Developing A Thesis Topic

by Aaron Pompei


Posted on February 24, 2017



The old adage, "knowledge is power" comes through as an equalizing force for soceity rather than its function to differientiate social class as is its intention. With data careening all around us and computational power to process it in near real-time to deliver actionable inforamtion this power dynamic relies on the expertise and humanitarian orientation of the new technocartic class of millenials and Gen Xers. Just needing to design and develop public facing points of access.

Big Ideas & Ill-Structured Problems

  • Greater community cohesion and individual agency within the smart city.
  • Data visualization system to inform and reshape behaviors of energy consumption.
  • Spatial information system to diminish service failures and increase reciprocal engagement with municipal and government personnel.

Fleshing Out Ideas

  1. Urban municipalities increasing their efficacy through IoT and Big-Data can decrease social and economic divides through applications of data in forms that promote an increase of community cohesion and individual agency.
  2. Smart city...combination of technologies such as IoT, Data Analytics, and Mobile Computing...increase reciprocal engagement, community cohesion, and individual agency strengthening society for a more equal and sustainable future.
  3. The technology base making up smart cities today has had a positive impact on the efficiency of service delivered to its residence. These same technologies can extend the relationship citizens and communities have with their local government for greater reciprocation and collaboration having a larger positive effect on individual community cohesion, municipal maintenance, preventative costs related to crime, and a more self-reliant and sustainable society.

Draft Thesis Topic

The technology base making up smart cities today has had a positive impact on the efficiency of services delivered to its residence. These same technologies can extend the relationship citizens and communities have with their local government for greater reciprocation and collaboration having a larger positive effect on individual community cohesion, municipal maintenance, preventative costs related to crime, and a more self-reliant and sustainable society.


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