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Knowledge Applied

Mar 26, 2018

Imagine a Smarter City that measures the heart rate and daily steps of a city by tracking everything from air quality to vehicle traffic.


The idea may sound like science fiction, but it’s becoming a reality for cities like Chicago through the Array of Things project, a collaborative effort between scientists, universities, local government, and community members to collect real-time data on the city.

On this episode of Knowledge Applied, we visit with Charlie Carlett, one of the directors of the Array of Things Project, at his lab at Argonne National Laboratory to see how the sensors are designed, learn more about their sophisticated measuring capabilities, and discuss the future of “smart cities.”

Smarter City Show Notes:


Knowledge Applied is a new series from the University of Chicago taking you inside the research reshaping everyday life. For our first season, meet the experts working to make cities happier, healthier and more equitable places to live.

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