Olympic Games Impact Study (Post-Games legacy) – London 2012
funded by ESRC

Mapping Youth Justice in London
funded by The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC)

funded by Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Association of College (AoC)

Attitudes to extremism, and experiences and responses to extremism in the London Borough of Redbridge and Greenwich
funded by Home Office through London Borough Redbridge

The research brief specified that the study should explore the assumption that community tensions can affect attitudes towards extremism in Redbridge and Greenwich and that community tensions can stimulate extremism. We tested the assumptions set out in the research brief by identifying and selecting local neighbourhoods with different levels and types of tensions for further research. Our approach comprised of: anticipating that tensions between social groups may weaken resilience to extremism. Using a computational typology methodology that integrates ethnic, faith and language variables, we mapped how they have changed at a ward level between 2001 and 2011 to assess possible local social tensions; anticipating that communities under stress are more likely to be vulnerable to extremism, we identified a set of indicators to map stressed communities.

Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability (TURaS)
funded by Europe Union

Community resilience in London faces four key issues: flooding, urban heat island, air quality and inequalities. These issues are not confined to London but affect most urban areas in the UK. Green roofs are important for resilient urban communities as they assist runoff attenuation (reduce flooding), promote evapotranspiration (reduce heat island effect), help improve air quality, result in energy savings, and provide recreational spaces.  In the London case study, a novel method is developed based on LiDAR to cost-effectively classify roof geometry for large areas according to green roof design criteria as an input to the planning process.

Olympic Games Impact Study (Games-time) - London 2012
funded by ESRC on behalf of LOCOG

This is the Games-time update of Olympic Games Impact Study.

Transport Domain Observation Exercise
funded by Olympic Delivery Authority

This observation exercise is based around the Westfield Shopping Centre opening. The proximity of Westfield to the Stratford transport hubs and the Olympic Park make its opening a unique early opportunity to observe transport and high volume passenger flows.

London 2012 Value Study
funded by London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

It is a objective assessment of cost versus benefit for London 2012 Olympic Games. It aims to fully scope and understand the benefits to the UK of hosting the Games from an economic and social perspectives.

Predictive Modelling of Crime Location Using Hotspot Detection and Bayesia
funded by British Academy

Spatial Accessibility Modelling for Social Infrastructure Planning
funded by British Academy

In this study, a new method is constructed for spatial accessibility analysis in the context of local social services. It will effectively support the planning and management of local social Infrastructure. It will consequently minimise inequality within a district in term of spatial accessibility to local services/facilities.

Stratford City Long Term Health Study
funded by Newham PCT

This study centres on the long term health of residents in Stratford City and surrounding area. It investigates the demographic profiles, anticipating health needs and well-being which will be influenced by one of the largest new developments in the UK.

Olympic Games Impact Study (Pre-Games) - London 2012
funded by ESRC on behalf of LOCOG

Olympic Games Impact (OGI) is based on a set of 120 defined indicators spread across the three internationally recognised areas of sustainable development: economic, socio-cultural, and environmental. This study provides a record both of the individual nature of each Olympiad and its host context, and a database of information that is common to all Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. By this means the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will build up a detailed and tangible information base on the effects and legacy of each Games. For London 2012 Games, documentation and evaluation of OGI indicators are developed for the period 2003 to 2010 which helps in understanding the trends and any observable impacts for the city, region and country arising from being a Host City.

Modelling Population Growth and Strategic Change Impacts on Healthcare Demand, Cost and Accessibility
funded by Milton Keynes and South Midlands (MKSM) NHS PCTs

This study develops a comprehensive methodology for integrating health care planning with other service planning. It provides tools and expertise to answer MKSM questions in relation to health planning now and in the future. It develops the capacity and capability in the MKSM region to use the tools and develops expertise to answer questions over time. In this project, research are conducted on population modelling and accessibility modelling by middle and small area geography. MKSM refers to Milton Keynes South Midlands which covers a wide area of Luton PCT, Milton Keynes PCT, Bedfordshire PCT, Northamptonshire PCT and Buckinghamshire PCT.

Placement Management Agency
funded by NHS London

This project develops a new agency for placement management of medical students in High Education Institutes across London.

London Borough Haringey Population Estimates/Projection and Health Facilities Accessibility
funded by Haringey Council

A study of population in Haringey has been carried out, firstly to look at the change between 2001 and 2007 and secondly to project forward to 2016 with a snapshot of 2021. The team has also looked at spatial accessibility to a limited number of health services as a way of accessing and visualising the fit between supply (location and capacity of services) and demand (population). This study will support local health infrastructure planning.

GIS Pilot
funded by Business Link in London

This is a pilot study to understand the potential for GIS to realise tangible business benefits for Business Link in London (BLIL). A geographical analysis of London's business environment from different perspectives (using BLIL's internal data integrated with other external secondary sources) is presented as a demonstration of the usefulness of map representations. A number of Business Questions generated by BLIL staff are then worked through using GIS as a 'proof of concept'. The responses also illustrate the versatility of GIS in providing manipulation and visualisations of data. A skills audit has been carried out and a training programme has been designed.

