Data

"Metrics" has become a buzzword in local government, but how do municipalities actually harness data to improve city services, operations, and accountability?
Oct 13, 2014   The Planning Report
The new "Eco-Drive Index" offers a mode of comparing the average monthly environmental impact by an individual U.S. driver who has purchased a new vehicle that month.
Jul 5, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Data on taxi pick-up and drop-off points can be a useful tool to better understand urban mobility, and how taxis can function as an aspect of public transportation, according to this post.
Jun 11, 2011   Urbanophile
Geomapping data is helping police in cities address problem areas, improve unsafe intersections and improve overall efficiency.
May 20, 2011   Governing
Google announces the addition of D.C.'s Metro and bus routes to their online and mobile maps, including connections to other commuter transit systems.
May 16, 2011   TheCityFix.com
The New York City Department of Transportation's yearly statistical smorgasbord adds a new tool: neighborhood travel profiles showing how people arrived in eight neighborhoods. In many of them, the number of drivers was in the single digits.
May 3, 2011   Streetsblog
Who's the happiest and healthiest of them all? The New York Times posts an interactive map of the national Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Mar 16, 2011   New York Times
Three California schools are seeking to quantify the effects of efficiency-conscious driving in a study to establish a baseline for drivers' behavior.
Jan 19, 2011   TheCityFix
The U.S. Postal Service operates a massive fleet of trucks and vans throughout the country. Michael Ravnitzky argues that this fleet could be easily modified to collect data about the places the vehicles go.
Dec 22, 2010   The New York Times
Mobile broadband, government-sponsored cloud computing, smart devices - these are a few of the technologies that cities should be thinking about for the future, says the Institute for the Future in a new report.
Dec 17, 2010   Fast Company
On his blog, Aaron Renn has done an analysis of 2008 tax return data from metropolitan areas to show where domestic migration is happening. Some of his findings are a bit surprising.
Nov 17, 2010   The Urbanophile