The City of Glasgow provides an unbeatable location for the Urban Transport programme. Recently, Glasgow won £24 million from the UK Technology Strategy Board for a Future City Demonstrator to make city more liveable by adopting new technologies and integrating city systems. This is a unique case that helps professionals study how new information and communication technology affects people's daily movements and transport systems. As host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow will provide students with one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about transport planning for mega events.
Students will be able to participate in research and data-related developments in the Urban Big Data Centre recently funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council for over £10 million including institutional support. The centre focuses on technology, methods and policies in the use of innovative data and methods for smart, sustainable and socially-just management of cities. Transport research is a core component of our work in the centre and this unique and exiting environment will provide students with the opportunities to utilize innovative data and methods to examine new emerging transport issues.