Exploratory Analysis of A&E Data
funded by The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

An exploratory analysis has been carried out of 32 months of data from the Trust's three A&E departments in conjunction with other contextualising data garnered from a number of government and private sector sources. It includes a temporal analysis for identifying temporal periodicies within the admissions, a geographical analysis for exploring a number of lifestyle and life condition segmentations of the A&E data, a repeats analysis for separating and profiling single and repeat user patients, and an analysis of patients with no or unknown GP.

Scoping of Demographic Data for the SHAPE Toolkit
funded by Department of Health

Strategic Health Asset Planning Evaluation (SHAPE) is a web-enabled, evidence-based application, which is designed to support the strategic planning of services and physical assets across a whole health economy in the NHS. This scoping study addresses the demographic data and mapping component of the SHAPE toolkit. Provision of an increased number of demographic data sets is recommended to provide a more up-to-date picture presented as counts, percentages and densities (as appropriate). Geographic data structure is also recommended to allow for a finer resolution and compatibility with administrative geographies. New functionalities of data analysis and mapping are designed to improve the demographic profiling and visualisation. Future proofing is important to maintain currency of the toolkit and recommendations have been made on how this can be achieved.

Spatial Analysis of Accessibility to Health Services in Greater London
funded by NHS London Healthy Urban Development Unit

This study carries out spatial analysis of accessibility along with demographic variables to health and health related services with the objective of contributing such analyses to the modelling and planning of social infrastructure at the level of the Primary Care Trust (PCT). The study area is Greater London, with the analyses carried out at the highest practical resolution, this being census Output Areas (OA). The facilities to be analysed are: GP surgeries, dental surgeries, pharmacies, opticians, A&E, general hospitals and bus stops (as an example of access to the public transport network). Interaction over the results with one or more PCTs is also part of the study to gauge the practical use of the analyses, to consider useful extensions to these types of analyses, and to evaluate how the data might be accessed through, for example, on-line planning tools such as the Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation application (SHAPE) developed by the Department of Health. The two PCTs that have engaged with the study are Hillingdon in the west and Havering in the east.

Evidencing Adaptable Sustainability (EASY)
funded by HEIF3 of HEFCE and Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills

Project EASY, led by the Centre, is funded by HEFCE and DIUS through the UrbanBuzz programme. This study uses a wide range of available administrative and other data sets to construct for each Borough an integrated evidence base of demographic, social and cultural change by small area geography. It develops micro-simulation models for the Boroughs that will produce demographic projections by small area geography, but also managing the uncertainties in the base data. It promotes the use of the evidence base and the demographic projections in support of social infrastructure planning in the Boroughs. It delivers the necessary knowledge transfer through capacity building and skills enhancement in the Boroughs in order to make these sustainable activities so that Local Authorities can continue to monitor change and adapt their social infrastructure arrangements to meet those changes..

Social-environmental disorder and urban configuration (SEDUC)
funded by HEIF3 of HEFCE and Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills

Project SEDUC, led by the Centre, is funded by HEFCE and DIUS through the UrbanBuzz programme to work initially, in partnership, with the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Barking & Dagenham. This study puts in place automated methods of data preparation and geocoding of 'FLARE' type data sets (anti social behaviour) ready for analysis. It promotes the generic use of space syntax software in planning and specifically in the analysis of ASB and physical disorder against metrics of the configuration of street networks. It uses these analyses to inform appropriate responses for minimising recurrence of ASB, design against crime and fostering community cohesion – to be brought together in a practice guide. It delivers the necessary knowledge transfer through capacity building and skills enhancement in the Boroughs in order to make these sustainable activities so that Local Authorities can continue to respond to the dynamics of ASB and physical disorder.

Smart Solution for Spatial Planning (SSSP)
funded by HEIF3 of HEFCE and Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills

Project SSSP, carried out with AVA, UEL, aimed to create new ways of exchanging knowledge and data between planners, policy makers, urban designers and computational designers. The team plugged in GIS data, social infrastructure planning data, urban design best practice and planning policy guidance to create urban development simulations for case study sites in east London.

Religious Diversity, Community Cohesion and the 2001 Census
funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This research involved detailed analysis of the religion and ethnicity data in the 2001 Census for England to study the association between ethno-religious minorities and neighbourhoods of high deprivation, and the indicators of social capital in such communities. Project carried out with CIS, UEL.

Thames Gateway Crime and Design Project: Crime Analysis and Modelling
for Thames Gateway London Partnership

The links between crime, urban design and the fabric of the built environment are complex and often very local in nature. This study was commissioned to provide a timely understanding of the broader links between crime and the social and physical environment in the Thames Gateway region.

Assessment of the Impact of City Challenge Projects
for Centre for Institutional Studies

This study aims to reveal the impact of City Challenge projects on local communities. Spatial pattern and temporal change are explored in the context of demographic, social and economic factors, such as population, household, immigration, poverty, education, health and employment. Case studies are conducted in London borough Stratford, Islington and Dalston.

