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28th April 2014

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Court Senate Room, Collins Building
University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street,
Glasgow G1 1XQ

28 April 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm

The Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde works to improve the quality of human life across the world through innovative research.

About the Event

This event introduces the Institute’s City Observatory, an information system which collects, manages and interprets diverse data related to the urban environment. By gathering together multiple sets of data, the City Observatory enables the development of an increasingly holistic understanding of cities and systems, and how these interact more widely with regions, economies, communities, businesses and individuals. The City Observatory can also aid the development of effective solutions, and capitalise on the very significant opportunities offered by cities to deliver economic growth, reduce environmental impacts and tackle major issues (for example in crime, health, transport and education).

Register for the event to hear short presentations and take part in group discussions where potential avenues for collaboration will be explored.

Who Should Attend?

This event is aimed at businesses working in areas related to data capture and potential use of data, data analytics, simulation and modelling, and data visualisation, and how they relate to the urban environment.

The event aims to introduce how the City Observatory can transform the city into a ‘living lab’ where innovative technologies and methods can used in conjunction with data to discover solutions to improve urban life. It will allow attendees to explore collaborative approaches with the City Observatory.

Contact & Registration

To find our more, and to register for this event, please contact Helen Kendrick, Programme Manager, Institute for Future Cities. Tel: 0141 578 3863.