menu
image-01

The City Observatory

Glasgow and partner cities will act as living labs for testing new approaches to urban problems, providing real-time feedback.

read more >
image-02

The Glasgow Atlas

Take a look at diverse urban datasets for Glasgow, from health to house prices, visualised through city map layers.

read more >

The Institute for Future Cities’ City Observatory

The role of cities and their impact on our lives has never been more important.

The Institute for Future Cities at University of Strathclyde has created the City Observatory as an integral part of Glasgow’s £24 million ‘Future City Demonstrator’ project. The City Observatory is a tool that uses data to understand cities in new ways, to help develop innovative approaches to solving urban problems (in areas such as crime, health, economics, sustainability), and deliver positive outcomes for cities.

The Institute for Future Cities focuses on improving the quality of the city experience and quality of life in cities globally. With more than half the world’s population now living in cities, our aim is to improve quality of human life across the world and enable current and future cities to be understood in new ways. We do this through research, working with commercial organisations, local, national and international governments.

Ultimately, we want to make cities across the world better places to live, work, learn and invest.

Explore this site for more information on our data tools, urban data analytics and visualisations and opportunities to collaborate.

Explore this site for more information on our data portal, urban data analytics and visualisations and opportunities to collaborate.

Follow us on Twitter