To make Chicago’s zoning code digestible by humans, we took inspiration from one of our favorite games:
Sim City 2000.
Find out how your building is zoned, learn where to locate your business and explore zoning patterns throughout the city.
Press: Chicago Tonight (WTTW)
CPS places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic "tiers" and requires selective schools to reserve the same number of spots for the students from each tier. Find which CPS tier you are in with this tool.
Press: EdWeek | CLTV Politics Tonight | Chicago Tonight | Chicagoist
The City of Chicago launched
an app that tracks the city's snow plows in real time. This app uses the same data. By knowing where the plows are, we've figured which streets have been plowed.
Press: Chicago Tonight | The Chicago Tribune | Chicagoist | GridChicago
I teamed up with a group of journalism students from Columbia College to present a searchable map of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Projects in Chicago. Also includes a heat map of amounts allocated per ward.
Press: The New York Times | Chicago News Cooperative | ChicagoTalks | MetaFilter
Find neighborhood, mental health, and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) clinics in Chicago.
Searchable map of nearly 5,000 reported bicycle crashes in the City of Chicago from 2007-2009 as reported to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
View the Illinois Senate's redistricting plan released on May 19, 2011, to see which district you will fall in and compare it to the existing 2001 boundaries.