DSSG MEET THE PROJECTS: Sustainable Tourism in Tuscany

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22Data Science for Social Good is University of Chicago’s summer program, and this year it came to Europe – to Nova School of Business and Economics. For three months, 18 brilliant minds developed data science solutions to problems with high social impact by analyzing big data.Data Science for Social Good is University of Chicago’s summer program, and this year it came to Europe – to Nova School of Business and Economics. For three months, 18 brilliant minds developed data science solutions to problems with high social impact by analyzing big data.They worked in collaboration with national and international governments as well as non-profit organizations, facing challenges related to unemployment, health, energy, transportation, and economic and environmental development sectors.

In collaboration with Toscana Promozione Turistica, 3 Data Science for Social Good Europe fellows analyzed big data and developed data science solutions to a problem with high social impact: Tourism.

Travelling has never been easier, cheaper, and faster. Tourism supports local economies and gives travellers new experiences. Tuscany is one of the worlds’ most coveted tourism destinations, and the large inflow of visitors greatly impacts the local economic and daily life, with positive and negative effects. With the help of Data Science for Social Good Europe, different data sources were combined such as anonymized call data records and museum card data to understand patterns of tourism in time and space. Creating a more detailed picture of tourism in Tuscany allows a more data-driven approach to policy making, which should be more effective at maintaining the quality of life for both locals and tourists in Tuscany.

“We have great expectations for the work DSSG Europe has been doing with us. The project will have a concrete and relevant impact on policy strategies to be developed. It is destined to become one of the most important reports that we will use in our agenda for Florence and the impact of tourism in the city, in the next three years.” - Toscana Promozione Turistica

Don’t forget to attend the final presentations Summit of the Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe

Brunch ● August 24th 2017 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING THIS HAPPEN