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what we Do

Our Work

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.

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Data Services

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.

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Research

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.

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Education & Events

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.

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Play with Data

View and interact with data through our visualisations, applications and platforms including Glasgow In Motion and our Spatial Urban Data System (SUDS) transportation availability prototype.

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Working with Us

From partnerships and collaborations with organisations and business to the latest vacancies and opportunities, there are a number of ways of working with the UBDC.

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