Chicago is building a smart city 

A collaborative project two years in the making, the Array of Things (AoT) was born from a partnership between the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and the City of Chicago. The idea was to create urban “fitness trackers” that, when positioned in a grid around the city, can capture a detailed log of urban activity. The rollout of these smart city sensors now positions Chicago as a leader in urban data analysis, and offers a first-of-its kind test to see how open access to block-by-block data sets can influence urban design and city policy.  via Curbed

Very cool project.  I hope other cities and even smaller towns take note of what’s possible to learn and importantly to keep this data open for others to explore. 

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