atNight project has been acknowledged by BBVA and Civio Foundation in the first edition of International Data Journalism Prize Innovadata in the category of Best Visualization.
InnovaData is a new international data journalism and visualization prize organized by BBVA Innovation Centre in collaboration withFundación Ciudadana Civio. The aim of this first edition is to promote the value of data journalism in the context of the information society and technological innovation.
The jury, composed of leading professionals in the field of journalism, has awarded atNight in the category for best visualization. The project cartographies illustrate the possibilities offered by new information technologies and Big Data for a design both efficient and collaborative of our cities.
atNight faces the challenges of present and future city by means of new mapping tools. Over the next years we should redesign, reconfigure and rebuild our cities. Cities must be adapted to the society arising from the economic crisis. Our ability to transform our cities according to this new context will be the key to prepare a prosperous future in terms of human, social and economic development.
Historically, cartography has empowered citizenship. It allows societies to use their territory consciously, controlling the space in their favour. However, urban planners are still using topographic maps or other generic statistics to address the planning of our urban environments. We should develop new tools to capture the ephemeral and to understand what happens beyond the shape of the streets. We’re talking about achieving greater efficiency in urban activities and a better manage of energy consumption during the night time by means of representing the real interactions between citizens and their city.
We would like to express our gratitude for the support granted by BBVA, Fundación Ciudadana Civio, MediaLab Prado, Open Knowledge Foundation, Mar Cabra, Karma Peiró, 2nd year Urban planning and Architecture team of URV, L’internauta Vilaweb, Ecotendencias CosmoCaixa, Estudio Ramon Folch, Infoesthetics, Quaderns d’Arquitectura and Mas Context.