Geographic information science II : less space, more places in smart cities

Authors: Roche, Stéphane
Abstract: This second report is dedicated to the concept of ‘place’ revisited in the context of smart cities. Some recent studies suggest that today’s digital cities rely more on an approach to the urban context based on a network of connected places than on an approach to the city built on areal spaces. Does it mean that there are more places and fewer spaces in spatially enabled cities? Is the intelligence of a city mainly related to its ability to sound out the genesis of urban places? These issues raise questions about the design of spatial models used to build GIS, as well as place-based urban design methods and tools. This second report explores these questions from the standpoint of GISciences.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 19 May 2015
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/846
This document was published in: Progress in human geography, Vol. 39 (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132515586296
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Alternative version: 10.1177/0309132515586296
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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