Cities are complex, dynamic structures; difficult to predict and manage...

But through the analysis of big data - huge amounts of information created and stored by organisations detailing social, environmental, or economic activities - we can yield new trends and patterns, impossible to see from single sources alone. This intelligence helps us better understand the challenges facing our cities and allows policymakers, businesses and communities to develop effective solutions.

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