Redefining the Use of Big Data in Urban Health for Increased Liveability in Smart Cities
AbstractPolicy decisions and urban governance are being influenced by an emergence of data from internet of things (IoT), which forms the backbone of Smart Cities, giving rise to Big Data which is processed and analyzed by Artificial Intelligence models at speeds unknown to mankind decades ago. This is providing new ways of understanding how well cities perform, both in terms of economics as well as in health. However, even though cities have been increasingly digitalized, accelerated by the concept of Smart Cities, the exploration of urban health has been limited by the interpretation of sensor data from IoT devices, omitting the inclusion of data from human anatomy and the emergence of biological data in various forms. This paper advances the need for expanding the concept of Big Data beyond infrastructure to include that of urban health through human anatomy; thus, providing a more cohesive set of data, which can lead to a better knowledge as to the relationship of people with the city and how this pertains to the thematic of urban health. Coupling both data forms will be key in supplementing the contemporary notion of Big Data for the pursuit of more contextualized, resilient, and sustainable Smart Cities, rendering more liveable fabrics, as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 and the New Urban Agenda. View Full-Text
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Allam, Z.; Tegally, H.; Thondoo, M. Redefining the Use of Big Data in Urban Health for Increased Liveability in Smart Cities. Smart Cities 2019, 2, 259-268.
Allam Z, Tegally H, Thondoo M. Redefining the Use of Big Data in Urban Health for Increased Liveability in Smart Cities. Smart Cities. 2019; 2(2):259-268.Chicago/Turabian Style
Allam, Zaheer; Tegally, Houriiyah; Thondoo, Meelan. 2019. "Redefining the Use of Big Data in Urban Health for Increased Liveability in Smart Cities." Smart Cities 2, no. 2: 259-268.