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Colouring London has been designed as a sustainable, low-cost model for knowledge exchange/ open data platforms able to be reproduced by other towns and cities using our open platform code.


Colouring London and the Colouring Cities research programme are run by a small, agile team based at The Alan Turing Institute. Though we are unable to deal with your enquiry in person we welcome constructive comments on how to improve the platform, and on other types of data and new features you might like to see.  We are also working on a showcase section to allow you to upload links and visualisations showing how Colouring data can/are being used.

You can send us comments or ask questions on our discussion threads at

For open data downloads please visit


For technical information and to use our open platform code please visit our github at

For press enquiries please contact the The Alan Turing Institute at

For research institutions wishing to find out more about international building stock research programme please emailColouring

Colouring Cities project team. Alan Turing Institute

Project manager: Will Taylor 
Project Director: Polly Hudson

Technical architect: Tom Russell

Senior software engineer: Maciej Ziarkowski

User engagement designer: Dining Liu

Project advisors

Open community developer liaison: Melda Salhab (UCL)

Sustainability data advisor: Dominic Humphrey (UCL)

Dr Flora Roumpani (Turing Institute)

Dr Falli Palaiologou (Loughborough University)

Dr Stephan Law (Turing Institute)

Dr Katherine McDonough (Turing Institute)

Dr Edward Denison (BSA, UCL)

Collaborating organisations UK

University College London

Historic England
Ordnance Survey

Greater London Authority

Centre for Digital Built Britain/University of Cambridge

EIC University of Oxford





BRE Trust

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The Geospatial Commission

International Colouring Cities research programme partners

Australia: University of New South Wales

Bahrain: University of Bahrain

Germany: Leibniz Institute, IOER, Germany

Lebanon: American University of Beirut, Open Map Lebanon


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