If you are interested in urban data visualization, you may regret missing visiting the "Visualizing Urban Data IdeaLab" at UC Berkeley.
"The Visualizing Urban Data Idealab (VUDlab) is a student-led organization formed at University of California-Berkeley in May 2013. It is a project of the Blum Center for Developing Economies IdeaLabs program.
The past decade has witnessed explosive growth in the world’s urban population alongside equally quick growth in digital record-keeping. The Visualizing Urban Data IdeaLab builds on both trends, to create a space where participants can learn and invent visual ways to clarify urban data. The IdeaLab hosts speakers, teaches software and computer languages, and encourages collaboration across departments on projects that exploit they Berkeley community's strengths in the social and information sciences. We are open to off-campus participation. Follow @vudlab