WHAT IS OUR VISION?
The internet and the rise of IoT mean that we are producing more data within our cities than ever before. This data can give us considerable insight into how our complex cities work. Yet, many city authorities do not analyse this data to inform decision-making or policy – and those who do, often produce, publish and store data within the silos of their city departments, reducing the possibility of uncovering new insights.
We envision cities being governed as the large, interconnected systems that they are. If we remove silos and connect data sets from across our cities, we can begin to build a more holistic view of how they interact and behave. This will allow us to develop far more effective and innovative solutions for addressing multiple challenges at once and, therefore, accelerate the rate at which we improve our cities and make them more livable spaces for people.
THE PROJECT'S VALUES
Space Syntax provides strategic consulting services in the planning and design of cities, urban places and buildings. Our mission is to introduce human-focused, outcome-oriented perspectives into planning and design processes and to contribute to creating places that foster economic growth, health and wellbeing, equality and sustainability.