PlaceMatters is on a panel submitted by OpenPlans’ Aaron Ogle and Rob Goodspeed of MIT to talk about data and cities at SXSW Eco. We would love to go, and we hope you want us to go to. We need your support and votes to get us there. The panel is called “Measure it, improve it: data for better cities.” Here’s a description:
Lord Kelvin famously said, “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.” He was talking about physics, but the same applies to cities. Recent years have seen a proliferation of available data about cities – from real-time transit locations to trees, impervious surface to bikeshare locations. And where data doesn’t yet exist, crowd sourcing and mobile phone sensors provide new opportunities for data collection. This panel will discuss different examples of how data is being collected, analyzed, and visualized for planning and designing more sustainable cities. You’ll hear from a software developer, planner and researcher, all working on data collection and analysis tools to create better places to live and work.
Voting closes June 29th. Get your votes and comments in soon and we hope to see you there!