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Analytical and Entrepreneurial City

Exeter will be an engaged data-aware and entrepreneurial city which has the skills to analyse and address the challenges that it faces.

Exeter City Futures plans to increase the capability of Exeter by transforming it into an Analytical City – giving citizens the power to control their environment in positive ways, and entrepreneurs the tools they need to develop long-term solutions that will solve our urbanisation challenges.

Currently many citizens and entrepreneurs already have the ability to make a difference in the city, they have the drive and the capacity to learn but may not have the analytical skills or access to data and tools needed to increase their capability for making change. Data analytics can identify patterns in traffic, the long-term effects new infrastructure will have, and tell us where people are really going and with what frequency. More accurate data surrounding energy use can inform us of exactly where efficiency needs to be increased and what the biggest wins will be.

By using data to understand and solve these major problems of urbanisation, we can stimulate innovation in the City, build a stable foundation on which the economy can thrive, and deliver a wide range of benefits that are sustainable environmentally and financially.

City Showcase

Here are projects being undertaken across Exeter that are already working towards our goals.


Coming Soon

Exeter City Futures is currently working to collate projects that are creating impact against these goals across Exeter, and to collect and analyse data that will help us track our goals. We are also creating an online space where citizens can share their ideas for solutions and give feedback on the ideas shared by others. Come back soon to see our progress, and share potential solutions that will help us to achieve our 12 goals for the City.