I remember walking along a Tokyo street in about 2000 and remarking to a colleague that maybe we could do something along the lines of "urban computing". Then I pretty much forgot about it. I then helped create an EPSRC-funded project called Cityware, with colleagues from U. Bath, The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, Imperial College, Vodafone and Nokia. We investigated the notion of the city as a system: how to embed computational architecture in urban places. I was joint leader of the sub-theme of Security, Privacy and Trust.

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The City As A System

Two slides in a talk I give to illustrate thinking of Cities as systems:



Cityware (and more recent) publications