How Can We Harness Open Data to Deliver Positive Outcomes For People?

The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference is coming to Brisbane this month – join us on the 10-11th June at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Ms Jessica Christiansen-Franks, CEO and CoFounder of Neighbourlytics will be attending this year’s conference, presenting “How can we harness open data to deliver positive outcomes for people?

Jessica Christiansen-Franks

Technology is having a transformative impact on cities. It is enabling efficiencies, and insights to transport, movement, connectivity and construction that were previously unimaginable. However it’s critical that smart cities don’t only deliver on infrastructure and efficiency outcomes, and also achieve positive social impact.

How can we harness open data to deliver positive outcomes for people?

Enter, a community knowledge and analytics platform that harnesses open data to map and measure how people use places. This revolutionary new platform helps urban managers gain local data and real-time insights to shape places that thrive.

How? Open datasets including social media feeds map our movements in public spaces every day. By aggregating mapping and measuring these movements, and correlating these movements to behaviours, we can gain a rapid understanding of public space utilisation in real time. More powerful than user surveys, open data enables us to map and measure social insights anytime, anywhere.

This presentation will highlight key findings of the recent Neighbourlytics trial with Frasers Property Group across five urban development sites in Australia, outlining the key opportunities and known limitations of open data sets for public space planning.

By demonstrating the power of open data, this presentation aims to elevate the smart cities conversation beyond automatic rubbish bins, towards new mechanisms for improving community connection and social sustainability.