DATA Play 11
Climate emergency

Market Hall, Devonport

Thursday 7 April 2022
9.30am to 4.30pm

We encourage everyone to wear masks whilst at the event and to take lateral flow tests ahead of their visit. Please do not attend the event if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have a positive lateral flow or PCR test. Should you need to cancel your ticket please email

We’re excited to be running another DATA Play day on the 7 April 2022 at Market Hall in Devonport. Once again we will be working with local talent and tech companies to explore how open data and technology can be used to help the Council deliver services in new ways.

Join us for a day exploring how data can help with the city’s challenges around the climate emergency. Our Natural Infrastructure and City Planning Teams will be joining us to talk about how our Plan for Plastics, Community Forest and City Change Fund are helping to reduce emissions and change behaviour.

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9.30am – 10.15am: Welcome, introduction to the challenges and explanation of how the tasks and prizes work: Tim Binding (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team) and the Climate Crimes film
10.30am: Tea and coffee
11am – 11.45am: Behaviour Change: Lucinda Brook (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team)
12pm – 12.20pm: Sustainable Transport: John Green (Plymouth City Council, Low Carbon Team and Katherine Willis , University of Plymouth)
12.30pm – 12.50pm: Plan for Plastics: Liz Cole (Plymouth City Council, Natural Infrastructure Projects and Partnership Team)
1pm: Lunch
2pm – 2.20pm: Green Minds: Hayley Partridge, Klara Friend, (Plymouth City Council, Natural Infrastructure Projects and Partnership Team) and Martin Howitt (The Data Place)
2.30pm: Tea and coffee
3pm – 3.20pm: Community Forest: Chris Avent and Jerry Griffiths (Plymouth City Council, Green Estate Team)
3.30pm – 3.50pm: City Change Fund and Climate Bonus: Jessica Vaughan (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team)
4pm: Wrap up: Tim Binding (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team)

Climate emergency film running throughout day

Rewards and prizes

There are three £500 rewards on offer at DATA Play 11. These are to support taking forward some of the great ideas that come out of the days.

A panel will look at all the ideas that are submitted, provide feedback and select three to take forward.

DATA Play 11 challenges

Reducing emissions

The Plymouth Plan proposes net zero by 2030 and sets out an approach to manage a range of challenges from using sustainable energy sources, sustainable travel and protecting the natural environment.

Sustainable transport

The current climate, locally, nationally and globally means we require a re-evaluation of how we move, use space and travel. How can we use data and tech to improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, lessen congestion and improve connectivity?

Air quality sensors

We want to find new ways of monitoring the air quality at a neighbourhood level. How can we use data and tech to create a user friendly sensors and then use and visualise this data to build a picture of the air quality in different neighbourhoods?

Changing behaviour

Litter and plastic pollution

We are Britain’s Ocean City and therefore we need to protect our precious blue spaces from litter and plastic pollution. Our Plan for Plastics has taken a huge step in highlighting the plastic problem but we want your ideas on how data and tech can help change people’s behaviour and provide incentives to reward people who are doing their bit to prevent litter ending up in the sea in the first place..

Carbon footprint calculator

We struggle to track and calculate our own emissions. How can tech and data help us get better at recording our data and help us to engage and encourage behaviour change within the council? Is there a way in which we can calculate our carbon footprint with a competition or gamification?


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