Quality of Urban Life IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

In 2007 the world’s population became more urban than rural according to the United Nations. Urban Quality of Life (QoL) is the general well-being of individual and societies living in cities. As there is a growing number of the world's population moving into cities there is increasing importance for the need for urban QoL indicators that can benchmark and enable comparative analysis in and between cities so that the social, environmental, economic and cultural dimensions can utlimately be improved.

This RDA interest group is being set up to contribute to this challenge by identifying a minimum set of interoperable open access datasets across the social,  environmental, economic and cultural domains that can be used to build comparable indicators of Urban Quality of Life (QoL) in a global setting.

 

 


Recent Activity

21 Nov 2017

New Master of City Analytics

Hi All,

I am pleased to announce the enrolment for the first intake into UNSW's Masters of City Analytics  (MCA) is now open. Core courses include Programmable Cities, GIS and Urban Informatics, Digital Cities, Geodesign, Geocomputation and Urban Data Visualisation. A lot of courses and content will be based on open source technologies including our recently launch CityData platform which has been implemented on Geonode.

https://citydata.be.unsw.edu.au/

21 Nov 2017

New Master of City Analytics

Hi All,

I am pleased to announce the enrolment for the first intake into UNSW's Masters of City Analytics  (MCA) is now open. Core courses include Programmable Cities, GIS and Urban Informatics, Digital Cities, Geodesign, Geocomputation and Urban Data Visualisation. A lot of courses and content will be based on open source technologies including our recently launch CityData platform which has been developed on Geonode.

https://citydata.be.unsw.edu.au/

08 Dec 2016

CUPUM Conference 2017 in South Australia.

Hi All,
Hope to see you at CUPUM 2017.
Regards
Chris
Apologies for cross postings
15th International Conference on
Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
(CUPUM 2017)
Planning Support Systems for Resilient and Smart Urban Futures
Adelaide – Australia
July 11-14, 2017
REMINDER: ABSTRACT FOR CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PAPER EXTENDED TO 23RD DECEMBER 2016
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07 Nov 2016

An Upper Level Ontology for Global City Indicators  talk by Mark Fox

Members of this WG may be interested in the first online session an upcoming (Th, Nov 10th) mini-series on "Domain Vocabularies, Ontologies and Semantics" - a Domain Vocabulary-Ontology Dialog

 

Call in information etc. is at http://ontologforum.org/index.php/DomainVocabularies#Domain_Vocabularies...

 

17 Sep 2016

Proposed project to create an urban indicator foundation ontology

The ultimate goal of publishing a city’s indicators is to enable the performance of longitudinal analysis (i.e., how and why a city's indicators change over time) and transversal analysis (i.e., how and why cities differ from each other at the same time). In other words, to discover the root causes of differences and act on them. However before we can focus on analysis, we have to solve the indicator representation problem. The representation problem can be divided into four parts:

28 Aug 2016

CUPUM 2017 15th International Conference in Adelaide, Australia.....Invitation to submit an abstract for a book chapter, conference paper or poster

Hi All,
Another posting....
The computers in urban planning urban management conference (CUPUM) is coming to Australia next year. Hope to see you there too.
Regards,
Chris Pettit
15th International Conference on
Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
(CUPUM 2017)
Adelaide - Australia
July 11-14, 2017
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