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School of Geography

Smart Cities: Bridging Physical & Digital, 09-10 November 2012

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This exhibition which is being held in Leeds City Museum is part of the 2012 Festival of Social Science. Its aim is to demonstrate how the latest innovations in research and technology are revolutionizing the urban landscape and our experience of it. Through interactive exhibits, developed by the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (University of Leeds) and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (University College London), you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the latest technologies and see for yourself how cities are becoming ‘smarter’ and more habitable.
Whether it’s simulating flight over the urban landscape, or understanding how Twitter and other forms of social media can help us tackle crime and traffic jams, we guarantee a fascinating experience. Technology is rapidly transforming the places in which we live, from Google Maps to Twitter and real-time monitoring of transport networks. The exhibition will showcase how recent developments in spatial analysis methods, such as geo-visualisation, modelling and simulation are transforming urban centres into Smart Cities.
The hands-on exhibits include:

  • Pigeon Sim
  • CityDashboard
  • Tweet-o-Meter

This event is open to the public and is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Opening times: Friday 09 November 10am-5pm and Saturday 10 November 11am-5pm

For further information about this free event click on the brochure above right.

So be part of it. See how science is shaping our world and play a part in shaping science!

Experience what it is like to fly over Leeds using our pigeon sim

This event is funded as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science. The Festival celebrates some of the UK’s leading social science research. This year’s festival events are aimed at encouraging business, charities, government agencies, schools and college students to discuss, discover and debate topical social science issues.

Any questions or inquiries, please contact Amy O'Neill at A.ONeill(at)