The Urban Observatory is a groundbreaking project to monitor Newcastle, UK, and other urban areas using live, real-time data from on-the-ground sensors.
Urban Observatory holds the world’s largest collection of open urban sensing data.
More than 1,000 sensors are embedded in the building that houses the Urban Observatory.Urban Observatory’s research tracks everything from air quality to Twitter and transit flows and flood risk.
To make informed, evidence-based decisions about the future development and management of our cities, we need a baseline to work from, and that's what we're doing for the first time here in Newcastle.Urban Observatory
UK's first Urban Observatory provides unique understanding of how our cities work