A new report from the Trust for Public Lands provides detailed and comprehensive data on city park systems in the U.S.
Sep 22, 2010 NRDC Switchboard
Many have called for "urban operating systems" to streamline how cities work, but few ideas have really taken hold. One small start-up, however, is making strides in developing that concept.
Aug 24, 2010 Fast Company
Search giant Google has mapped the location of every WiFi network in Britain. Some say the collection of this information is a violation of privacy.
Jun 4, 2010 Telegraph
<em>Wired</em> profiles Charles Komanoff, who's hoping to use his immense spreadsheet of New York City traffic data to clear the city's congestion.
May 26, 2010 Wired
This post from <em>The New Republic</em> explains how the federal budget includes plans to upgrade some of the varied parts that track statistics in the country.
Apr 24, 2010 The New Republic
New York City has GPS data from tens of thousands of taxis and is beginning to mine that information to improve its streets. We talked to some transportation experts for their ideas on how to use it.
Apr 8, 2010 Streetsblog
New York City's second annual Sustainable Streets Index adds a wealth of data in support of green transportation and street safety.
Mar 26, 2010 Streetsblog
The Chicago Transit Authority is opening up its transit arrival data to web developers, spurring what officials and riders hope will be the creation of new tools to make riding transit in the city easier.
Dec 16, 2009 Chicago Tribune
A flood of government data is going public, but on its own it is relatively boring and useless. A flood of new data visualization tools are hoping to change that.
Nov 21, 2009 CNN
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