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New high-resolution traffic flow dataset from UBDC

New high-resolution traffic flow dataset from UBDC

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DataCivil’s lead discusses Disaster Risk Reduction

DataCivil’s principal investigator, Philipp Ulbrich participated in a panel discussion for the launch of the Municipal Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro state.

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2024

Urban Big Data Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on 29 January 2024. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the University of Glasgow, UBDC is a dynamic research hub and national data service, championing the use of smart data to inform policymaking and enhance the quality of urban life.

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Introducing the Adzuna teaching dataset

UBDC are excited to announce the launch of ‘Adzuna Teaching’, a small and random subset of our main Adzuna dataset. Adzuna Teaching makes Adzuna accessible to a wider audience, specifically students undertaking research projects and lecturers interested in employment or Smart Data. It will also be of interest to researchers thinking of applying for the full Adzuna dataset. Adzuna Teaching preserves the structure, and contains all variables, of our main Adzuna dataset. It therefore includes detailed information on salary, occupation, sector, seniority, skills, location, and job descriptions. See our Adzuna metadata for all variables included. The dataset represents a random 20,000 subsample of all (deduplicated) UK adverts posted on Adzuna.co.uk in the month of September 2021.

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Sensor-enhanced housing survey for urban heat investigation

The collaboration between UBDC Urban Sensing & Analytics team and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) originated from a small pilot study carried out by UBDC in the winter of 2021, supported by ESRC.

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2023

UBDC data analysis reveals concern for the UK's overheating homes

UBDC data analysis reveals concern for the UK's overheating homes

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2023

Waterproofing Data project wins ESRC Celebrating Impact award

An UBDC project that’s increasing community resilience of flood-prone areas in Brazil has won an ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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2023

Are short-term rental regulations impacting Airbnb listings?

Airbnb, the biggest player in the online ‘home-sharing’ world, is running a 2023 ad campaign to encourage more people to rent out their homes or rooms for some extra cash. This comes at the same time that the Scottish Government has put in place new regulations for the sector.

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2023

Private renting and the suburbanisation of poverty

One of the most marked changes in the UK’s housing system over the last 30 years has been the rise of the private rented sector (PRS). Many more low-income households now find homes in this sector.

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2023

Data for insights into mobility

Traditional approaches to transport planning are giving way to the new mobilities paradigm. This approach challenges us not to think about transport in neat categories, whether those be trip purpose or travel mode. Instead, it invites us to think about the complexity and interconnectedness of how humans, goods, and information move around.

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2023
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