30 Sep '15, 9pm

#OpenData movement grows, pushing cities toward resilience

#OpenData movement grows, pushing cities toward resilience

In San Francisco, tech-savvy residents and the emergency services department created SF 72 , an open-source portal of data and apps to help people cope with emergencies for 72 hours — the critical hours before responders can arrive. In Chicago, a well-developed City of Chicago Data Portal lists hundreds of sets of data — and scores of citizen-developed apps — that help residents with everything from avoiding landlords who are building code scofflaws to advising on the best transportation routes at various times of day. In Cairo, Egypt, citizen coders working with the Open Data Institute are looking at data on electricity usage patterns in hopes of devising a program to eliminate electricity outages. And citizens of Burkina Faso, also working with ODI, have developed its Open Data Burkina Faso portal to provide apps and ready information on everything from education to publ...

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