American Association for the Advancement of Science: ‘How We Respond’ Shows What U.S. Communities Are Doing to Address Climate Change

American Association for the Advancement of Science: ‘How We Respond’ Shows What U.S. Communities Are Doing to Address Climate Change. “Communities across the United States are working with scientists and using scientific information to respond to climate change, according to the ‘How We Respond’ report released Sept. 16 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This new resource shares perspectives, multimedia and project details that 18 communities have developed to address local impacts of climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Bloomberg Quint: India Will Create Online Database For All Cities By 2024, Says Government

Bloomberg Quint: India Will Create Online Database For All Cities By 2024, Says Government. “India will have an online database of all cities by 2024 on infrastructure, education and health facilities among others as it aims to create a ‘culture of data’ to address urban challenges of the country, an official said on Monday.”

StateTech Magazine: Cities Support Open-Data Programs to Improve the Lives of Citizens

StateTech Magazine: Cities Support Open-Data Programs to Improve the Lives of Citizens. “Citizens like to know what’s happening around them, and Philadelphia’s open-data program provides the means by which residents can view data by their address. Anyone with a computer in an open-data city can find information on isolated incidents and also chronic issues that impact the community. In her three years with the program, Kistine Carolan, Philadelphia’s open-data program manager, has seen open-data government incorporated in academic research, business activity and civic engagement. Nonprofits have conducted open-data program evaluations, and journalists cite it in their reporting, she adds.”

UCLA: Former mayor and UCLA alumnus Tom Bradley focus of new online archive

UCLA: Former mayor and UCLA alumnus Tom Bradley focus of new online archive. “The UCLA Film &Television Archive has created a digital portal showcasing local news footage of former Los Angeles Mayor and UCLA alumnus, Tom Bradley. Bradley, who was the first African American to lead the city, was also Los Angeles’ longest-tenured mayor, serving from 1973 to 1993. Bradley died in 1998.”

EurekAlert: US cities host more regionally unique species than previously thought

EurekAlert: US cities host more regionally unique species than previously thought. “To better understand whether rapidly growing cities are hosting the same species, a concept known as urban homogenization, a team from the California Academy of Sciences analyzed an immense volume of data gathered by citizen scientists during the four-day global City Nature Challenge. The 14 U.S. cities included in the study amassed more than 65,000 wildlife observations identified to species level through the mobile app iNaturalist.”