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Human Geography

Nicklas Guldåker

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department

Human Geography

Data Visualisation and Decision Making Solutions to Forecast and Manage Complex Urban Challenges : STAKEHOLDER EVALUATION REPORT

Author

  • MARKUS RASMUSSON
  • Nicklas Guldåker
  • Per-Olof Hallin
  • Jonathan Bright
  • Yvonne Dittrich
  • Susanne Dobner
  • Leonard Mack
  • Christian Voigt

Summary, in English

Decision-making based on large amounts of data and different data sources constitutes a growing challenge for many actors in society. An increased flow of information from social media and open data sources means that decentralized decision-makers such as regions, municipalities and cities are forced to change, adapt, and modify their existing decision-making (Voight & Bright 2016). What is the current status of European cities and municipalities? How do municipalities and cities in Europe work with data-driven decision-making today? What are the future opportunities and challenges? This report provides an overview and examples of how different organisations in the European cities of Malmö, Copenhagen, Oxford, Manchester and Vienna work with and relate to possibilities, challenges and limitations of data-driven decision making. Furthermore, the report presents different views of urban stakeholders’ on data-driven decision making and how they relate to concepts of open data, big data, social media data and visualization. The purpose of this report is to outline current strategies and main points on how data is used in decision making in selected European Cities and to evaluate the current state and possible outlooks for data-driven decision making. The selected cities are either city partners in the UrbanData2Decide consortium or cities which collaborate closely with universities and institutes involved in the consortium.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2017

Language

English

Document type

Report

Publisher

UrbanData2Decide, SYNYO

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Decision-making
  • social media
  • open data
  • Malmö
  • Copenhagen
  • Oxford
  • Manchester
  • Vienna
  • stakeholder analysis
  • data-driven decision making
  • UrbanData2Decide

Status

Published

Project

  • UrbanData2Decide - Integrated Data Visualisation and Decision Making Solutions to Forecast and Manage Complex Urban Challenges, funded by Formas and other European agencies.