Recently, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP opened the world’s first lab for planning future cities, at the University of NSW. In his opening address he said that the first big trend he observed was “the explosion of data of all kinds”
Data is the foundation of any project. But we must ensure the foundation is sound. Planners will have access to a much wider range of data of varying quality. Understanding the quality of the data is as important and the information it purports to convey.