Author(s): Jeana D. Ripple
An interdisciplinary organization called the CityProtocol Society recently proposed a universal formatfor urban data collection. Noticeably missing is a taxonomyof data-types to enable cross-referencing withan old form of city protocols—building codes. As smartcities move from data collection toward predictiveformulas, this article argues that both smart city dataand building codes must adapt to share attributesand test operations. Using computational theory as aframework, the reorientation of building codes towardnetworked response is considered as a link betweenurban material performance and the next phase ofsmart city formation.
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