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3.5 Smart Cities Project Data

A graphic showing an abstract three dimensional city topography.
Figure 10 Data in cities.

As you come to the end of this week’s learning, think back to the problem you identified in Week 2.

Activity 4 Starting to think about data

Timing: Allow about 15 minutes

Do you have any ideas about the types of data that might be helpful in solving this? How would you categorise the data? Is it open, closed, shared?

How would you collect the data? Would sensors be involved? Could it be crowdsourced from citizens? Or is there a chance that it probably exists already? For example, could it be closed data held by an organisation in the city, or open data available on the city open data portal?

Capture your ideas in the Smart Cities Project Ideas Template you started working on in Week 2.