Crime Data Cleansing and Repeat Tools
London Borough of Newham Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

Details confidential

An EDRF Objective 2 funded facility focusing on simulation technologies

Data Analysis and Mapping for the Impact Assessment of City Airport Expansion
for London East Research Institute

Data Analysis and Mapping for Affordable Housing Assessment
for London East Research Institute

Database Development for Newham TLA/Stroke Clinic
for Newham General Hospital

Spatial Analysis for Sub-Regional Economic Development Implementation Plan
for Thames Gateway London Partnership

Agent Technology for Spatial Data Quality Analysis in Environmental Modelling
funded by Royal Geographical Society

This research aims to develop a new Geo-Data Quality Analysis engine based on agent technologies. A conceptual framework has been studied for agent-based spatial data quality analysis in environmental modelling. A prototype is designed and tested with coastal oil spill modelling. This novel analysis engine has the potential to be accessed across a network. It is also a multi-agent system in which the agents can communicate and co-operate with each other. In the longer term, through such application of agents, the Geo-data Quality Analysis engine could be distributed on the Internet and applied to a range of environmental modelling and other numerical modelling of geographical nature.

Statistical Challenge of Long Range Forecast Model for School Places
London Borough of Newham, Education Department

This study has been framed as a statistical challenge of the long range forecasting model used by the Newham Education Department to predict school entry and total pupil numbers and hence the planning of sufficient school provision. Through our analysis of the model and its source data, we identified ways in which the modelling might be improved. A sensitivity analysis of the model leads to an understanding of what drives uncertainty in the model and the level of risk. A spatial analysis examines patterns of geographical mobility that could impact the model. A demographic analysis identifies ways in which reliable estimates might be established for the new Thames Gateway development areas that fall within Newham.

Repeat Victimisation Data Analysis Tool
The Home Office

Details confidential

Data Analysis and Mapping for Higher Education, Further Education and Post-16 Education evaluations

The three main areas of this project are: analysis of travel-to-learn patterns in relation to age and type of learning undertaken for further education and post-16 education colleges across UK; analysis and modelling of participation in Higher Education over the next ten years; regional profiles of initial teacher training throughout UK.

Common Learning Placement Mapping: Releasing the Potential for Inter-Professional Learning in the Clinical Setting
NHS North East London Workforce Development Confederation

This study is set in the context of the Government's commitment to modernising education and training within the health care sector. The overarching aim of the work is to contribute towards the development a common database of placements and to inform the development of appropriate processes and partnership working for inter-professional practice placements. Specific objectives to be achieved through this project were to:

Devise a common database and semantic model that will be capable of incorporating individual HE and placement provider databases so as to enable the NELDWC to develop future innovation and development for common learning across all professional groups.
Undertake a mapping exercise, that is, to analyse existing data held by Higher Education and placement providers translated to the common database model, in order to clarify the geographical and temporal patterns and nature of placements for each discipline/profession used by the NELWDC.
Gain an understanding of how other agencies use placements alongside those of the NELWDC.
Understand the opportunities for common learning placements.

Mapping of Health Infrastructure
Thames Gateway London Partnerships

Data integration, mapping and analysis of health infrastructure (hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, opticians, relevant census variables) across the extended Thames Gateway (13 Boroughs) in order to inform health development strategies in the region.

Data Mining Tool for the Identification of Repeat Victims of Multiple Crime Types
Metropolitan Police Service

Details confidential

Spatial Database for Site Planning in the Thames Gateway
Thames Gateway London Partnerships

A database has been designed and developed for site-planning in the Thames Gateway area. It provides efficient functions for report, query, computation, impact assessment, update and so on. It is designed to help spatial data integration and mapping for the Thames Gateway regeneration.

Analysis and Classification of e-Questionnaire of 376 Crime & Disorder Partnerships
The Home Office

Details confidential

Natural Terrain Hazard Analysis, Proposed Disneyland Development, Hong Kong
Binnie, Black & Veatch Ltd, Hong Kong

Engineering geomorphological terrain evaluation using aerial photography of the rugged terrain that will form part of the new Disneyland development in Hong Kong to establish the risk of natural terrain hazards (landslides, boulder fall, accelerated erosion).

Munsary Peatlands

In contributing to this project, we geo-ractified the digital aerial photographs with the digital map base in order to subsequently carry out on-site survey and analysis of the vegetation.

Spatial Data Analysis Implications of and Methodologies for Project LION
Metropolitan Police Service

Extensive review of existing crime analysis methodologies and the development of an enhanced methodology of crime analysis - SIFT (search, identify, focus, target).

Analysis of Spatial Risk of Burst in PVC Water Pipes
Affinity WaterAnglian Water

Innovative epidemiological type analysis of bursts in PVC water pipes to establish areas of heightened risk and the factors contributing towards such heightened risk.

Institutional strengthening at Zhongshan University, PR China
The Department for International Development

Professor Brimicombe was project manager for a six year (1995-2001), £523k institutional strengthening of the Department of Geography, Zhongshan University, PR China. Elements of the project included building a GIS/Remote Sensing research laboratory, strengthening the library holdings, training of staff in Hong Kong and London and a range of research activities.

Centre for Geo-Information Studies

The Centre for Geo-Information Studies is an established research centre specialising specialise in all aspects of geo-information science.

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