IAAC’s Master in City & Technology (1 or 2-year program) is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data.


Visualizing data using Python

Using python as a digital tool to visualize and arrange datasets; trying to view household costs by accumulating various costs per week. Using the dataset and visualizing the various indices and topics of concern and further pointing out the accumulated average cost of all expenses in a household. Further visualizing the desired data as plotting … Read more

From Guest to Spatial Data Analyst

Introduction Airbnb is a well know marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their property with people who are looking for accommodations, typically for short stays (Investopedia, 2023). As a powerful tool to connect people to hospitality supply around the world, and provide them quality spaces to stay, it heavily relies on the … Read more

Data Visualisation using Python

Step 1: Importing data to Python To accomplish this task, we will utilize the GeoPandas library in Python. GeoPandas is an open-source library that enhances the functionalities of Pandas, a widely used data manipulation library, by incorporating support for handling geographic data. # IMPORTING DATA TO PYTHON The dataset we’re examining contains distinct rows representing … Read more

Note Palette

Music is visualized everyday – but is there any accuracy to its representation? Can there be an accurate representation of sound? If so, what does it look like? How do you find it? While not fully satisfied with the answers found to these questions, Python’s mido package shed light on the how sound and color … Read more

Geospatial Mapping of Barcelona Using GeoPandas in Python

In Python, GeoPandas plays a crucial role in facilitating geospatial analysis through its powerful functions. I will illustrate the concise process of leveraging GeoPandas to create maps of Barcelona. This involves a systematic application of GeoPandas’ functions for effective geospatial data synthesis and mapping. Step 1: Loading GeoDataFrame from ShapeFile Starting from get the database … Read more

Visualization of Complex Innovation Data using Python

Innovation is a buzzword these days, and everyone seems to be talking about it. However, truly understanding it is a different ball game. Take the Global Innovation Index by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), for example. It’s a massive framework that pulls data from top-tier organizations worldwide, scoring countries on 100+ indicators. It’s a … Read more