In Milton Keynes, the Tombolo digital connector will help decision makers better understand obesity by making it easier to connect models, such as models of population health, physical activity, and socio-demographic change.
We are witnessing the emergence of a ‘science of cities’. The Internet of Things and increasing quantities of ‘big’ data offer an unprecedented opportunity to enhance our understandings about how our cities function and open up new opportunities to make … Continued
Most cities interviewed are split into departments with a clear role/domain/responsibility. Departments tend to be sub-divided, so that for example Environment and Planning will include Planning and also Housing. Departments will typically be arranged with a director linking day to … Continued
PROCESSES — In areas such as planning there are statutory requirements setting out processes that must be followed. These define sets of policy documents, supporting evidence bases and studies, plans to produce, time scales for reviewing and updating them, and … Continued
DATA — Generally three types of data are used – data collected nationally by Government and made available to cities, data collected by private sector companies, and data collected by cities themselves. Some are collected as part of their services, … Continued
With the initial research and exploration phase of the Tombolo project we had the opportunity to investigate some of the key challenges facing cities in the UK. This phase involved desk research and interviews with city stakeholders across various different … Continued
For the Tombolo project to be a success, it is critical that our digital connector and associated models satisfy the market need, and are positioned appropriately within that market. To aid this process, we have created an overview document, aiming … Continued