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The City of Big Data—Is It Enough?

During 2013, 6,922,484 tweets originated in Chicago. That same year, members of the city’s Divvy bike-sharing program logged 750,000 rides and 633,647 callers reported abandoned vehicles, potholes, and rodent infestation through the city’s 311 program.

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Urban Policy: Lessons From History

Tracing the development of urban policy in the United States is an often-vexing affair in historical wayfinding. Urban policy in the United States has been, like our metropolitan areas themselves, something of a sprawling mess.

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The Pursuit to Turn Data Into Action

As most ardent supporters of data will admit, even the most sophisticated indicator needs something more: community buy-in.

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Cities, Water, and the Fabric of Sustainability

Recognizing that our urban projects and amenities are always implicated in the larger natural world should drive us to build and use with care.

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