City insights: URBAN TIMES

The diversity of time

What do urban history and the future of cities have in common? Which cycles are in motion in a city?

Frequences, predictability, transition periods, centuries: every form of time has its own visible impact on the urban space.

Time is key to understanding the urban system

Over the years, measuring urban distances through driving or walking time has become a preferred method over using kilometers or miles. Why? Because time has value over absolute distance and this is what impacts the individual’s quality of life and the profitability of the entrepreneur.

Even the duration and timing of public works can have a huge influence on the life of a city, defining its acceptance of large infrastructure projects and the driving forces behind it.

The forgotten factor

Surprisingly, time is often the forgotten factor when it comes to smart cities.

Which measurement frequencies and periods are adapted to which topics and how are they governed?

What are the costs of data-storage over time? Why is so-called “real-time” not always the best way to manage a city?

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