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Mark S. Fox Seminar: The PolisGnosis Project Enabling the Computational Analysis of City Performance

Mark S. Fox Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science Director, Centre for Social Services Engineering Senior Fellow, Global Cities Institute University of Toronto; Cities use a variety of metrics to evaluate and compare their performance.  With the introduction of ISO 37120, which con...

08.06.15 | Seminar

Robert J. Stimson Seminar: Big Data, Smart Cities and Urban Research Infrastructure

Robert J. Stimson, Senior Academic Advisor (and former Director), Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), The University of Melbourne (click here for full bio). Advances in information technologies are opening new ways to approach research and policy analysis for cities and regions. This is being driven in part by what is now...

05.05.15 | Seminar

Lunchtime Seminar: Tim Johnson on Sampling Hard-to-Find Populations

Abstract Applied social research often requires a focus on populations that are “hard-to-find.” These might include social groups such as persons with exceptionally low literacy levels, persons with specific types of disabling conditions, some very rare ethnic minority groups, homeless and/or transient persons, illicit drug users, sexual minori...

23.03.15 | Seminar

Watching online behaviours to improve government services

Abstract: Watching online behaviours to improve government services Online behaviours such as web use, social media posts, and the use of online forums provide evidence of citizens' interactions with government services and also evidence of citizens' interactions with each other.  Patterns in this behaviour can tell us new things about the way...

26.02.15 | Seminar