Royal Academy of Engineering – interactive cities data tool

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy aims to advance and promote excellence in their field, including analysis, policy support, public awareness and education.

As part of the Academy’s Future Cities project, Soapbox designed and built an “interactive city” – an online resource that allows users to explore the whole urban ecosystem at a range of levels. The tool lets users explore for themselves interactions between key decision-makers, the city’s knowledge base, and the day-to-day activities of the city. Designed to stimulate systems-based thinking, this interactive visualisation also features three real-world case studies which demonstrate how different organisations innovate together to enact change.

Detailed, illustrative style, combined with simple iconography, helps guide the reader through the different levels of our urban ecosystem.