There is a vast amount of information about a city which is invisible to the human eye -- crime levels, transportation patterns, cell phone use and air quality to name just a few. If a city was able to be defined by these characteristics, what form would it take? How could it be mapped? Nadia Amoroso tackles these questions by taking statistical urban data and exploring how they could be transformed into innovative new maps. The "unseen" elements of the city are examined in groundbreaking images throughout the book, which are complemented by interviews with Winy Maas and James Corner, comments by Richard Saul Wurman, and sections by the SENSEable City Lab group and Mark Aubin, co-founder of Google Earth.
Nadia Amoroso specializes in visual representation as it relates to architecture, landscape architecture and the urban environment. She is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Amoroso was also a recent Visiting Fellow at Cornell University and Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas. She has a Ph.D. in Architectural Studies, and degrees in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. Amoroso is a principal of Orange + Blue Consulting, specializing in urban design, mapping and visual representation (digital and traditional means).