Big Data and Knowledge-based Urban System in Tehran

Ebrahimnia, Vahide and Mahmoudpour, Asrin (2018) Big Data and Knowledge-based Urban System in Tehran. REAL CORP 2018 – EXPANDING CITIES – DIMINISHING SPACE. Are “Smart Cities” the solution or part of the problem of continuous urbanisation around the globe? Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information. pp. 125-134. ISSN 2521-3938

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Data, information and knowledge are essential sources of decision- making and policy- making processes in urban and regional planning and are considered to be an essential source to achieve urban planning goals. Big data is defined generally with respect to its size but this paper is focused mainly on urban and regional data, that is, data streamed from cities and regions which are regularly related to space and time. Big data has benefits of providing a detailed view of the activity patterns for multiplicity of urban populations, how cities function and can be managed, rather than a general feature by traditional statistics. In this context, application of big data has been rapid expansion in urban and regional studies and planning to cope with uncertainty and provide information requirement of decision- making processes. Appling big data in urban studies and planning processes and the practice of urban planning has been introduced as potential to more effective urban planning a more conscious decision- making. Metropolitan planning of Tehran faces known and unknown contingencies which could affect the anticipated outcome of the planning system. This shows the necessity of availability to new sources of data in order to cope with inherent uncertainties and constrains posed upon this city’s planning practice. The main questions presented by this paper are first, to explore the resources and potential of creating and appling big data –- as a knowledge resource -- in the planning and management system of Tehran, and second, how the applyication of big data affect and facilitate the function of urban planning and management in Tehran? A descriptive-analytic process has been adopted to answer this twofold question: first) tracing the creation and application of big data in urban planning around the world through systematic literature review, and second) analysis the creation and applicability of big data in Tehran planning and management system. This paper is to discuss potentials and challenges of creation, development and application of big data in the planning and management processes with a positive impact to improve urban policy- making in coping with known and unknown contingencies and uncertaitities throuh networking this type of date to other type of information and knowledge to establish a knowledge-based urban system as part of a knowledge management framework.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban planning, Tehran, urban system, knowlegde-based system, big data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2018 15:46

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