Challenge / Goal
As countries across the world are facing rapid urbanization, government officials, real-estate developers, and business enterprises experience tremendous pressure while addressing public utilities and services infrastructure. In addition, they have to manage the ever-increasing urban population in a sustainable and efficient manner.
The Cork Dashboard is a product of the Building City Dashboards Project based at the National Centre for Geocomputation and the Social Sciences Institute at Maynooth University. The project, created in partnership with Cork City and County Councils and Cork Smart Gateways, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
Cork Citizens: Individuals can use the Dashboard to plan their commute, to compare property prices and planning permission information and even report issues such as broken street lights and potholes to local authorities.
Public Officials: The Dashboard collates a huge number of data sets that provide public officials with a valuable and up-to-the-minute insight into Cork life, allowing them to review vital statistics such as prevalence of crime, health data and pollution levels, making city planning more efficient and effective.
Foreign Direct Investment: By providing visual representations for cost of living and economic performance, the Dashboard will be a valuable tool both for companies who are considering investing in Cork and for advocacy groups like the IDA.
Tourism: The amount of information available on the Cork Dashboard will let potential visitors plan their trip with greater ease and in more detail than ever before, allowing them to check transport options, hotel availability and bathing water quality on Cork beaches.
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Planning time: 0.5 - 1 years
Implementation time: > 5 years
Cork City Council
Cork City Council