We want this blog space to be filled with contributions from far and wide. If we are monopolising the conversation, then we are getting it wrong.


So if you’ve a point to make about open city data or an idea around which you want to start some creative thinking, get in touch.


And if you do feel shy about coming forward, we know who you are and we’ll be sure to come knocking anyway.

- The City Data Team

What Are Companies Doing with Big Data?

Businesses have long heard that big data is the future, driving how brands interact with their customers. To remain competitive, marketers must find ways to not only extract and study data but also put that information to use in bettering … Continued

Who wants to live forever?

Increasing life expectancy has been one of the wonders of the last century. About a third of babies born today can expect to celebrate their 100th birthday. But improving life expectancy has less obvious impacts on many aspects of your … Continued

The Year of Open Data

By Zack Gardner   The Year of Open Data The coming year will see open data strategy as a focal point for businesses and the public sector writes @urbantide. The emphasis will shift from how it is collected to how … Continued

London: The Open Data Capital

By Dr James Cheshire Throughout London’s history, its data have inspired innovative maps and visualisations from the likes of John Snow, William Farr, Charles Booth and Florence Nightingale, all of whom were truly pioneering in their communication of complex datasets … Continued

Taking the temperature of London businesses

By Joel Marsden, Economist, Intelligence Unit, Greater London Authority   As the autumn winds whip around City Hall to mark an abrupt end to the Indian summer, results from the London Business Survey (LBS) allow us to take the temperature … Continued