Data-Smart City Solutions


Jonathan Jay

Public Health

What Open Data Says About Post-Harvey Mosquito Threats

Cities in southeastern Texas finally saw dry weather on Wednesday, after days of unprecedented rainfall from Hurricane Harvey. But while floodwaters s...

Public Health

Tapping Local Data to Fight Drug Overdoses: Part II, Dispatch Your Own Data

About a year ago, Cincinnati, OH, felt the first major shock in its opioid epidemic. While the surrounding county was already one of Ohio’s hardest hi...

Civic Data

Tapping Local Data to Fight Drug Overdoses: Part I, Know Your Epidemic

The man lay motionless in a car parked just outside a Cincinnati, OH fire station. It was a muggy Friday morning last September. According to local ne...

Public Safety

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires?

Last December’s blaze at an Oakland, CA, warehouse was the deadliest structural fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. Thirty-six people died during...

Public Health

How U.S. Cities Can Target Zika Risk

City governments, especially along the U.S.’s Gulf Coast, have one more reason to worry about their vacant and abandoned housing stock: Zika.   Empt...

About the Author

Jonathan Jay

Jonathan Jay studies urban health and city governance and conducts original data analyses for Data-Smart City Solutions. He holds graduate degrees in law and philosophy from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.