New support network for Oxford businesses and startups

By: Isis Innovation Oxford businesses who wish to share their expertise and resources now have a network through which to engage with entrepreneurs and new Oxford startup ventures. The network is managed and run by the University’s Isis Startup Incubator. The first member of this network is Summertown-based creative design agency One Ltd. One will … Continue reading “New support network for Oxford businesses and startups”

Smart cities: from buzzword to transformative implementation

By: Katherine Tobias, University of Oxford Graduate student Katherine Tobias shares how the ODI’s Open Data for Smart Cities course helped her look beyond tech to citizens’ roles in city design and governance   Amsterdam, where the Smart Citizen environmental sensing network helps citizens capture and interpret data within their communities. CC BY 2.0, uploaded … Continue reading “Smart cities: from buzzword to transformative implementation”

Oxford podcasts: urban mobilities in the smart city

A series of seminars were delivered on in January – March 2016 at Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit, the podcasts for which you can access below. The idea of the ‘smart city’ has recently gained significant appeal amongst urban policy practitioners, international organisations, the corporate sector, academics, and social enterprises. By bringing together a range of … Continue reading “Oxford podcasts: urban mobilities in the smart city”

Oxford’s Barton Park named as NHS Healthy New Town

By: Oxford’s Barton Park development has been selected as one of ten NHS Healthy New Town demonstrator sites.  The head of NHS England will today announced plans to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capacity for approximately 170,000 residents. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of … Continue reading “Oxford’s Barton Park named as NHS Healthy New Town”

Comparing the social structure of different cities

By: Dyrol Lumbard, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford People make a city. Each city is as unique as the combination of its inhabitants. Currently, cities are generally categorised by size, but research by Oxford Mathematicians Peter Grindrod and Tamsin Lee on the social networks of different cities shows that City A, which is twice the … Continue reading “Comparing the social structure of different cities”

Social and Open Data Sources and Visualisation Methods for Urban Decision Making

By: Jonathan Bright, Oxford Internet Institute One of the deliverables from the UrbanData2Decide project has just been published on the project website. It’s a report on social and open data sources and visualisation methods for urban decision makers, and was jointly authored by ourselves at the OII, SYNYO and the ODI. The main aim was … Continue reading “Social and Open Data Sources and Visualisation Methods for Urban Decision Making”