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UCL Geography in 'Britain In 2009'

Three UCL research projects feature in the 'Lifestyles', 'Media' and 'Public Service News' sections of the Economic and Social Research Council's annual showcase of funded research on topical issues.

UCL Geography in 'Britain In 2009'

1) Lifestyles (p.100): Multicultural Atlas of London

Dr Pablo Mateos, Professor Paul Longley and colleagues have developed a new way of classifying people and the places they live based on surname analysis at very fine temporal and spatial scales. Classified data for London visualising 40 ethnic minority groups at fine neighbourhood scales, are available at:

2) Media (p.111): Tracing Family Histories Goes Global

Data on family names representing one billion people resident in 26 countries in the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe have been pulled together and are now available on the website:

3) Public Service News (p. 28)  Using geodemographics in public service delivery.

Geodemographics are being used to explore how indicators for small areas developed for commercial market analysis might be used to gauge local needs for public services such as health, education and policing, and local engagement with new information and communications technology.

Britain In 2009 will be available through Borders Books, WH Smith's, Sainsbury's, Tesco's, Waitrose's and other outlets.


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