Case studies

Our case studies showcase the use of UBDC data and services by the UK research community, as well as our own researchers.

By publishing these case studies, the Urban Big Data Centre aims to promote the use of urban data in research and raise awareness of its benefits to the public.

If you have used our data services and would like to share your work in this section, please contact us.

If you are interested in the latest updates on our innovative research projects, from the academic researchers working on them, please visit Our research - latest updates.

Whatever the weather? Using weather data to understand usage of Glasgow’s cycle hire scheme

Researcher: Karen Macpherson, Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Data Services used: MetOffice open data

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Older people and sedentary behaviour: what’s the connection with the environment?

Researchers: Richard J. Shaw et al

Data Services used: SUDS Greenspace Data

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