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October 2016

Human Dynamics and Urban Structure

20th October 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8RZ United Kingdom
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CDRC Deputy Director, Prof Alex Singleton, will be delivering a seminar on Human Dynamics and Urban Structure at the Urban Big Data Centre in Glasgow. Abstract Developing models of urban structure and human dynamics has a long history within geography and planning. In their contemporary form, geodemographic classifications represent complexity as a typology of salient characteristics, drawing measures relating to attributes and behaviours of population alongside urban morphology and context . This seminar will explore a series of advances in geodemographic…

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Big Data Here – a live exhibition

26th October 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 28th October 2016 @ 3:30 pm
North Lodge, University College London, Gower Street
London , WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) are hosting 'Big Data Here', a free exhibition of local, live data providing an alternative, digital view of the physical space around University College London (UCL). Each day a different live data feed will be projected onto the north wall inside the North Lodge, opposite to an Ipad wall created by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), which will display live data across various screens. As well as being visible in real time to…

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Customers Exposed 2016

27th October 2016 @ 9:45 am - 5:15 pm
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The demands made on brands by consumers and citizens are becoming ever more niche, exacting and uncompromising. This is the conference that sends out a warning flare to brands on what they can expect and how they can react. Now in its third year Customers Exposed offers fresh insight, provocation and advice for anyone wanting to successfully ride the new wave of customer demand. Eleven research professionals offer a wide-ranging, evidence-based and provocative view of newly-empowered, savvy and financially-rejuvenated customers.…

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Empty Housing Innovation Lab

29th October 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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Interested in learning more about data and doing some social good along the way? Student Data Labs, in collaboration with the CDRC, are running an Empty Housing Innovation Lab on Saturday 29th of October in London. Free for all students, the event explores how we can address the housing crisis with data. Students have the option to join a Data Workshop and an Innovation Lab. In the Data Workshop, students will be learning practical, highly useful data skills. In the Innovation Lab, students…

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November 2016

Sold Out: Lecture by Jack Dangermond, Founder & President of Esri

9th November 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 9:00 pm
University College London, Room 110A, Pearson Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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Please note this event is now fully booked. To add your name to a waiting list please contact  Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Esri, will be visiting University College London (UCL) and giving a talk on his vision for how GIS and Geography can help address the global challenges we face today to shape the future for our world. Esri, founded in 1969, are a global leader in GIS software sales and consulting, operating across various public, private and third…

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February 2017

Webinar: Creating Top Metric Maps

21st February 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A collaboration between the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the UK Data Service (UKDS) , this webinar will be hosted by Oliver O'Brien, developer of our popular mapping interface CDRC Maps. The webinar will unveil the process of creating “Top Metric” demographic maps, such as the Top Industry map seen on the CDRC Maps platform. After discussing the key cartographic, geographic and technical considerations behind the maps, Oliver will walk through the process of creating such a map, from obtaining the data…

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Webinar: Bringing new forms of data to the study of cities

22nd February 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A collaboration between the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the UK Data Service (UKDS) , this webinar will be hosted by Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel, based at our University of Liverpool Centre. This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in computers, cities and data. Participants will learn about the explosion of new sources of data and about changes in urban cities that are currently taking place, as well as the main opportunities and challenges this represents. Special attention will be…

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#AirHack – ODI Leeds & Defra

24th February 2017 @ 9:30 am - 25th February 2017 @ 5:00 pm
ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor, Munro House, Duke Street,
Leeds, LS9 8AG
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CDRC Leeds will be supporting ODI Leeds and Defra on this event to explore air quality - the problems, the data, the solutions. We're looking for anyone and everyone insterested in air quality - data scientist, programmer, technologist, maker, story-teller, activist, analyst, policy maker, etc. Maybe you've been using any of the commercial air sensors (or DIY solution) and want to talk about your findings, or maybe you work in health and want to see how Defra data could be…

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March 2017

London R – free workshop in London

28th March 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place
London, WC1E 7JG United Kingdom
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London R is holding a free workshop and networking event in London on 28th March

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April 2017

CDRC @ GISRUK 2017: Opening up consumer data for social science research

19th April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Humanities Bridgeford Street
Manchester, M13 9PL
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Consumer data is a key source of new and novel data or “Big data”.  Data previously available only within businesses are increasingly becoming available for research use.  These consumer data can be used to examine a wide variety of research questions.  But how can you as a researcher get access to these kinds of data and what kinds of analyses could you undertake with them? Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of Phase 2 of the…

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