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22 October - 13 November
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Understanding Welsh Places: hands-on introduction to an interactive website with data on your local area (Cardiff University event)

My local area theme

Professional audiences

What’s on offer?

The event will be an introduction to the Understanding Welsh Places (UWP) website. A brief introduction will be followed by an interactive, hands-on workshop where attendees can learn how to use the website. You will be shown how you can use data about your local area (Cardiff and South Wales / Bangor and North Wales) to help you understand where you live and how it is similar or different to neighbouring places. Exploring the similarities and contrasts might give you ideas for your place, or you can share examples of your best practice with others.

What’s it about?

On the UWP website you will find useful data and geographical information about your town or local area to help you identify opportunities for your community. This includes information about every place in Wales with 1,000 or more residents. If you live in a town or community with fewer than 2,000 people, you will find that there is less data available than for larger places. There is data on the demographic, social and economic make up of an area, the availability of community services and assets including public transport, and data on how people move between places such as commuting and migration patterns. The graphics, maps and guidance on the website will help you to explore the data you need to make a difference in the place where you live or work.

Who’s leading the event?

Scott Orford, Professor in Spatial Analysis and GIS at Cardiff University 

Sam Jones, Research Data Officer for WISERD at Cardiff University

Institute of Welsh Affairs

Of particular interest to

Although anyone can attend, we would particularly like to attract members of town and community councils, civil society and third sector groups who would benefit from working with comparative data on their local areas.

Scheduling information

This event is hosted in collaboration by Cardif and Bangor Universities. It will take place in two separate locations on different dates. If you would like to attend this event in Bangor, please follow the link: