Chicago one of five urban winners in Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded Chicago $1 million for a SmartData Platform, the first open-source, predictive analytics platform – aggregating information in one place to help leaders make smarter, faster decisions and prevent problems before they develop.

Congrats also to USDN members from Providence (winning the largest award), Philadelphia, Houston, and Santa Monica.  Details about the innovative projects are here.

Sustainability Road Map for Chicago

“A sustainable Chicago is a city that spends less on energy use with each passing year, creates good-paying jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure, and ensures every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle.” — Mayor Emanuel

Read all about it here.