This week we came across two initiatives in two different cities to generate more insights from urban data.
During the SuperNova Tech event in Antwerp, a 3D replica of the city of Antwerp was launched by IMEC (a Belgian research and innovation hub) and Dutch TNO. On this ‘digital twin’ of the city, real-time data on several topics can be projected, such as noise pollution, air quality and traffic flow. This allows researchers to measure the impact of new or existing policies and to meet the challenges faced by evolving cities.
Read more about the project on TNO.nl
In NYC, the Open Data for All platform that is valuable for cities, communities and citizens will be filled with updated data annually. By opening up these kinds of platforms, the city hopes public data will be put to use by innovators, startups, technologists and other citizens to create a positive impact on the community. One of the companies that provides data for the platform is NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). Its data could be valuable for example for transportation planners.
Read more about the possibilities of the platform here. https://na.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/nycs-open-data-platform-turning-big-bright-light-how-city-works
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