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"Cities Get Smarter"

ComputerWorld

"They're Tracking When You Turn Off the Lights"

The Wall Street Journal
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Ten Community Projects Awarded Partners for Places Grants

The Partners for Places grant program has awarded ten communities a total of $562,000 for local improvement projects that involve partnerships between government and philanthropy.

Lunch & Conversation on Digital Manufacturing with Caralynn Nowinski

Caralynn Nowinski is the Executive Director at UI LABS, a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative, harnessing resources across industry, academia, and government, to apply real solutions to tomorrow’s most important business, economic, and cultural challenges.
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Platform Enables Next Generation of Open City Data

The platform is designed to help government officials and researchers harness the potential of data released by governments to advance policy, research, and public engagement in cities.

"Meet Charlie Catlett, Big Data Visionary"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: University of Chicago Computation Institute

"Close the Crime Gap to Help Reduce Inequality"

The Washington Post
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Understanding the Activity of Cities

The Array of Things project seeks to create a bounty of data to better understand the environment, infrastructure, and activity of cities, creating a new public instrument for research, education, and applications that improve the lives ...

"How Civic Hackers Are Helping Local Journalism"

Columbia Journalism Review
Related Grantee: Chicago Community Trust

"A Look at the Smart Chicago Collaborative Model"

Government Technology
Related Grantee: Chicago Community Foundation

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director
Portrait of Mindy Martinez

Mindy Martinez

Coordinator
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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer