WISC Seminar: How data philanthropy can help us understand contemporary urban environments

Posted on January 15, 2019


The next WISC seminar will be held at 4pm, on Thursday 17th January, in R0.03.  Alexander Singleton, Professor at the University of Liverpool, will give a talk on using data philanthropy to understand contemporary urban environments.  A discussion on the subject will follow his talk.

How Data Philanthropy can help us understand contemporary urban environments

Cities are awash with data that provide partial and fleeting glimpses into human activities and their contexts. Unlike many of those traditional sources of data that have been used to provide insight about population attributes and human behaviour, data are often located within the commercial sector and have limited degrees of access. Data Philanthropy provides a model for the more egalitarian access to such data. This talk focuses on the operationalisation of this concept within a UK context through case studies developed at the Geographic Data Science Lab. 

Alexander is a professor of geographic data science at the University of Liverpool. He holds a PhD in geography from UCL, London.

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