How Data Can Help Design Future Urban Needs

TIBCO Connected Intelligence for Urban Planning
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Based on an interview of Nick Lim originally published on GovInsider Asia.

Cities present a poetic tapestry of life—people, streets, and data weave in between one another daily. But without a good system to manage and plan these interactions, cities can very quickly unravel into a tangled mess of yarn.

Luckily, data analytics can help. Over the last two decades, TIBCO’s AI-powered software has helped governments plan their cities better. Governments need to leverage data analytic technologies and extract reliable, predictable, and actionable insights to help solve the multi-faceted challenges of 21st-century urban planning. TIBCO provides the capabilities and technologies that are already powering smart cities around the world. 

Efficient Data Solutions for Urban Planning

Managing data is a challenging task for organizations and agencies. The key to efficient data management is to deploy an analytics solution that is not only easy to navigate but provides AI-driven data visualizations and dashboards. TIBCO Connected Intelligence comes with built-in data wrangling and advanced analytics capabilities, offering the most complete analytics solution. The TIBCO platform also enables agencies to quickly solve problems and use robust AI-enabled engines to predict future outcomes.

Analytics aren’t the only benefit. With TIBCO’s technology, more than 300 sources can be virtualized into a unified view, presenting complex data in a simple user-friendly interface. These expansive views make it easier for urban planners to find, understand, and use all the right data, empowering them to predict and act on opportunities to improve and transform urban centers.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), for example, needed to efficiently analyze its data to drive evidence-based environmental and business decisions. With TIBCO solutions, the agency instantly deployed data to the web, enabling new analytical and statistical capabilities. SEPA also expanded its use of TIBCO software to enhance compliance, business planning, and human resources.

COVID-19 Changes Urban Planning

Smart urban design is needed when disasters strike. In 2020, cities became hotspots for COVID-19 infections due to the high concentration of citizens and level of economic activity. This led to several studies to understand the impact of the pandemic on cities and derive lessons for future urban planning and design. 

The health crisis presented opportunities to better understand how cities are affected by pandemics, the factors affecting the spread of infection, and what actions are needed to minimize the viral impact of densely populated commercial centers. 

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Technology enables governments to future-proof their urban planning and design. Read this whitepaper to learn more about data-driven urban planning. It features how TIBCO is already empowering smart city components around the world and how these capabilities can help your organization.