Mar 102011

Space versus time versus energy – not the title of a long-lost Einstein thriller nor a football match played in the third dimension. But, on the subject of visualising space and time (date, if we’re being pedantic), some may use search engines to locate digital resources and media channels that pertain to a specific set of keywords for a specific subject area such as spatio-temporal visualisation! Far be it from me to deviate from that fine tradition. So here’s some links to resources which may have synergies with STEEV:

Energy and Environment Prediction (EEP) – a computer-based model, developed at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University,  that quantifies energy use and associated emissions for cities to help plan to reduce carbnon dioxide (CO2) and other emmissions.

RETROFIT 2050 – an EPSRC funded interdisciplinary project aiming to deliver a ‘step change’ in current knowledge and capacity to underpin the transition to urban sustainability.

7.5th Floor – a Lift Lab blog by Fabien Girardin

Bjorn Sandvik’s Thematic Mapping blog

PELAGIOS (Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems’) – a project funded by JISC as part of their #jiscGEO programme) WHICH aims to introduce Linked Open Data into online resources that refer to places in the Ancient World.

Connected Urban Development – an initiative of the Climate group. This links to an archive of urban visualisation tools.

The MUSIC project (Mitigation in Urban areas: Solutions for Innovative Cities) – a collaborative project between European cities and research institutes in Northwest Europe. MUSIC aims to reduce CO2 emissions with 50% in the partner cities Aberdeen, Montreuil, Gent, Ludwigsburg and Rotterdam in 2030.

EnergyCLUES (Challenging Lock-in through Urban Energy Systems) – an EPSRC-funded research project looking at urban energy initiatives and the decentralisation of energy systems. The project is based at the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) in partnership with University of Exeter, Loughborough University, University of Manchester, University of Surrey and University of Sussex.

Digital Urban – ‘modelling, visualising and communicating urban environments’ – a blog by Andrew Hudson-Smith from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL.

SENSEable city laboratory – an MIT research initiative studying the transformations of the built environment

GECO (Geospatial Engagement and Community Outreach) – a project funded by JISC as part of their #jiscGEO programme and run by EDINA.


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– a web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.

UrbanTick – a blog by Fabian Neuhaus  (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL) who’s interests include “tracking individuals and relating their space time trajectories to their behaviours and the activities that they frequent and use is basic to the way cities are organised.”

InfraNet lab – a research collective probing the spatial by products of contemporary resource logistics.

As is obvious from any search strategy the results are by no means exhaustive. Should there be other initiatives, projects, blogs or related resources that deserve mention feel free to get in contact with further details.

Feeds from some of the resources above will be piped into the STEEV blog in due course.

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