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Help co-design a Community Data Handbook – get involved here

Over the past year, Open Data Manchester has been carrying out community-led data collection, including local traffic counting and air-quality monitoring as part of Our Streets Chorlton. A group of

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A Year in Open Data Manchester 2021 – a rather busy one indoors…

We wrote that 2020 was a year like no other – while 2021 – was one where things felt a bit too much like more of the same. In the

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The community’s response to the UK government’s data reform plan – and what happened next

In October, we started bringing together people who may be affected by the UK government’s data reforms proposed in the consultation Data: A New Direction – and that means everyone –

A series of 'post-it notes' outlining the key data-related questions for the stakeholders involved

What we’ve discovered about plastic packaging – and how you can help us now

In August, we revealed that we’d joined a consortium of organisations backed by Innovate UK and dedicated to dealing with the UK’s million-tonne plastic-packaging waste problem. Since then, we’ve been

Our Streets Chorlton’s November data chat – exploring a traffic question on Egerton Road North

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has been carrying out data monitoring and collection, including local air-quality measurements and traffic surveys. Over the past year, we have

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‘Countdown to COP26 – environmental action powered by data’ – watch the video now

COP26 was billed as the most important global environmental talks since the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) where the ‘Paris Agreement’ was negotiated between 196 parties. This was

Our Streets Chorlton’s October data chat – exploring a local ‘rat run’ on behalf of concerned residents

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has been carrying out data monitoring and collection, including local air-quality measurements and traffic surveys. Each month, we get together with

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Our Streets Chorlton – how we’re measuring air quality locally

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has been carrying out data collection and monitoring, including taking air-quality measurements and doing traffic surveys. We’ve been using this to

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Our Streets Chorlton’s September data chat – exploring Manchester United football traffic and the school run

As part of Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has installed a number of Telraam traffic counters in different locations around Chorlton and Chorlton Park. Telraams contain small cameras that