[CODATA-international] CAG-CRDF and CODATA Podcast Series on 'Data for Resilient Cities'

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Oct 15 02:02:10 EDT 2020

The podcast series on ‘Data for Resilient Cities’ is a reflection on the
interdisciplinary approaches taken or to be taken by various cities,
offering examples of good practices and lessons learned. It is jointly
hosted by the CODATA and Center for Applied Geomatics, CEPT Research and
Development Foundation. It offers a rich collection of conversations, case
studies and audio essays on the use of data and interdisciplinary
approaches for healthy and resilient cities.  Eminent thinkers,
practitioners, public decision-makers and policy advocates recall and
reflect, discuss critical issues and point out ways forward.

Motivated by the excellent reception of a similar podcast series on
architecture and urban planning, CRDF and CODATA have put together this
podcast series which will have 12 episodes each launched fortnightly that
will benefit researchers, serve as resource materials, work as useful
analysis to practitioners and support research as archival material.

Subscribe to the podcast series, Data for Resilient Cities on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/dataforresilientcities, you can also listen to the
podcast on Apple podcast, Spotify or

*Introduction to the Podcast*
There has recently been a conscious thrust for cities across the globe to
be smarter and more sustainable by developing and implementing
interdisciplinary big data technologies and their applications across
various urban domains. Data interoperability is an essential step to
understanding complex systems and to create the knowledge needed to drive
effective policy. This in turn allows a city to reach the required level of
sustainability and improve the living standard of citizens.  Data-driven
urbanism has gained momentum and traction as a promising response to the
necessary transition towards sustainability, leading to improved cities
performance in line with the goals of workable development and the
requirements of urban growth.

Since the COVID-19 crisis has struck the world, the importance of
interdisciplinary studies and the use of data across multiple domains and
institutions to inform policy, action and create better human habitat has
further evolved and become more marked. There are calls and efforts amongst
the governments, development organizations, and businesses to bring all the
available data together and to make data as available as possible. Sadly
very few countries have been able to use existing data to the best of its
potential. Data collection and sharing, and analytical models used in
different sectors to build interdisciplinary solutions for sustainable and
healthy cities remains a major challenge for authorities and researchers
around the world.

In this podcast series, we learn from experts about the need for escalating
interdisciplinary collaborations to address the complex issues evolving
along the time. We have been looking at the interdisciplinary data sets
recently with more hope. Many cross-domain studies have taken place to
address urban issues. Countries around the world are looking into various
approaches that involve big data analytics and data science to make the
cities resilient and healthy.

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*UN Data Forum, Discussion Panel, 16 Oct, 15:00 UTC:* Register for
Discussion Panel
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5577378695163481357> |
 | Session Recording 'Multi-Stakeholder Data Bridges’
<https://vimeo.com/465263347> | Session in UN Data Forum Attendify
 | Register for UN Data Forum <https://unstats.un.org/unsd/undataforum/>

*Units of Measure for Humans and Machines:* Position Paper and Manifesto of
the DRUM (Digital Representation of Units of Measure) Task
Group https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081656
<https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081656> and First Briefing Meeting

*International Virtual FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020, 30 Nov-4 Dec:*
 | Call for posters and lightning talks, deadline 31 Oct

*Data-Driven Governance in Sustainable Cities: *New models
for public-private data sharing: CODATA Connect Webinar, 19 Oct

*August 2020 publications*
<https://codata.org/august-2020-publications-in-the-data-science-journal/> in
the CODATA Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>

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Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

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