Urban data and city dashboards: Six key issues


Kitchin, Rob and McArdle, Gavin (2016) Urban data and city dashboards: Six key issues. Working Paper. Programmable City Working Paper 21, Maynooth.

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Abstract

This chapter considers the relationship between data and the city by critically examining six key issues with respect city dashboards: epistemology, scope and access, veracity and validity, usability and literacy, use and utility, and ethics. While city dashboards provide useful tools for evaluating and managing urban services, understanding and formulating policy, and creating public knowledge and counter-narratives, our analysis reveals a number of conceptual and practical shortcomings. In order for city dashboards to reach their full potential we advocate a number of related shifts in thinking and praxes and forward an agenda for addressing the issues we highlight. Our analysis is informed by our endeavours in building the Dublin Dashboard.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: dashboards; cities; access; epistemology; ethics; open data; scope; usability; utility; veracity; validity;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7422
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 08:53
Publisher: Programmable City Working Paper 21
Refereed: Yes
Funders: European Research Council (ERC)
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