Traffic congestion is one of the biggest problems facing today’s cities, posing a serious challenge for traffic managers and urban planners. Accelerated population growth means that the number of vehicles in cities is growing exponentially, and to fix a problem as complex as traffic congestion, municipal leaders need innovative solutions that understand today’s connected commuter.Read more
To celebrate World Water Day 2018, we partnered with Vizzuality to host WaterHack 2018. During this environmental and social datathon, participants analyzed and visualized survey data collected by ONGAWA, a NGO promoting human development and social change with the help of new data sharing technologies.Read more
Location Intelligence is a young field, forming at the intersection of new technologies and existing branches of knowledge. Twitter, a global sounding board for experts, is a natural fit for this growing sector and the perfect place to bring together collective expertise for greater development and collaboration.Read more
U.S. health inequity studies tend to focus on accessibility barriers caused by the industry’s fee-for-service model, but physicians, insurers, and public health officials have recently turned their attention to questions related to pharmacy accessibility. “There is substantial variation in the availability of pharmacies across the country,” explains Dr. Dima Qato. In a 2017 publication, Dr. Qato and her research team explored the varying degrees of pharmacy accessibility using 2015 data. While 90% of Americans filled more than 4 billion prescription orders (12.7 per capita) at community pharmacies located within 2-miles from their homes, when this national-level data is disaggregated and studied at the county level issues pertaining to accessibility appear to be more complicated. Additional findings included:Read more
Understanding the patterns and trends in the everyday actions of citizens, workers, or consumers is key to answering complex business questions. 90% of smartphone users keep their mobile device within reach 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This makes mobile data a potent tool for analyzing trends and solving today’s greatest challenges.Read more
Changing consumer habits are rocking the boat for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. In developed markets, including the United States and Great Britain, limited population growth and wage stagnation have diminished revenue opportunities for CPG. In response, Strategy& reports, CGP brands have started splitting consumers into two key groups:Read more
The proliferation of analytics is the result of attempts to manage, calculate, and determine the best course of action based on partial and/or incomplete data. And while another type of data analytics may seem unnecessary, Alex D. Singleton, Seth E. Spielman, and David C. Folch have put forth an interdisciplinary analytics for better understanding our interconnected cities in their new book, Urban Analytics.Read more
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