Urban Analytics with Social Media Data: Foundations, Applications and Platforms (Hardcover)
The use of data science and urban analytics has become a defining feature of smart cities. This timely book is a clear guide to the use of social media data for urban analytics.
The book presents the foundations of urban analytics with social media data, along with real-world applications and insights on the platforms we use today. It looks at social media analytics platforms, cyberphysical data analytics platforms, crowd detection platforms, City-as-a-Platform, and city-as-a-sensor for platform urbanism. The book provides examples to illustrate how we apply and analyse social media data to determine disaster severity, assist authorities with pandemic policy, and capture public perception of smart cities.
This will be a useful reference for those involved with and researching social, data, and urban analytics and informatics.
About the Author
Tan Yigitcanlar is an eminent Australian researcher with international recognition and impact in the field of urban studies and planning. He is a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Along with this post, he carries out an Honorary Professor role at the School of Technology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, and is Founding Director of the Australia-Brazil Smart City Research and Practice Network. Nayomi Kankanamge is a Lecturer in the Department of Town and Country Planning at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. She has published widely in urban planning, social media analytics, smart cities, disaster management and data science.