Livehoods offer a new way to conceptualize the dynamics, structure, and character of a city by analyzing the social media its residents generate. By looking at people’s checkin patterns at places across the city, the researchers create a mapping of the different dynamic areas that comprise it. Each Livehood tells a different story of the people and places that shape it.
A. Townsend, Research Director at the Institute for the Future, talked in yesterday’s WOBI video about top-down and bottom-up smart city solutions.
When observing the explosive growth of the mobile Internet, the ubiquitous availability of ever more powerful digital services as well as the global boom in social networking, it becomes patently clear that there is a common economic force behind these trends, and that force is Data.
RedCut has released Citizen 2.0, a white paper of case studies that include 17 examples of social media and government innovation: SeeClickFix, Ushahidi, ManorLabs, Vancouver Green City, NYC Idea Market, GovLoop, Yammer, Experience Grand Rapids, Turkayfe, US Embassy in Jakarta, Zonability, CultureNow, PopVox, Localocracy, Votenaweb, EveryBlock, and YouTown.