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Learning from Chicago’s Open Data

December 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Chicago publishes every minute detail about the movement of its buses and every little skirmish in its neighborhoods. A team of researchers at the University of Chicago is taking that flood of data and using it to understand and improve the city. “Right…

Learning from Chicago's Open Data

December 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Chicago publishes every minute detail about the movement of its buses and every little skirmish in its neighborhoods. A team of researchers at the University…

Students Stunned by Blight After Mapping Neighborhood

December 26, 2012 - in Uncategorized

When University of Chicago researchers sent high school students out to map their neighborhoods last week, many of the kids returned discouraged by the…

CMAP Report Highlights Need for Coordinated Rail Infrastructure Policies in Chicago

July 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Transportation

A new report by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning calls for strategic public-private partnerships for infrastructure, innovation, and workforce in support of the growing industry that affects more than a quarter of all jobs in the region. Available…

Mayor Forms Chicago Infrastructure Trust

June 12, 2012 - in Facility Management

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has picked five people to serve on the inaugural board of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust. The City Council approved formation of the trust in April. The program includes plans to replace crumbling commuter rail stations and century-old…

Local Planning Across Metropolitan Chicago Gets a Boost from Ideas Exchange

May 29, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

To help implement the region's innovative GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan, communities across the seven counties of metropolitan Chicago are getting staff assistance and funding from the region's official planning agency and the leading community foundation.…