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Interpreting the city with spatial information

“The modern city is increasingly information-dependent -- cities are the most complex and delicate storage areas”

Interpreting the city with spatial information is a technique and method of understanding cities in the age of information and urbanization. This project collects and analyzes urban data to synthesize that information with findings from research on public issues of the city, including applying data analysis for urban design and rehabilitation cities using evidenced-based decision making.


Data is a set of facts which are stored in various formats and stable structures awaiting analysis and processing. However, new data formats are starting to play a huge role in the globalization and development of information and communication technology. These formats are characterized by unstable data structure. Therefore, the problem for town planners or town planning architects is how to produce information that is consistent with the area.  The ability to do this is a prominent feature of the successful town planner or town planning architect who is well-versed in the new formats.


Moreover, city information is currently morphing into more diverse forms, such as open data, data from the urban automation systems, information from the citizen sector, and social media.  These forms present a new challenge for using information when interpreting cities for future design and development.

UddC has studied and collected vast amounts of city information, and analyzes this information as a body of knowledge. The results offer an in-depth understanding of the city In various formats which are easily understood through the conversion of data into clear images and graphics.

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