status: Completed

Chair (s): Chris Pettit, Max Craglia, Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, Mark Fox

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Stefanie Kethers


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.

 

 

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24
June
2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

by Yolanda Meleco

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC. Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings. Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.
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16
May
2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

by Yolanda Meleco

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.  
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10
July
2018

Survey on a European Transport Research Cloud

by Sarah Jones

Hi all,   The European Commission has established an Expert Group to investigate the main needs, obstacles and opportunities for open data sharing in the area of transport research. The Group will make recommendations about the potential for a Transport Research Cloud as a thematic pillar of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).  
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21
November
2017

New Master of City Analytics

by Chris Pettit

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/
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21
November
2017

New Master of City Analytics

by Chris Pettit

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/
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08
December
2016

CUPUM Conference 2017 in South Australia.

by Chris Pettit

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 [cid:***@***.***][cid:***@***.***][cid:***@***.***]
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07
November
2016

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

by Gary Berg-Cross

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...  
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06
November
2016

Quality of Urban Life Session - Denver 8th RDA Plenary - Summary

by Chris Pettit

Dear All, Here is summary of our Quality of Urban Life session we held at the 8th RDA Plenary in Denver. Special thanks to Demetris Avraam for putting this together. 8th RDA Plenary Meeting, Denver, Colorado Quality of Urban Life IG
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17
September
2016

Environment and Finance Ontologies for Global City Indicators

by Mark Fox

I've posted two new working papers:   1. An Environment Ontology for Global City Indicators (ISO37120)   2. A Finance Ontology for Global City Indicators (ISO37120) Comments welcome!
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