The new challenges cities face crosses borders. Rapid urbanisation, climate change, gentrification, terrorism, adaptation of refugees, new sorts of labor, organized crime. Although all are global in their causes and consequences, they have a local impact on the city's urban vitality and sustainable urban living.
Luckily cities (and its citizens) often show high levels of resilience. Mayors are using the enormous potential for cooperation. Take climate change as an example. There is already a robust and active complex of urban networks dedicated to global climate action among cooperating cities. Mayors, city governances, citizens, all realize no one policy or strategy can work for every city, but they all see the enormous potential their cities have to face new future challenges.
We believe that relevant city data-sets can help cities (and its citizens) to better understand their city operating. Therefore we collect and publish anonymised city data. We believe that the enormous rise of urban city-data can certainly enrich experiences of how cities function, and is offering many new opportunities for social interaction and more informed decision-making with respect to our knowledge of how to interact in cities.
In April 2015, representatives of more than a hundred cities met in Seoul and adopted a new Seoul Declaration aimed at 'building a world of local action for a sustainable urban future'. Networking cities allow their city management to make the world their urban laboratory.
'Privacy is a fundamental right that is not open to debate. Dataspox and its datapartners never have access to personal data and cannot provide any insight into the information of individual people. Therefore the information Dataspox.com provides is always completely anonymous.'
One of our datapartners is generating anominized, validated data about the total number of visitors to Dutch cities. The data lets us distinguish frequent, regular and occasional visitors. We analysed this dataset ('framing the data') and presented it to the mayor and city goverance.
There were 1.067.726 total visitors to this large city in the Netherlands in the week of August the 17th, 2017.
There were 507.763 frequent visitors to this large city in the Netherlands in the week of August the 17th, 2017.
There were 283.599 regular visitors to this large city in the Netherlands in the week of August the 17th, 2017.
There were 276.364 occasional visitors to this large city in the Netherlands in the week of August the 17th, 2017.