Data divide

We work to overcome the data divide by providing data solutions and reports.
Data on almost every city – from demographics and employment to transport and health – has become much more accessible. This access, as well as the ability to use and share  data, will bring huge potential for understanding urban problems and for designing more sustainable and equitable cities.
However, in the era of the urban data revolution, the lack of information in certain areas is still a serious problem that can result in a ‘data divide’. Extreme poverty or the impact of armed conflicts, for example, are issues yet to be mapped or quantified in ways that people can interpret. The same shall apply to the level of digitalization of a territory or the pathways of citizens within a neighbourhood. All these matters tend to be relatively invisible to urban planners and policy makers due to the lack of existing workflows and tools to monitor and describe them.

The best past is not the shortest. A survey to understand how citizens choose their path in a neighbourhood

How can we translate the Big Data of the 19th Century?

Access to knowledge and information has changed radically in the last 20 years. The universal nature, speed and hyper-connectivity of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have transformed our way of thinking, living and communicating with our environment. The

In the context of the Open Data revolution, we are experiencing a Data Divide affecting the most vulnerable segments of society. Today, extreme poverty is a question still to be digitised in almost every city in the world. As people

The aim of dataWar project is to find new strategies to map territories in conflict situations. During wars or humanitarian crises, data shall not be trusted. The quality of information could become very poor, partial or even false. The opposing

we are awarded with STARTS PRIZE 2019

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration: Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts (and the cultural and creative sectors in general) that open new pathways for innovation.

S+T+ARTS=STARTS – Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS: STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice that effectively implement European policymaking to nurture innovation and that benefit the art world as well. The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges this continent faces.

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