Urban Data Platform

Data science for urban solutions

The Kinder Institute Urban Data Platform (UDP) is created to support a deeper understanding of Houston's people, government and built environment. The UDP is a computing environment and secure data repository of research-ready geocoded data for the Houston metropolitan area, facilitating cross-disciplinary research and community investigations. The UDP team supports statistical training methods related to urban analytics.

We will: 

  • Support data-driven research for the growth, progress and welfare of Houston and its communities
  • House and provide access to an extensive data library in a secure computing environment
  • Provide a wide range of high-quality geocoded and research ready data sets for studying the greater Houston area
  • Provide training in data science, including secure data management and statistical learning methods
  • Facilitate cross-disciplinary and community-based research

Contact Infokinder-udp@rice.edu