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Urban Science: A Short Primer: The Programmable City Working Paper 23
Kitchin, Rob
This paper provides a short introductory overview of urban science. It defines urban science, details its practioners and their aims, sets out its relationship to urban informatics and urban studies, and explains its epistemology and the analysis of urban big data. It then summarizes criticism of urban science with respect to epistemology, instrumental rationality, data issues, and ethics. It is concluded that urban science research will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, providing a valuable means of making sense of cities, but that it is unlikely it will become a new paradigm, producing an integrative approach that replaces the diverse philosophical traditions within urban studies.
Keyword(s): urban science; urban informatics; urban analytics; urban studies; urban big data; epistemology; critique
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Type: Report
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Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Kitchin, Rob (2017) Urban Science: A Short Primer: The Programmable City Working Paper 23. Working Paper. The Programmable City Working Paper.
Publisher(s): The Programmable City Working Paper
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