Data in the City Hackathon

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Available data

Mobility data from LTA and updated datasets from NEA, covering Waste Management & Recycling, Public Cleanliness & Food Hygiene, Weather & Air Quality and Energy Efficiency. And don't forget streamlined access to NLB's Singapore Memory Project APIs, OneMap's new PopulationQuery service and much much more

Raw data underlying the sets from

  • URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) - Property Market Information, Electronic Register Data
  • HDB (Housing and Development Board) - Resale & HUDC flat prices, Rental Sublet Data
  • PUB (Public Utilities Board) - Location of flooding hotspots
  • ACRA (Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority) - UEN Database of registered entities

Talk - Andres Sevtsuk, SUTD

  • urban space as a medium of communication and accessibility - nolli map of rome 1748
  • digital system as medium of communication and accessibility - example of bus with tail showing velocity
  • digital / mechanical / structural - each additional layer builds upon previosu infrastructure
  • urban congestion toll example - erp - price barriers keep traffic down? - what if the new erp did not involve physical gantry ways but KNEW all the locations of vehicles and charged differently than just charging for entering certain zones - autonomous - "why do we need graffiti on the roads?" / why have lanes? couldn't big cars have more "bandwidth?" designing urban environments that do not demand on fixed structures / fixed lanes / fixed sizes for things
  • what is the best strategy of distributing real-time information on the availability of XX? what are the unwanted outcomes? - eg: "30% of traffic in dense urban areas is searching for parking (Shoup, 2005) how do we get info out for it?

Talk - surbana urban planning - anadan karunakaran

  • ring concept / road network / capacity etc
  • the speaker has a lot of data but showing us so much is overwhelming...
  • kigali city planning project

three orders of efficiency

  • more info visible = better decisions
  • together = better decision - coordinated decision making
  • what did you decide earlier - learn from historic trends?
  • how do we innovate with urban data? the story of reinforced concrete. from new material in late 1800s (eg saint jean de montmatre 1904 to millau bridge france 2005 - the potential of reinforced concrete in its use as long antilevers.



  • what are people searching?
  • prettygov - why can't the maps be pretty?
  • lots of stuff, but format? format/standards for common data sets