Category Archives: Report

The Business Case for Open Data

Martin Tisné, UK Policy Director for Omidyar Network, and Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics have published a new report Open for Business: How Open Data Can Help Achieve the G20 Growth Target The report considers the potential for open data, … Continue reading

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Hampshire Hub project Update for HIOWLA Chief Executives

On 2nd November 2012 an update on the Hampshire Hub project was presented to the Chief Executives of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Authorities. You can preview and download the report below. [gview file=””]

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Ministry of Justice: New offence of Squatting in a Residential Building

The offence of squatting in a residential building comes in to law from 1st September 2012, the Ministry of Justice has announced. Justice Minister Crispin Blunt said: ‘For too long squatters have had the justice system on the run and … Continue reading

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Visual data mining of Google Street View

What Makes Paris Look like Paris? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining tools which detect features, such as street signs, streetlights and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look. Video and report … Continue reading

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Opening Up Policy Making

A case study from the Institute for Government of the National Planning Policy Framework and other models of more open policy making [gview file=””]

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Researchers of Tomorrow: the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students

Researchers of Tomorrow is the UK’s largest study to date on the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students (born between 1982 and 1994). JISC and the British Library jointly commissioned the three year study in 2009, which involved 17,000 doctoral … Continue reading

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LGIU Report: Care Now and for the Future

This report published by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) is the final report of an inquiry carried out by the cross-party All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group. The inquiry looked at the future of adult social care and the report … Continue reading

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