THE TOMBOLO PROJECT

Tombolo was a 3-year innovation project, beginning in 2015 and funded by Innovate UK. The project aimed to improve how city authorities use data. To achieve this goal, we brought together a multi-disciplinary team from Future Cities Catapult and Space Syntax to:
 
  • Develop a range of products and services to support city authorities in using data; and
  • Establish a community of practitioners to increase the supply of advanced data capabilities in the UK market and stimulate demand for data analytics in cities.

THE PROJECT PARTNERS

Future Cities Catapult

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

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.

 

  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