City of the Big Data
Major cities have major problems, like overcrowding on public transit, blighted neighborhoods, and limited resources at public hospitals. To solve these problems and others, public agencies have begun to take a new approach: using extensive data analysis for solutions to some of the hardest community challenges.
As part of a collaboration between Argonne and the University of Chicago, a group of young researchers—most either still in or just out of college or graduate school—began this past summer to explore the use of data analytics to address thorny social and economic issues.
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Art by Sana Sandler.