By Data-Smart City Solutions • March 5, 2021

NPR: COVID-19 VACCINE TRACKER: HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN VACCINATED IN THE US? 

As vaccines are approved and vaccination infrastructure takes shape, more and more Americans are getting vaccinated against COVID-19. This interactive map tracks how many people have been vaccinated in each state and territory, while also using data to determine efficiency and ways to improve vaccine administration. 

THE NEW YORK TIMES: F.C.C. APPROVES A $50 MONTHLY HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SUBSIDY

Since so many people are still working and learning remotely, internet access and the broadband gap have become pressing issues over the past year. Subsidies have just been approved for low-income households, especially ones on tribal land, and the F.C.C. will be forming a task force to understand broadband access data.

Harvard Business School Digital Initiative: BRANDEIS MARSHALL ON THE POTENTIAL FOR DATA EQUITY

In this episode of Pathways to a Just Digital Future, Brandeis Marshall, a data science expert who helps practitioners “interpret the racial, gender, and socioeconomic impacts of data and technology,” discusses data inequity, humanizing data systems, and the costs of data inequity. A full transcript of this talk is also available .  

BROOKLYN PAPER: NEW WEBSITE USES AI TO MAKE COMMUNITY BOARDS MORE ACCESSIBLE

In order to promote civic engagement during the pandemic, a new platform is using data and technology to transcribe and share New York community board meetings. Subscribers are sent a weekly email with relevant civic information and transcribed minutes, to help engage residents who are unable to attend the virtual meetings and encourage civic participation.

FORBES: MOBILITY IN A ‘15-MINUTE CITY’ – THINK OF IT LIKE WATER FROM THE TAP 

Urban leaders are reconsidering city planning and transportation as urban population growth continues worldwide and the impacts of climate change become ever more devastating. The pandemic has also dramatically altered mobility and commuting, which many see as an opportune moment to improve inefficient, expensive, and outdated modes of travel.