In principle, cities offer more favorable settings in comparison to less densely settled regions and as of date, more than half of the world’s population live in urban environments. Amid the physical space lies a stream of generated data derived from daily urban processes. Invisible to the human eye, this stratum of data continues to grow but despite the advances in data retrieval, our ability to analyze and harness its potential remains relatively coarse. This research is interestedin studying urban data and its goal is to devise new methods to extract information. Computational strategies such as data visualization and analytics, can reveal relationships between the digital and physical spaces assisting in understanding the dynamics of urban activities. The research is embedded in the most recent developments in technology and focuses on the use of data centric analysis to address urban problems.