Public Workshop: Co-designing a better narrative for Air Quality in Sheffield with open data
Presented by The Better With Data Society in partnership with Sheffield City Council
Friday 23 January 2015
11am - 4pm (lunch and refreshments included)
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
The Air Quality+ programme is opening up access to the city’s vast amounts of data which could hold the key to addressing the city’s environmental, social and economic challenges.
We are calling for people with an interest in air quality, and related issues such as public health, transport and cycling, to help improve the quality of data being collected and put it to good use.
We’re bringing citizens, businesses and organisations together to create a data-driven ambition for air quality in Sheffield and make smart things happen. Collaborators include entrepreneurs, developers, environmental groups, designers, policy makers, place shapers, community champions, planners, data experts, hacktivists, public health professionals, cyclists and more.
You will gain a fascinating new insight into Sheffield’s air quality, its contributing factors and its impacts. Together we’ll identify uses for the data, which could range from proposals for changing public services in the city to innovative new software, apps or artworks.
This is one of a series of events to stimulate informed public dialogue about Sheffield’s air quality challenge using open data.
Co-Design Workshops: Over the course of 3 co-design workshops, stakeholders who collect or might use relevant data will collaborate to identify the gaps, weaknesses and potential uses for Air Quality+ data that will help citizens and businesses to create new insights and opportunities that re-define the ambition and story of air pollution in Sheffield. Register for 23 Jan, 13 Feb, 13 Mar.
AQ+ Launch Party - Art, Data & Quality of Air: a free public event to showcase 3 specially commissioned interactive artworks that are inspired by or use open data made available through the Air Quality+ project. Reserve your pass for 23 Jan.
Make & Build for Better Air Quality+: a hands-on event to use Air Quality+ data to create better urban experiences. Design improved civic policies, generate new cultural objects and events, and prototype new apps and products. If you run a community venue across Sheffield, you can also build and take away a visualisation station that will help bring to life the Air Quality+ data for your community. Reserve your place for 14 Mar.
The Air Quality+ project is a collaboration between Better With Data and Sheffield City Council. We are working with civil society partners, artists, businesses and entrepreneurs, universities, researchers and local authority partners across Sheffield and the broader open data community to open up new insight and opportunities through air quality related data.
Air Quality+: http://betterwithdata.co/airqualityplus
The Air Quality+ project is funded through the Local Government Association’s Open Data Breakthrough Fund. This supports local authorities to release previously unavailable data and develop the capability to improve access to their local authority data.
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The Better With Data Society
By working with citizens, businesses, public bodies and academic institutions we improve access to, demand for and quality of public data in order to catalyse new civic, cultural and economic opportunities using open data.