- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Chicago Health Atlas
- Illinois Open Technology Challenge
- Civic Innovation in Chicago
- Hosted Web Space
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- Sustainable Broadband Adoption
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- Public Computer Centers
- YOUMedia Expansion
- CHA Computer Center Expansion
- CCC Computer Center Expansion
- Digital Skills Initiative
- Connect Chicago
- CTC Connect
- Smart Health Centers
Many current Smart Chicago projects involve the administration of the grants received by the City of Chicago under the U.S. Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) for Sustainable Broadband Adoption and the support of Public Computer Centers.
There are many projects falling under these two programs. The SBA program (otherwise known as the Smart Communities program, run by LISC/ Chicago) is a demonstration of how deeply investing in technology, education, and content in five Chicago neighborhoods can help achieve digital excellence. The PCC program (falling under the broad name of Connect Chicago) provides broad investments in free access to the Internet for people in every area of the city.
As you can see in each of the project pages for our BTOP work, we are delivering on the promise of this important Federal money. Beyond BTOP, however, lies the central challenge for Smart Chicago– to create a funding and innovation framework for making sure every Chicagoan has sustainable access to the Internet and have access to meaningful applications that make their lives better in concrete ways.
Read more about the two grants administered in partnership with the City under this program on the SBA and PCC project pages.
- Using the new ClearPath API to help communities interact with the Chicago Police Department
- OpenGov Hack Night: Karen Weigert and the CleanWeb Challenge
- Join us for the National Day of Civic Hacking in Chicago
- Join the CUTGroup and Take Part in Test of a Travel-to-School Website
- Foodborne Chicago on WBEZ Chicago
- This Week’s OpenGov Hack Night: App Design Workshop with Knight Lab’s Miranda Mulligan
- The Chicago Police API, Safer Communities Hackathon, and Huge List of Chicago Crime Data Resources
- OpenGov Hack Night: Upcoming Events and Sustainable Data
- Behind the Scenes: Foodborne Chicago
- Big Data Week: Video Analytics in the Wild Panel Livestream