Earlier this year we hosted a student, Christopher Lunny, as part of the Data Lab MSc programme. The goal of Christopher's MSc project with us was to test out U~SMART's real-time data performance using Transport for London Countdown API. We also wanted to answer this question: How well do the buses adhere to their timetables?
We have had a fantastic year touring Scotland and delivering open data training pilot workshops on behalf of the Scottish Government to a total of 317 public sector delegates from 72 public bodies. Here we review what delegates said about our training and how that feedback shaped our new training programme.
Announcing our new open data training programme. We've designed a unique set of workshops based on past training delegate feedback- check it out!
Working with Jacobs, Welsh Government and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to support the Council to change resource consumption habits and become smarter in its approach to reaching carbon reduction targets across a range of areas.
We had the pleasure of spending the last few months with Big Data MSc student Christopher Lunny at Urban Tide HQ. During his time with us, Christopher did some really interesting things with Transport for London data and developed some incredible data visualisations.
Read more about the (Y)our City Centre project our role in it. The project is the next phase of Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks, which are aiming to make the city centre a more vibrant, playful, cleaner and greener urban environment, to make the city centre more liveable.
Urban Tide will make up part of an international reference panel to offer assurance, insight and smart cities expertise at four stages of the Newcastle project, culminating in a smart cities strategy for the second most populated area of New South Wales.
Our Chief Operational Officer (COO) Steven Revill has been delivering the Scottish Government’s Open Data Training Pilot for 9 months now and one of the most common discussions cropping up during the sessions is metadata. Here Steven reflects on the discussions he’s had with training delegates about metadata.
To be continuously challenged is among one of our core values. Last month our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steven Revill, took part in a panel discussion that challenged him to leave his IoT (Internet of Things) partisanship echo chamber to consider IoT's more challenging issues.
Here is what Steven had to say about the experience:
Last week UrbanTide presented opportunities around smart city and open data initiatives in the water sector at the Water Innovation Europe conference organized by WssTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform) which is the European technology platform for water.
‘Smart cities embrace ideas that have been proven elsewhere and customise them to meet genuine local needs. In turn, these efforts serve as exemplars, showing the way for others to follow.’ Read more about why we love this quote and how it shapes our work with smart cities
We are halfway through delivering a year-long programme of free open data training for Scottish public sector organisations on behalf of Scottish Government. From talking to over 100 people in 16 sessions since November 2015, we’ve gathered substantial insight and feedback from people at all levels in public services...
Just three little words but a hugely powerful and worthwhile programme! It was a pleasure to be involved in the cohort for EiE 2015 and to have now had time to reflect on everything since the high of that exhilarating 1-minute pitch to over 700 people in the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Thursday 14th May 2015.
In May 2015 Steven Revill, founding member of UrbanTide was elected as Chairperson of the All Scotland branch of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Steven writes about this ‘honour and privilege’.
In 2013, Glasgow beat a host of other UK cities to win funding worth £24 Million from Innovate UK to explore innovative ways to use technology and data to make life in the city safer, smarter and more sustainable.
A few years ago when I attended Smart Cities events the majority of the delegation were there to ‘find out more’ or ‘understand what it all meant.’ I am pleased to report that the majority now attend to tell people about their Smart City projects.
Exploring and creating visually stunning data stories for the new Bristol planetarium.
Our take on the major areas to look out for in Smart Cities, 2015.
Urban Tide on Storify
For a city to become 'smart', what has to take place is a constant cycle of innovation and iteration whilst never losing sight of citizen benefits being the primary motivation to succeed. With this is mind, UrbanTide have decided to present 5 case studies of remarkable and effective initiatives which will help inform future practices as we travel the path to smarter and more connected urban spaces.