Royal Society Open Science welcomes proposals for special collections of thematically related high-quality manuscripts that explore areas of research that are rich in novelty, especially those areas that are inter-disciplinary in scope and content.
Guest edited by Desmond J. Higham, Michael Batty, Luís M. A. Bettencourt, Danica Vukadinovic Greetham and Peter Grindrod.
The growing human urban population presents unique opportunities and challenges for a range of stakeholders. As is presented in this special collection, using a range of mathematical, computational and statistical tools, it is possible to extract and analyse data on urban environments from myriad sources of information. In the City Analytics special collection, interdisciplinary work exploring, for instance, social media usage patterns, transport networks and urban resilience to natural disasters, such as flooding, provide researchers and policymakers with detailed insights to better understand and plan urban environments in future.
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