Public Data

At the recent RailVolution conference in Portland, OR, Chris Smith of Portland Transport showed off a cheap and simple display device that uses open source data to display transit times in public spaces. His price? $200.
Oct 25, 2010   Steetsblog
Public data can be more than information for cities. Some have even used it to help generate revenue.
Jun 14, 2010   Next American City
Google has launched a new experimental effort to visualize much of the public data it now searches and displays.
Mar 15, 2010   Los Angeles Times
New communication and interaction technologies are dramatically changing the way the public understands and participates in government. The emerging openness of data and information at the city level is broadening the urban policy conversation, but challenges and questions lie ahead as the open city develops. Exclusive
Oct 15, 2009  By Nate Berg
The availability of information in the city is creating a new opportunity for adaptive and interactive urban spaces. As Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab discusses, the key is people.
Oct 11, 2009   Wired UK
New York City has for decades collected data about itself through more than 2,500 statistical indicators. But now, that number has been chopped down to about 1,200. Officials say it creates a streamlined look at the city, but others call it a loss.
Sep 11, 2009   The New York Times
The City of Nanaimo, British Columbia is a leader in the open data and open government movement, according to this post from the <em>Creative Class Exchange</em>. Getting there is easier and cheaper than many might think.
Aug 28, 2009   Creative Class Exchange
Infrastructure and technology are blending together, creating infrastructure and infrastructural management more responsive and intelligent.
May 4, 2009   The New York Times