Publications by Fabio Carrera

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Carrera, Fabio and J. Ferreira Jr.. (2007).  The Future of Spatial Data Infrastructures:  Capacity-building for the Emergence of Municipal SDIs.  International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research.

Carrera, Fabio and B. Glascock. (2006).  City Knowledge: sustainable municipal information infrastructures for London, UK, Boston, Massachusetts and Venice, Italy.  Presented at URISA 2006 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sept. 26-29, 2006.

Carrera, Fabio, A. Gallo and A. Novello. (2006).  Street Performances: the role of visual analysis in the micro-zoning of public space in Venice, Italy.  Workshop in Visual Analytics & Spatial Decision Support for the 2006 GIScience Conference, Muenster, Germany, Sept. 20-23, 2006.

Carrera, F. and L. Hoyt. (2006).  From Plan-Demanded Data to Plan-Ready Information: A Rationale for Comprehensive Urban Knowledge Infrastructures”.  Journal of Urban Technology 13 (2) 3-23.

Carrera, Fabio and A. Hewitt (2006).  The Premises of City Knowledge: a middle-out approach toward sustainable municipal data management in proceedings of the  25th Urban Data Management Symposium, May 15-17 2006, Aalborg, Denmark.

Krueger, Rob, F. Carrera, and J. Farmer.  (2005).  Creating Tools for Deliberative Community Planning through Interdisciplinary Research and Community Engagement” in Scholarship in Action: Applied Research and Community Change, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Partnerships, Washington, DC, pp. 39-47.

Carrera, Fabio.  (2005).  Making History:  an Emergent System for the Systematic Accrual of Transcriptions of Historic Manuscripts” in proceedings of IEEE’s 8th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition.  Seoul, South Korea:  August 29-September 1, 2005.

Carrera, Fabio.  (2005).  City Knowledge as key to understanding the relation between waters and stones in Venice” in C.A. Fletcher and T. Spencer, eds., Flooding and Environmental Challenges for Venice and its Lagoon: A State of Knowledge 2003, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 220-236.

Carrera, Fabio.  (2005). “Growing the Tree of Knowledge: extracting informational returns from the maintenance of trees in Cambridge, Massachusetts” in proceedings of the First International Conference on the Management of Urban Maintenance, Venice, Italy, April 2005.

Krueger, Rob, F. Carrera, J. Farmer and D. Benoit.  (2004). “Community Participation in Planning: Using GIS and Public Input to Envision Urban Change in ‘Real Time” in proceedings of NESTVAL Conference, Portland, Maine, 15-16 October.

Carrera, Fabio.  (2004).  City Knowledge: An emergent information infrastructure for sustainable urban maintenance, management and planning, Doctoral Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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Working Papers

Carrera, F., J. Ferreira, and L. Hoyt.  “City Knowledge:  Transforming Planners from Hunter-gatherers of Urban Data to Farmers of Municipal Information”.  To be submitted to Environment and Planning B.

Carrera, Fabio.  “The Premises of City Knowledge and their implications for informed urban planning”.  To be submitted to Journal of the American Planning Association.

Carrera, Fabio.  “Context vs. Content:  a Lynchian taxonomy of urban change and its practical implications for sustainable urban information systems”.  To be submitted to Computer, Environment and Urban Systems.

Carrera, Fabio and D. Pavan.  A Data-Farming Matrix for the Implementation of Carbon Reduction Plans in London.  Abstract accepted for the International Conference New concepts and approaches for Urban and Regional Policy and Planning?, Leuven, Belgium, April 2-3, 2007.  Not submitted.

Carrera, Fabio and S. J. Farber. “LOUIS:  A Scalable System Architecture for the Implementation of the City Knowledge approach in Municipalities”,  abstract accepted for the 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, July 11-13, 2007.  Not submitted.

Carrera, Fabio and J. Ferreira.  “The Science of Middling-out: a XXI Century Alternative to the Art of ‘Muddling Through’”.  To be submitted to Public Administration Review.

Carrera, Fabio.  “Idiocy: how Privacy and Privatization are de-priving us of essential urban knowledge”.  To be submitted to Environment and Planning A.

Carrera, Fabio and D. Pavan.  “An analytical data matrix for the sustainable acquisition of City Knowledge”  To be submitted to URISA Journal.

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