smart cities

BOULLIER, Dominique and Maxime CREPEL, Vélib and data: a new way of inhabiting the city

URBE, v. 6 n. 1 Jan./Abr. 2014, pp. 47-56.   The Vélib bike rental system is worth analyzing in order to understand how cities move out of a model of large infrastructures towards a personal service principle connected to digital traceability and mapping of all activities. The new offer of bikes distributed all over the […]

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BOULLIER, Dominique, Habitele: mobile technologies reshaping urban life

URBE, v. 6 n. 1 Jan./Abr. 2014, pp.13-16.   “Habitele” is a neologism that seeks to account for the anthropological mutation we are experiencing, when two thirds of human beings have become equipped with a mobile phone (6.8 billion subscriptions, i.e. approximately 4.5 billion individual users — figures of 2013). The “connected being” status changes […]

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