We know data has the power to transform everybody’s lives and so we have a portfolio of projects built to make sure this happens in the way we all want.
Our projects have been developed over many years, shaped by the people who get involved, to tackle some of data’s biggest challenges:
- a commitment to intelligent and responsible use among organisations, professionals and activists
- building understanding and skills in the communities we serve
- ensuring everyone can be involved in decisions being made using data about them
Our Streets Chorlton – collection of air quality and traffic data through remote sensors and specially-trained community traffic surveyor, as well as a programme of data workshops/capacity building.
Data for Communities – ongoing development of a ‘spreadsheet-less’ training to help people and organisations understand data, about them and their communities, and take action.
Declaration for Responsible and Intelligent Data Practice – This has been co-designed by people and organisations that want to make the right decisions with data in Greater Manchester.
Deprivation, political control and representation – exploring the relationship between local political representation and control, and deprivation, alongside other political, social and cultural factors.
The Lexicon of Experience – Developed from our Mapping Mobility work, the Lexicon of Experience addresses the inbuilt biases in technical systems that exclude the voices and experiences of marginalised people. This work looks at how we collectively experience urban spaces and aims to build a language for this so it can be used in urban planning.
ODM events programme – a year-round schedule that brings together and grows the Open Data Manchester community, including Open:Data:Nights and Pick N Mix.