Clearly, Atlanta remains the overwhelming magnet for African-Americans in the South, attracting triple that of Dallas and more than Dallas and Houston combined.
But Dallas has emerged as a key player in the migration shift, Frey says.
Nice Ride in Minneapolis did so earlier this year as well, although that release ran into privacy complications when it turned out the anonymoized data wasn’t so anonymous after all. As a result, the city is able to convey that it’s actually working on the problem, while residents are given some reassurance of that progress. One project in particular has had a significant impact.
San Francisco’s High-Injury Corridors map tracks data on pedestrian injuries across the city.
As this map shows, about half of the sirens (those in green) have already been adopted: 9. "Declared Dangerous Dogs" in Austin are court-ordered to be restrained at all times and are required to wear large tags identifying them as such. "If they attack again the court could order them put to sleep." Want to know where they live?
The city has now mapped them, complete with useful dog descriptions. Baltimore has dozens of these things around town waiting to snap photos of aggressive drivers. A mailed citation for going more than 12 miles per hour over the speed limit.
“We’ve got to work harder to convince people that Dallas is a good place to be,” Boone says.
At her Brooklyn apartment, Payne picked up the phone and dialed one of the few people she knew in Dallas, a classmate from Harvard Business School who also was black. Young black lawyers often are told that if they want to work in the South, they should go to Atlanta, not Dallas, he says.
Philadelphia now joins Chicago, which released 10 years of crime data last year. For Philadelphians more interested in live trends than historic ones, the city is now also mapping recent crimes (see the above graphic). Boston’s Hubway bikeshare system published a massive file of historic trip data earlier this year, then invited riders and developers to turn the information into something useful with a data visualization challenge. Code for America helped the city build a web tool this year mapping and tracking blighted properties all over town to help neighbors and community groups keep track of the status of abandoned and code-violating properties.
A smart bonus feature: when you click on an individual incident, the map gives you an opportunity to "submit a tip" to the Philadelphia Police Department. This map comes from one of the winners, Ari Ofsevit, showing the average speeds across different routes between bikeshare stations: Capital Bikeshare in Washington also publishes trip data. Earlier this year, we wrote about the handful of large metros in the U. that were still not opening up their GTFS files of public transit data to anyone other than Google. In October, however, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority finally published this feed, making it possible for developers anywhere – and not just Google Maps – to produce apps, maps, trip planners or other tools with the city’s real-time transit data. With Blight Status, residents can for the first time follow blighted properties through the process of inspections, legal hearings, judgment and resolution. San Francisco’s Department of Public Health publishes a slew of data and maps (see their great Sustainable Communities Indicators website tracking everything from air quality to food access).
On Saturday, September 23rd, Code for San Francisco will bring together up to 100 folks to consider how we can make our City more resilient in the face of disaster.
The annual National Day of Civic Hacking is upon us.