Workshop

USING DATA AND DIGITAL TOOLS TO FACILITATE BETTER POLICY AND DECISION MAKING

 
Pre-Conference Workshop | 6 March 2018

 
Workshop Leader 

 

 Prof Chris Pettit

 

Professor of Urban Science, UNSW;
Associate Director, City Futures Research Centre;
Smart Cities Director, CRCSI

 

Professor Pettit is the inaugural Chair of Urban Science at the University of New South Wales.He is responsible for the Digital Cities course at UNSW. His educational background has been focused specifically on the fields of spatial planning and GIS at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Internationally, he is a board member of the International advisory board for the “Geo for All” initiative. He is co-Chair of the “Geo for All” Urban Science and City Data Thematic, Co-Chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) International Interest Group on Urban Quality of Life Indicators and the Co-Chair of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)Technical Commission II Working Group on Geographical Visualization and Virtual Reality.
 

Agenda

Join Prof Chris Pettit on this interactive workshop focused on using data and digital tools to facilitate better policy and decision making when planning for smart cities.

 
SESSION 1

  • Utilising data for better decision making
  • Understanding the types of data available
  • Reviewing the open data landscape
  • Understanding data interoperability
  • Smart procurement of data – what to look for?
  • Getting value out of data for better decision making

SESSION 2

  • Big data and dashboards
  • What is big data
  • How do you turn big data into dashboards?
  • How do you create a dashboard?
  • Review of dashboards – International and domestic
  • Value of dashboards

SESSION 3

  • Digital planning tools
  • What available tools are out there?
  • Choosing the tools that work for you
  • Tool demonstrations:
  • (1) Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer
  • (2) GeodesignHub
  • (3) Envision Scenario Explorer
  • Using digital planning tools in practice