Using Data Science to understand and increase safety in urban public spaces

In Smart Cities an abundance of data is generated in the urban sphere, about the physical environment, the natural environment, and social interactions in the public and private spheres of citizens. These datastreams create business opportunities and improvement of city governance and of citizens’ initiatives. City planners and governors are challenged to anticipate on opportunities and risks, for instance regarding public safety. Applied datascience supports cities and citizens in their anticipatory planning and monitoring actions, such as real time analysis of ethical, legal and social aspects to minimize risks and grasp opportunities.

 

Goal

The facilitators of this workshop address these opportunities and risks, and ways to cope with them from an academic, applied scientific and entrepreneurial point of view. In interaction with the audience in a flywheel discussion on how Data Science can and should play a role in the public safety sphere.

 

Themes

Data Science, public urban space, data enhanced public safety, data entrepreneurship

 

Facilitator Information

  • Karima Kourtit, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), Data & Cities Applied Research Lab.
  • Ben Kokkeler, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Professor ‘Smart Public Safety’
  • Niels van Hal, Dataspox, Founder
 
Using Data Science to understand and increase safety in urban public spaces
Plenary




Ben Kokkeler
bjm.kokkeler@avans.nl
Niels van Hal
+31 638241196
niels@dataspox.com