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You (yes, you) can find Roman roads using data collected by lasers

Roads Environment agency. The Romans built a whole load of roads during their 350 year occupation of Britain: over 3,000 km’ worth, in fact. No one attempted a road project on that scale again until the early 18th century, more than

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This new tool lets you map Manchester’s new future housing and construction sites

Manchester Mapping Politics No, not this map. Image: Manchester, as it appears on Open Street Map. Everyone loves an interactive map – including, it turns out, the nice people at Manchester’s councils. We’ve written before about Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s

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“Data helps us provide better transport”: TfL on Oyster cards, big data and contactless payments

Future of London New Technologies London One of the younger users of London’s Oyster card. Image: Romazur/Wikimedia Commons. In the last of the the Future of London series, presented by Transport for London, we talk to Shashi Verma, the transport

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Which are the largest cities in Britain?

Demographics Britain England’s North Sheffield: Is this Britain’s third city? (Hint: No.) Image: Mick Knapton/Wikimedia Commons. The other day, over on that Twitter, I was invited (no, really, I was) to help settle an argument: how big is Sheffield? A

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The urban face of migration: three quarters of the migrants in England and Wales live in cities

Demographics Migration In Peterborough, more than half of residents are migrants. Image: Opportunity Peterborough. According to new figures released last week by the ONS, net migration – which stands at +330,000 for the year ending March 2015 – is now at the highest

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Which British cities have the best and worst employment rates?

Economics Britain Charts CfC datablogs “Gissa job, mate.” A queue outside a job centre in Bristol back in 2009. Image: Getty. The latest instalment of our weekly series, in which we use the Centre for Cities’ data tools to crunch

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The rebirth of Britain’s inner cities, mapped

Demographics Britain Liverpool city centre. Image: Open Street Map. In 1999, the Richard Rogers’ landmark Urban Task Force report set the agenda for inner-city densification and brownfield regeneration in the UK. Since then, we’ve seen significant economic and demographic change in the

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