Drew Hemment: Open Data Cities - Tuesday, January 3 @ 6:30pm

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Join us Tuesday, January 3 at 6:30pm for a talk by Drew Hemment on FutureEverything's Open Data Cities Lab and DataGM - the Greater Manchester Datastore, a partnership between FutureEverything and Trafford Council in Greater Manchester.

Open Data plays a critical role in making cities and their current conditions - from crime statistics to the status of transit services to recent census data, and everything in between - more accessible to their citizens. This can lead to new forms of civic participation and help foster a more democratic decision making process based on evidence-based policy decisions. Open Data is about collaboration and co-production, where the ability to aggregate and disseminate information through the Internet by individuals is a key enabling technology.

Come learn about how this data was made public in Greater Manchester from someone who was instrumental to the process.

No stranger to Eyebeam, Drew was a honorary resident in the summer of 2010. He founded FutureEverything (originally FutureSonic) in 1996 - Europe's leading festival of Art, Music and Ideas that takes place in May each year in Manchester, England. Drew is also Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University in the UK. 

Drinks flowing and snacks provided. Organized by the Urban Research Group at Eyebeam.