shared Maps<br />Serve and/or Embed<br />GIS functionalities and APIs<br />Dino Ravnic + Marko Santic<br />
  74. 74. Ambient Urban Platform<br />Cloudsourcing<br />Mobile/Automated Sensing<br />Modeling and visualization<br />Participatory decision-making<br />Agents Cloud?<br />
  75. 75. Cloudsourcing w/Mobile Apps<br />Straight-to-cloud data collection <br />StreetSigns (GIScloud)<br />StreetBUMP<br />DEWButONE<br />Taxi<br />Parking<br />
  76. 76. StreetSigns<br />For Cities and Citizens…<br />
  77. 77. StreetBUMP<br />Self-interested subliminal cloudsourcing…<br />
  78. 78. Digital Earth Watch<br />Capture urban change…<br />
  79. 79. ButOne<br />CityZapps<br />
  80. 80. VeniceTaxi App<br />CityZapps<br />
  81. 81. VeniceTaxi Meter<br />CityZapps<br />
  82. 82. Park and Pay<br />CityZapps<br />
  83. 83. Ambient Urban Platform<br />Cloudsourcing<br />Mobile/Automated Sensing<br />Modeling and visualization<br />Participatory decision-making<br />Agents Cloud?<br />
  84. 84. PublicTransportation<br />DC Metro Subway<br />
  85. 85. Traffic<br />
  86. 86. Traffic Behavior<br />
  87. 87. Pedestrians<br />DEW (NASA)<br />Bump<br />
  88. 88. Sensor Harvesting<br />
  89. 89. Ambient Urban Platform<br />Cloudsourcing<br />Mobile/Automated Sensing<br />Modeling and visualization<br />Participatory decision-making<br />Agents Cloud?<br />
  90. 90.
  91. 91.
  92. 92.
  93. 93. DEW (NASA)<br />Bump<br />Venice Table Video<br />
  94. 94. Ambient Urban Platform<br />Cloudsourcing<br />Mobile/Automated Sensing<br />Modeling and visualization<br />Participatory decision-making<br />Agents Cloud?<br />
  95. 95. Autonomous Urban Agents<br />Mobile agents (Venice Table)<br />Structure agents (PubSubHubbub?)<br />Birth Certificates (Energence)<br />A new paradigm?<br />
  96. 96. Is such a Platform possible?<br />
  97. 97. How?<br />
  98. 98. CitizenPipe 2.0<br />Administrative Processes<br />Sensors<br />Municipalities<br />Citizens<br />Urban Assets<br />Behaviors<br />
  99. 99. Fabio Carrera<br />carrera@wpi.edu<br />venice2point0.blogspot.comvenice2point0.org<br />www.wpi.edu/~carrera<br />

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