AGENCY OF RELEVANCE
Smell experts and data scientists are working with
architects, environmentalists and commercial
companies to create “smellscapes” within cities,
studying how urban odors help guide better city design.
Experts in Kansas City and Shanghai are creating smells
that capture a city’s diversity, and data scientists in
Cambridge (UK) are creating maps pointing to areas
most in need of green spaces. As attention turns to
olfactory science and tech, Sensorial Urbanism will likely
become more top of mind in 2016.
Close your eyes and think of
your 3 favorite cities in the world.
What do they smell like? This
map could help guide you.
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