January 23, 2018
The newly formed Chicago Data Collaborative unites media, advocacy, and tech groups to investigate Chicago’s criminal justice system via cooperative data sharing.
December 14, 2017
City Digital and the Smart Chicago Collaborative today announced that they have merged to become City Tech Collaborative. City Tech transforms cities into testbeds for new technology.
November 14, 2017
City Digital, Mastercard, the Chicago Transit Authority and ideas42 announce that, through the use of fare rebates, they were able to shift nearly 18 percent of Red Line traffic before Cubs night games during a pilot project this fall.
October 30, 2017
HERE Technologies and City Digital today announced a new collaboration focused on creating innovative solutions to optimize urban transportation and mobility networks for the benefit of individuals, cities and businesses. HERE will join City Digital partners to pilot and test concepts that address traffic congestion, multi-modal travel access and transportation data management.
UI LABS AWARDED $500,000 GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR CITY DIGITAL PROGRAM TO SUPPORT INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION EFFORTS IN CHICAGO
September 21, 2017
Today UI LABS announced an award of $500,000 for its City Digital program from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant will accelerate regional innovators’ development of commercial solutions for global urban markets. Funding was awarded through the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program.
August 17, 2017
In its latest effort to leverage technology to make riding the CTA more convenient and comfortable, the CTA today announced it will conduct a limited test program in which customers who take the Red Line from downtown stations can sign up to receive text alerts about Cubs night games and the potential for heavier than normal train crowds during the evening rush on the Red Line.
June 2, 2017
UI LABS announced that City Digital has been named a winner of the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge, which aims to advance diverse entrepreneurship and accelerate startups.
May 1, 2017
UI LABS announced that Brenna Berman has been named Executive Director of City Digital, the organization’s urban innovation program.
March 13, 2017
In partnership with the Urban Waterways Forum hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Current and City Digital are convening a Water Innovation Symposium to explore how Chicago is tackling regional water challenges through technology and collaboration.
February 23, 2017
UI LABS and Mastercard today announced a new partnership aimed at improving access to and use of urban services, such as transportation. Under this collaboration, City Digital, UI LABS’ urban infrastructure innovation platform, will test a series of hypotheses, maximizing Mastercard technology and insights.
NEW CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM ADDRESSES URBAN FLOODING THROUGH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE MONITORING
December 6, 2016
City Digital today announced the successful deployment of a new solution that combines sensors and cloud-based analytics to evaluate the performance of sustainable stormwater management techniques. Using data collected from green infrastructure sites in Chicago, the platform helps to reduce urban flooding and prevent millions of dollars in property damage.
CITY DIGITAL ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE NEW UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE MAPPING PLATFORM
September 27, 2016
City Digital, a Chicago-based UI LABS collaboration, announced it has developed the underlying technology components to create a new underground infrastructure mapping (UIM) platform. The platform will generate, organize, visualize, and store 3-D underground infrastructure data, saving cities and utilities millions of dollars in construction and planning processes.
CITY DIGITAL ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF INAUGURAL PILOT PROJECTS, ADDRESSING MAJOR URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES WITH POTENTIAL FOR GLOBAL IMPACT
September 14, 2015
City Digital, a Chicago-based consortium focused on data-driven urban innovation within the built environment, announced today its first live pilot projects since the consortium began earlier this year. City Digital, a UI LABS collaboration, uses Chicago as a testbed for technology and demonstration, focusing on four critical impact areas: transportation, physical infrastructure, water and sanitation, and energy management.