Telensa, a leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications, announced in 2019 that Cambridge would be the first city in the UK to benefit from a trust platform for urban data, enabling the city to collect, protect and use their data for the benefit of all citizens. Read more about the Urban Data Project announcement here.

Urban data is the mosaic of street-by-street, minute-by-minute information that makes up a city’s ‘digital twin’. It includes mapping how people use the city, the mix of traffic on the roads, the hyper-local air quality and noise levels.

The Urban Data Project platform protects privacy, enforces responsible data use, and makes data policy visible to all. The data will be incredibly valuable for designing better city infrastructure and delivering more efficient city services.