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The City Observatory

The Institute for Future Cities’ City Observatory is a new information system which collects, manages and interprets data related to the urban environment.

The Observatory workspace is based within the state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre – it uses data capture and analytic systems to enable analytics to be undertaken on Glasgow and other cities to create new understanding of cities and their systems, and how these interact more widely with regions, economies, communities, businesses and individuals.

For further details of the City Observatory…

Living labs

Glasgow and partner cities are acting as living labs for testing new approaches to urban problems, providing real-time feedback. This is helping to facilitate sustainable urban development by allowing researchers, developers and policy makers to see how the city responds to new systems; identify optimal solutions and uncover future possibilities.