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Drowning in Data, Cities Need Help

When I was an urban planning student at the University of California, Los Angeles, more than 30 years ago, my area of concentration was known as the “built environment” — the bricks and mortar, the form and design of the

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Where is all the open data for waste management?

Post: 7 July 2015 This post covers resources and issues related to open data about waste management in the UK. I’m putting this material together now because Defra, the government department responsible for waste policy, has recently announced an intention

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Delivering Faster Results with Food Inspection Forecasting

Consider this: Chicago, a city with nearly three million people and more than 15,000 food establishments, has fewer than three dozen inspectors who are in charge of annually checking the city’s entire lot. When inspectors check this entire lot, 15%

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