Open Data: Where is the Community?

Open Data: Where is the Community?

February ODM event: Tuesday 24th Thursday 26th February, 6-8pm at The Shed, MMU (please note date change – now 26th Feb)

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Lots of open data is focussed on place.  Whether it’s wards, local authorities or super output areas, open data lends itself to the ability to aggregate data on areas – and then compare and contrast.

But what is missing?  Who’s voice is not represented?

As datasets become more important and influential, what happens when community knowledge is not included in data that shapes policy and perspectives?

What metrics or data points really help describe if somewhere is a desirable place to live?

How can we include the different elements that are important to people and places in data, and how can communities shape this?

Join us for an Open Data Manchester special, focussed on “community” engagement.  Together with the Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) and Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW), we plan to discuss, share and plan.

Provisional agenda:

·         Dan Silver (SARF):  Talk on data without the community

·         Discussion – what sort of data would be useful to measure?

·         Warren Escadale (VSNW): Talk on Thriving Places project, identifying important community assets

·         Discussion – how to co-produce important indicators to be able to report on data



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