Data handling and transformation in Urbanite

In previous blog posts the overall architecture of the Urbanite platform [^1] and the harvesting process [^2] were described. The harvesting process consist of multiple services working together to gather, transform and store the data from the diverse sources harvested in this project. To give the reader a better understanding of this procedure, the harvesting process for the data of two pilot cities is described in more detail in this post: Amsterdam and Messina.

Co-creation activities in Messina towards shared urban mobility solutions

The activities related to co-creation in URBANITE project are mainly performed through what we call SoPoLabs (Social Policy Labs) which see the involvement of the stakeholders which revolve around urban mobility. In Messina SoPoLabs have brought stakeholders and policy makers to discuss about common issues, in order to find shared solutions on urban mobility for the Municipality. Since the start of the URBANITE project, three SoPoLabs have been held and they have brought interesting results.

Enabling mobility planners in using the city’s traffic and mobility data: Case Helsinki, Finland

Due to digitalization, there is a growing number of traffic and mobility data available for the cities to use world-wide. It is usually in the interest of cities to take control over this data. This is also the target of the city of Helsinki, which aims to build a data platform for traffic and mobility data, therefore supporting evidence-based decision-making and strengthening the whole ecosystem of traffic and mobility. Currently, there is plenty of mobility data but it is not as widely used as it could be.