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Metropulse Chicago Launches

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 17, 2010 10:00PM

2010_11_17_metropulse.jpg Metropulse Chicago, a joint effort of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Chicago Community Trust that serves as the lynch pin for their Regional Indicators Project, launched today. Metropulse intends to serve as an open source portal for media, government officials and concerned citizens interested in tracking the regional quality of life of the greater Chicago area.

We may be oversimplifying this, but think of Metropulse as a hyperlocal wiki for all the things that affect us in the area. From poverty to air quality; health care and community organizing; poverty to civil service, Metropulse has the potential to help everyone from the smallest of neighborhood non-profits to City Hall take a new approach to old problems. The site also will serve in the implementation of CMAP's GO TO 2040 Plan.