Press Release

This week in Chicago, the Array of Things team begins the first phase of the groundbreaking urban sensing project, installing the first of an eventual 500 nodes on city streets. By measuring data on air quality, climate, traffic and other urban features, these pilot nodes kick off an innovative partnership between the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and the City of Chicago to better understand, serve, and improve cities.

Press Release

In recent years, city and local governments have increasingly used data to discover innovative new ways to improve their operations and serve their citizens. But the spread of these solutions between and within cities has been limited by obstacles including lack of replicability, resources, and technical expertise.

Charlie Catlett, Urban Center for Computation and Data
April 14, 2016
Columbia College Chicago, Conaway Center


In The News
Government Technology

UrbanCCD Director and Computation Institute Senior Fellow Charlie Catlett was named one of 25 “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2016 by Government Technology. The honor celebrates his work creating partnerships between Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, and the City of Chicago on innovative projects such as Array of Things, Plenario, and OpenGrid.

Charlie Catlett, Urban Center for Computation and Data; Douglas Pancoast, SAIC
February 18, 2015
Searle 240A, University of Chicago & Adobe Connect

Abstract: The Array of Things (AoT) is a network of interactive, modular sensor boxes to be deployed over the next 30 months in and around Chicago, collecting real-time data on the