GIScience Heidelberg recently contributed to the Annual International Conference, which was held in the premises of the Royal Geographical Society and at the Imperial College in London. Together with João Porto de Albuquerque from the University of Warwick, our member René Westerholt convened two workshop sessions about “spatial urban analytics” on Friday 01 September (link to Session 1 and link to Session 2). The topics covered were varied and ranged from methodological geostatistical work to the analysis of liveability in cities. The discussions were lively and provided a valuable impetus for the presenters as well as for the audience. Further, our member Tessio Novack contributed to one of the sessions, by presenting work on the “characterization of urban blocks and sidewalks based on Volunteered Geographic Information and image-based social media”.