Compelling, data-driven narratives and exploration tools. Browse our work »
An open government tool for tracking the legislation, committees, meetings and aldermen of Chicago City Council.
An interactive map showing spending on incarceration for every block in the City of Chicago.
We worked with the City of Chicago and neighborhood groups to improve and scale up a program for selling land to residents.
Custom tools to dramatically reduce the time and cost of preparing data. Browse our work »
A data system to continually link information about political figures, campaign filings, contracts and lobbyist disclosures to drive investigations.
A free and open source tool for journalists to easily mash up data based on shared geography.
We worked with researchers and policy students to build a new platform to explore and build with open data through space and time.
Neighborhood organizers and software developers don’t ordinarily move in the same circles. But in Chicago, thanks to some tool-hungry community organizers and neighborhood-oriented software developers, a couple of computer applications have emerged that are enabling neighborhood residents to play a greater role in improving their communities. This is a story, told from the perspective of three people, of how and why those applications were developed.Read more »