Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for May 2016

CDRC exhibit at UCL Festival of Culture 2016

31 May 2016 - 12:00pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) had a successful outing at the UCL Festival of Culture, held across University College London (UCL) from 23 – 27 May. The aim of the week-long event was to showcase the rich and enthralling diversity of the world-class research carried out within the university, with over 80 free public […]

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Retail Location Analysis 2016 – videos now available

27 May 2016 - 11:30am

30 years of insight into location planning: Retail Location Analysis (RLA) is an annual executive education programme run by the Oxford Institute of Retail Management within the Saïd Business School’s programme portfolio, now in its 30th year. It is designed for retail managers with oversight of or day-to-day responsibility for location planning and development and has […]

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Focus on: Research Associate Guy Lansley

25 May 2016 - 10:00am

Guy Lansley is an academic based at the UCL branch of the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). He first joined UCL in 2012 as a Teaching Fellow in Population Geography before joining the CDRC as a Research Associate in 2014. Guy’s research is primarily focused on understanding areas and activities from big datasets. His first […]

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How can Big Data help deliver sustainability strategies?

19 May 2016 - 11:24am

Over the past few months we’ve been running a series of articles on Big Data and Sustainability in collaboration with the Innovation Forum, an organisation who produce high level events and analysis around sustainability trends and opportunities for business. Article: How can Big Data help deliver sustainability strategies? Professor William Young, Consumer Data Research Centre The rapid […]

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CDRC in the News

18 May 2016 - 10:18am

The Conversation Charge of the lycra brigade: will the Tour de Yorkshire attract more people to cycling? The Mirror Where does your surname originate from? Named Our Named site, which received significant local and national coverage, predicted where we think you might have met and where your surname may be unusually popular. Additional media coverage in […]

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New & exclusive map: ‘Top country of birth across the UK’

17 May 2016 - 9:19am

Ever wondered if Brixton is still home to a large Jamaican community or if Little Italy continues to thrive? Our new map aims to explore this and other such trends emerging across the UK. Titled ‘Top country of birth’, the map has been developed by our researcher Oliver O’Brien who states “The purpose of the […]

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CDRC Forum bridges the gap between retail & academia

13 May 2016 - 3:50pm

On Friday 6 May 2016 the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) hosted its first Data Partner Forum at the prestigious Said Business School, University of Oxford. The aim of the event was to bring together a host of existing and potential data partners along with interested academics to engage with current and future consumer data […]

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Charge of the lycra brigade: will the Tour de Yorkshire attract more people to cycling?

04 May 2016 - 10:32am

Yorkshire’s leg of Le Grand Départ was viewed as a great triumph, generating £128m for the local economy and attracting an estimated 3.6m visitors to the region. It was said that the event would boost the popularity of cycling – and indeed, the sport is undergoing something of a renaissance in the UK.

But up until now, there has been no detailed research on who attended Le Grand Départ – so there was no telling whether the event did reach out to a new audience. Now, we have used a unique dataset to investigate whether Le Grand Départ was attended by all sections of society – or just “the Mamils” (middle-aged men in lycra).

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