Tim Barton: Can Google’s ‘Popular Times’ Feature Change The Way We Plan?

Quick but thoughtful read, especially if you’re into municipalities, infrastructure, or city planning: Can Google’s ‘Popular Times’ Feature Change The Way We Plan? “These days we hear a lot about the potential benefits to planning of ‘big data’. With most people walking, cycling, taking transit or driving around with a smartphone in their pocket, people interested in planning cities can get quite excited about the potential information that becomes available: where are people going; when are people going; how are people going?”

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