Big Shoulders/Big Data

Carl Sandburg dubbed Chicago the “City of the Big Shoulders” in his eponymous 1916 poem. Sandburg opens by addressing the city directly: Hog Butcher for the World Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders In its industrial heyday, the “City of the …

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Cities and Big Data

Here are my two posts on cities and big data at The Hedgehog Review’s blog Common Place: 1) “The City of Big Data – Is it Enough?” 2) “Why Cities Need More than Big Data” These are the first in a series – Common Place will be soliciting other contributions to be posted in early 2015. Check it out if you’re …

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