An overview of city analytics

Desmond J. Higham, Michael Batty, Luís M A Bettencourt, Danica Vukadinović Greetham, Peter Grindrod

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We introduce the 14 articles in the Royal Society Open Science themed issue on City Analytics. To provide a high-level, strategic, overview, we summarize the topics addressed and the analytical tools deployed.We then give amore detailed account of the individual contributions. Our overall aims are (i) to highlight exciting advances in this emerging, interdisciplinary field, (ii) to encourage further activity and (iii) to emphasize the variety of new, public-domain, datasets that are available to researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number161063
JournalRoyal Society Open Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • clustering
  • crowdsourcing
  • inference
  • modelling
  • networks
  • scaling

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