By Data-Smart City Solutions • November 15, 2019

CITIES TODAY: CHICAGO TARGETS MORE INCLUSIVE SERVICES

Last January, Chicago became the first city in the country to pilot a digital inclusion tool that tracks the accessibility and inclusiveness of digital and smart services. Called the Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model, cities can use this tool to measure accessibility and benchmark their progress in making sure that all users have equal access to city services.

 

SMART CITIES DIVE: KNIGHT FOUNDATION OFFERS $1M FOR INNOVATIVE DATA COLLECTION IDEAS

The Knight Foundation wants to change the way communities engage with open data, and is sponsoring an open call for innovative ideas that will help residents use that data more effectively and skillfully. Many people don’t know how to use the data that is provided by their city, so Knight hopes to close that gap by sponsoring ideas that will teach data skills and increase civic engagement.    

 

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL: FIRST MILES 

This research brief explores 18 months of data from dockless bike shares in the metro Boston area. Ridership trends, rides over time, and trip destinations are graphically displayed in this interactive report, which provides local policy-makers with new insights into micro-mobility in the region.

 

SMART CITIES WORLD: CITIES ARE BECOMING SMARTER, BUT HOW DO WE MAKE THEM SAFER AND MORE RESILIENT?

The security of a city relies on understanding the environment, communicating between stakeholders, and managing large populations. Technology that facilitates rapid communication and data-sharing can assist cities in making data-driven decisions that increase safety and decrease crime.    

 

NEXT CITY: DATA SCIENCE COULD HELP CALIFORNIANS BATTLE FUTURE WILDFIRES

Data, technology, and artificial intelligence are increasingly important in the fight against climate disasters. The Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab at Indiana University, founded this year, will build tools and visualizations to assist first responders and city planners as they asses, fight, and recover from disasters.