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Recording of a GEO6 Webinar – data and value knowledge creation

This is the recording of a webinar that was dedicated to chapters 3 and 25 of the Global Environment Outlook. It covers different sources of data, including citizen science and indigenous knowledge. Presented by • James Donovan, CEO, ADEC Innovations • Charles Mwangi, Deputy Country Coordinator for the GLOBE Program in Kenya • Jillian Campbell, … Continue reading Recording of a GEO6 Webinar – data and value knowledge creation

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New paper: Participatory mapping and food‐centred justice in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

The Urban Zoo project focused on the issues of transfer of disease from animals to humans, in particular in the context of Nairobi, Kenya. This is mostly a medical study, but through the involvement of UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU), issues of urban planning and urban studies were integrated. The new paper “Participatory mapping and food‐centred … Continue reading New paper: Participatory mapping and food‐centred justice in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

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Notes: Focus on Open Science, Madrid

Notes for the workshop  “Open Science by Design: Practical Commitments for Implementation by (Young) Universities – New Indicators — FAIR Data — Citizen Science” this is part of the series “Focus on Open Science” and took place at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on 8th July 2019. The opening was provided by Prof. Juan José Vaquero. Vice-President … Continue reading Notes: Focus on Open Science, Madrid

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Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media Data for Socio-environmental Systems Research

SES diagram with examples of topics thathave been researched using social media dataWhile I have written about how one can use social media data to study cities, health issues etc… more recently we have been looking into how such data can be used to …

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Experiments outside the laboratory: Who should decide? (notes)

These are the notes from an event at UCL on 1st July 2019 part of Scaling (H2020 project) – innovations in Living Labs. The chair was Jack Stilgoe  – Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies, University College London. The second part of it emerged from Tom Wakefield at the ETC group which is looking at early … Continue reading Experiments outside the laboratory: Who should decide? (notes)

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Then There Were Eight

Two bicycle sharing systems have launched in London in the last fortnight, joining four systems already on the streets of central London and two more on the edge of the capital: Freebike launched a system based in the City, Islington, Hackney, Camden, Kensington, Chelsea and parts of Lambeth and Wandsworth along the river. Essentially, central … Continue reading Then There Were Eight

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House Price Performance Variations in London Over 23 Years

This map shows how different parts of London have over/underperformed with respect to the capital as a whole, with a 1995 baseline. Green areas have increased in price by more than the London median, while pink areas have underperformed, increasing by a smaller percentage from their 1995 baseline price, compared with the rest of London. … Continue reading House Price Performance Variations in London Over 23 Years

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JUMP Leaps Into London – Now It Gets Interesting

JUMP, Uber’s electric-assist dockless bikeshare, arrives in London today, with a 350-bike trial in Islington borough. The organisation is also looking to expand to other London boroughs later this summer. We’ve had quite a few dockless bikeshare operations trying to crack the London market, with its huge potential, but fragmented cooperation/approval process split between 33 … Continue reading JUMP Leaps Into London – Now It Gets Interesting

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The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation

7th May 2019 PGRG Blog #17 Albert Sabater While a key issue in geography is to investigate how spatial and social polarisation interact to produce residential segregation, particularly in terms of social class, race or ethnicity, the term ‘segregation’ is barely associated with how space and age relations intersect and develop into processes of generational … More The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation

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Citizen Science @ Computation Foundry, Swansea

The Computational Foundry at the Swansea University organised two days “Festival of Ideas” as part of the activities to celebrate its opening. The first day was organised by Ben Shneiderman and focused on aspects of AI, while the second day, curated by Jenny Preece, focused on citizen science. The summary here is from the second day, … Continue reading Citizen Science @ Computation Foundry, Swansea

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CBC – The Current – How citizen science is changing the research landscape?

Following the publication of a paper in Nature Communications on the use of eBird data for conservation planning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) dedicated a segment of their “The Current” programme to the role of citizen science. The section explored “How citizen science is changing the research landscape? Online communities and new technology are making it easier … Continue reading CBC – The Current – How citizen science is changing the research landscape?

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