Author(s): Jeana D. Ripple
An interdisciplinary organization called the CityProtocol Society recently proposed a universal format for urban data collection. Noticeably missing is a taxonomy of data-types to enable cross-referencing with an old form of city protocols—building codes. As smart cities move from data collection toward predictive formulas, this article argues that both smart city data and building codes must adapt to share attributes and test operations. Using computational theory as a framework, the reorientation of building codes toward networked response is considered as a link between urban material performance and the next phase of smart city formation.
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