RICS publish new research report on Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment.

The interconnected agendas of smart cities, big data and open data, on the face of it, provide bold and exciting opportunities for built environment professionals. With a focus at the city level, this research examines the development of data platforms in the UK and internationally, and determines how professionals in the built environment can benefit from these data platforms.

The research identifies four key barriers to the development of big data projects in the built environment:

  • A lack of consistency in the definitions and measurement of built environment big data.
  • A low level of built environment sector business engagement.
  • The lack ofinteroperability between different varieties of datasets.
  • The present lack of a ‘bottom-up’, demand-focused approachto the smart cities agenda.

Please see: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/smart-cities-big-data-and-the-built-environment-whats-required/

where you can download a copy of the report.

Professor Tim Dixon

Director TSBE Centre

University of Reading


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