UCL Engineering Exchange


Forum series: Transport, Pollution and Big Data

14 October 2015

The first in a series of community research forum events looked at how 'big data' can inform transport systems to reduce pollution in London

Yesterday, the EngEx hosted the first in a series of community reseach forum events, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering's Ingenious awards for public engagement. The events are intended to connect community groups in London who are interested in improving their communities, with specialists in engineering and the built environment who have relevant skills and knowledge, and to catalyse new, collaborative projects in specific areas.

To achieve this, relevant specialists from UCL Faculty of Engineering and the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, as well as London-based groups wanting support in various technical or scientific aspects of projects relevant to the event's theme were invited to participate. Participants then formed teams and pitched project ideas for funding and other research support.

The first forum focussed on the theme 'Transport, Pollution and Big Data'. You can watch a video on the topic here.