This chapter looks to the future, given that applications of big data for urban sustainability are still in their infancy, and it could be many years before it can make a real difference. We try to place big data and urban sustainability problems in the year 2050 or even later, by first describing what the world of 2050 might look like, assuming that nations seriously tackle the global environmental and resource problems the planet increasingly faces. We then explore the possible role of big data in the cities of such a world, both in OECD and non-OECD countries, both in the transition period and later.
|Title of host publication||Big Data for Urban Sustainability|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing AG|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2018|