University of Chicago Computation Institute
Grants to University of Chicago Computation Institute
2012 (Duration 2 years)
Community & Economic Development
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant supports the Center for Urban Systems and Information Sciences, a new research institute co-led by the University of Chicago's Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory that aims to use computational science methodologies to improve the way cities are planned, governed, and experienced by their citizens. The Center has three principal objectives: to create a dynamic, coherent data platform for urban research from a range of sources; to develop new tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing urban data; and to enable more effective modeling and forecasting of urban dynamics.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Chicago Computation Institute $500,000 between 2010 and 2013.