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And so once abundant city-wide networking became commonplace, the smart city then moved on to a focus on the collection and use of 'big data'. This is the sensing and recording of city activities at scale and using this data for altering the way the city runs. And like with the connected city, the data-based city can play out in a few different ways. It could be a harvesting of data from above, where citizens every moves are tracked all in the name of efficiency and optimization (for example, tracking your public transport activity to power planning apps like CityMapper) Or city data can be more bottom-up, like the examples Powell gives of neighbourhood air monitoring in London, or the Bristol community group that monitored levels of damp in their homes to help get landlords to do something about it.

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