Funded by the ESRC, the UBDC brings together urban social scientists, data scientists, and statisticians to promote innovative research methods and the use of big data to improve well-being in cities.
Our data services have been established for a wide range of users who wish to conduct research on urban issues using big data. In this section you can browse our data collections and apply for access.
As well as supporting urban research by a wide range of users, we also conduct our own studies to generate new knowledge and insights for use in city planning and policymaking.
Through our education, training and events programmes we provide opportunities for researchers and practitioners, across disciplines and organisational boundaries, to acquire new skills and knowledge.
This section showcases our work with the UK and international research communities, industry, and UK, devolved and local government.