The focal point of this period has been the intensive work undertaken in order to be on the right track to deliver the second milestones components directly related to work package 2.
Social and Open Data Visualisation Methods and Data Sources
Social and Open Data Visualisation Methods and Data Sources Report provides background research undertaken by the UrbanData2Decide project team into social media data and open data; research which will be used as an evidence base for work package 3 – method modelling, visualisation design and framework elaboration – concerning the design of the overall system. The report looks in particular at two main issues: data sources (sections 3 and 4) as well as its applications (section 5), and data visualisation methods (section 6). In both cases, we focus on the use case of urban decision making, hence distinguishing our report from more general literature on social media, open data and visualisation.
Urban Decision-Making and Expert Integration
The aim of Urban Decision-Making and Expert Integration Report is to make available an overview of existing approaches, processes, tools and techniques to urban decision-making, and the usage of expert knowledge as well as data and more and more ‘big data’ to support decisions. The report starts out with an overview of urban decision-making approaches relevant for the project in section 2. The focus is on operational and expert-driven decision-making. Section 3 provides an overview of recent developments and experiences with data-driven decision-making both in commercial and public contexts. Section 4 presents a broad overview of existing decision support tools, as well as an analysis of the state of the art in the fields of public safety and urban renewal in section 5. Section 6 provides a summary of the findings and relates them to the overall objectives of the project.
Stakeholders, Roles, Workflows and Requirements
Stakeholders, Roles, Workflows and Requirements Report conveys stakeholders analyses have undertaken by the UrbanData2Decide team in order to survey relevant stakeholders in the areas of urban governance for the development of the two decision support tools. As a part of the analysis, the main roles, workflows, experiences and requirements of relevant stakeholders have been mapped out in three distinctively different case studies in the cities of Malmö (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Vienna (Austria). Each case study has a specific focus on a pre-defined topic. The case study conducted in the city of Malmö focuses on urban safety and security, relating to how decisions are made on a proactive and operational level. The case study conducted in the city of Copenhagen focuses on municipal spatial planning, including information on how decisions are made for a longer period of time in collaboration with the citizens. The caste study conducted in the city of Vienna presents ten minor examples on how the UrbanDataVisualiser and UrbanDecisionMaker could be leveraged in ongoing, and future, projects in Vienna.
Team meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark
The consortium is currently preparing the next project meeting to be held on 18-19 March 2015 in Copenhagen at the IT University.
Upcoming stage of the project
SYNYO will continue to supervise the overall management and coordination of the project while working together with the project team on WP2 Basic Exploration, Stakeholder Studies and Requirement Analysis and prepare for WP3 where they are leading Task 3.3 on designing module-oriented mockups and user interfaces.
In the next three months ZSI and MU have the responsibility to lead the completion of the tasks on legal, social and ethical aspects in context of the project focus and the task on the integrated research model and a stakeholder requirements catalogue with use cases.