Tombolo is a 3-year innovation project, developing products and services to help city authorities better use data to improve their cities.

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.

Our vision is that cities should be 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.

 
 

WHAT ARE OUR VALUES?

We ensure that our data sources and processes are transparent and traceable.

We work with others to bring together skills and ideas and share our knowledge widely.

We use a design-led approach to break new ground and create new markets.

We support others by opening our knowledge, networks and software.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Future Cities Catapult accelerates urban ideas to market, to grow the economy and make cities better. It brings together businesses, universities and city leaders so that they can work with each other to solve the problems that cities face, now and in the future.

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.

MEET THE TEAM

Charlotte Hutton

Charlotte Hutton

Partnering and Engagement Coordinator, Future Cities Catapult
Ioanna Kolovou

Ioanna Kolovou

Senior Consultant, Space Syntax
Ward Alsafi

Ward Alsafi

Senior Consultant, Space Syntax
Adam Rae

Adam Rae

Head of Urban Data, Future Cities Catapult
Aisling Conlon

Aisling Conlon

Senior User Researcher, Future Cities Catapult
Lorena Qendro

Lorena Qendro

Software Engineer, Future Cities Catapult
Hemanshu Arya

Hemanshu Arya

Software Engineer, Future Cities Catapult
Dr. Joseph Bailey

Dr. Joseph Bailey

Data Science Team Lead, Future Cities Catapult
Jon Robertson

Jon Robertson

Delivery Lead, Future Cities Catapult
Eime Tobari

Eime Tobari

Associate Director, Space Syntax
Ed Parham

Ed Parham

Director, Space Syntax
Laura Pye

Laura Pye

Communications Lead, Future Cities Catapult