Weaving urban spaces through visible green to increase the awareness of green networks

Kazuki Wakasa, Shin'ichi Konomi

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Abstract

A number of local governments, businesses, and research institutions have discussed the usefulness and importance of "green networks" in recent years. However, most green sites are still perceived as isolated distributed patches, thereby potentially leading to their underuse and little awareness of their importance. We propose a participatory environment that can visualize connections of green sites based on the levels of visible green using celestial sphere images contributed by citizens. The system combines existing green coverage maps and smartphone-based image capture tools to show "green routes" in a city. We expect that the proposed approach can increase the networked uses of green resources, thereby increasing the awareness of green networks and potentially leading to collective efforts towards the development of richer connected green in cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrb-IoT 2016 - 2nd International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages53-56
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, Urb-IoT 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: May 24 2016May 25 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume24-25-May-2016

Other

Other2nd International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, Urb-IoT 2016
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period5/24/165/25/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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