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Book of Urban Informatics

Book of Urban Informatics

Book Type: eBook with Open Access

ISBN 978-981-15-8983-6

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  • This book is the first to systematically introduce the principles, technologies, and smart applications of urban informatics, from the dimensions of Urban Science, Urban Sensing, Urban Computing, Urban Big Data Infrastructure, and Urban Systems and Applications.
  • The book brings together 40 internationally leading research teams across a wide range of scientific disciplines to deliver collaborative understanding, technology and solutions.
  • The book has over 1.96 million chapter downloads within 2 years of publication. It is Springer’s book with the most chapter downloads in 2022 under the interdisciplinary and social science sector (Springer published over 2,000 books in this sector in 2021 alone).
  • The book is commented as “compulsory read”, “must-read book”, and “the best introduction book to the smart cities field (for planners)”. It has been selected as the textbook by many universities worldwide, for example, MIT and Zhejiang University.



  • Urban Big Data Infrastructure
  • Urban Computing
  • Urban Science
  • Urban Sensing
  • Urban Systems and Applications



  • Wenzhong Shi, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences; Recipient of Wang Zhizhuo Award, ISPRS
  • Michael F. Goodchild, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara; Distinguished Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Science; Recipient of the Prix Vautrin Lud
  • Michael Batty, Bartlett Professor, University College London; Distinguished Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society (UK); Recipient of the Prix Vautrin Lud
  • Mei-Po Kwan, Choh-Ming Li Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Anshu Zhang, Research Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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