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Open Data Platforms and Licences for Cities at UNSW

The Open Data Platforms and Licences for Cities course at University of New South Wales empowers students to utilise data by engaging them in the development of an open city data platform.

School: University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Course: Open Data Platforms and Licences for Cities
Location: online
Course dates: 28.5 hours
Application deadline: accessible on demand, students can learn at their own pace

The Open Data Platforms and Licences for Cities short course equips students and industry professionals with insights and skills to navigate the interactions among the cultural heritage building recognition and protection systems, the housing and commercial market system and the contemporary land use planning systems.

The course provides a primer to open urban big data, encompassing aspects like licensing, analysis, visualisation, citizen science and participatory planning.

The course comprises instructional modules dedicated to each of these dimensions, including recorded lectures, readings, learning activities and discussion forums.

Also included is a hands-on component that guides users in utilising and adding innovative voluntary geographic information on the City Futures Research Centre's own Colouring Australia platform.

Developed by the City Futures Research Centre in Sydney and the Alan Turing Institute in London, Colouring Australia is a knowledge exchange platform on open spatial data across Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.

Students can begin the course at a time convenient to them and on completion of the course, will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge from UNSW.

This course is suitable for researchers, students and professionals from industries in the fields of city planning, housing and homeless policy, urban geography, land economics, real estate and property, and construction.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

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