31 Mar '16, 9am

Urban resilience? There's an app for that

Informed by the academic discipline of ethnography and the gritty reality that life in the urban core is tough and short in resources, a slew of open data advocates, programmers and social scientists have built apps mapping opportunity in cities. With names such as Streetwyze , Community Commons , Opportunity Score and DiversitydataKids , the apps not only use the vast sea of data available from city, state and federal governments, but some include local people’s knowledge of neighborhoods. As cities strive to be more resilient amid the stresses of growing populations, climate change, pollution and affordability challenges, these apps are great tools for helping people find economic opportunities of jobs, good schools, public parks and housing. They are significant enough that the White House earlier this month packaged them into a new initiative it calls the Opportunity P...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/urban-resilience-theres-app

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