Case Studies and Publications 

Delivering Research For Urban Innovation

Through the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities, Warwick brings its own strengths in areas including: Data Science and Analytics, visualisation, data mining, machine learning, data streaming and on- and off-line analytics; Sensor and Wireless Networks, in areas from microelectronics to the design of resilient overlay networks for large-scale sensor deployment; Social and Media Networks, smarter analysis of textual data and text mining of data drawn from social media and using social informatics to learn more about the ‘mood’ of urban citizens and organisations relating to the issues that surround them; Science and Technology for Health, from the mathematical modelling of the spread of

infectious disease, to the study of mental health in large urban areas; Video and Image Processing, including tracking and face recognition in crowds, and forensics of on-line digital documents; Intelligent Infrastructure, such as health monitoring and damage detection of structures such as roads, bridges and buildings; Urban Resilience, in support of security, counter-terrorism, urban governance and urban regeneration and planning; Data Management and Privacy, including issues of data governance and professional practice, to techniques for the anonymisation of data; Energy Solutions, such as the design of cheap efficient solar cells, to energy management.


The case studies on the following pages show how the University of Warwick, in collaboration with city and industry partners, is already transforming the knowledge of the urban environment and bringing improvements to the lives of urban populations.

Keep the Noise Down!

OPV-based energy harvesting sensors for urban noise pollution

Administrative Data Taskforce

Improving access for research and policy


List of publications by CDT Urban Science & Progress members since 2015. Supported by EPSRC grant number EP/L016400/1.