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Tom Tresser

Organizer, educator, tool builder, IIT Stuart School of Business in Chicago

TIF Illumination Project

PRESENTED ON APR 01, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH

Tom Tresser highlights the activist work in the city of Chicago of the TIF Illumination Project, and how this movement has helped raise awareness to the apparent misuse of public funds. As Tom explains, TIFs (Tax Increment Financing) are cutting into the expected spending of a city's budget, reducing the amounts that should be spent on things like public education.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In

BY DEREK EDER
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Derek Eder has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, LLC, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for OpenGov Chicago, a monthly Meetup group that promotes open data and open government in Chicago and Cook County.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2013.

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Oceans of Data

BY BEN BEST
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2014.

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TIF Know-How For A Better Chicago

BY TOM TRESSER
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Tom Tresser talks about the happening topic of tax increment finanaicing (TIF). Although it may not be the most engaging topic, the information that he has for the people of Chicago is important. By informing the commnuity of how tifs work and to give them the means to understand where their tax money is going, it brings the commnuity closer together and encourages them to voice their opinons on financial matters. 

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Open Streets Threaten to Make Cities Cool

BY JENN GRAHAM
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Like many superheroes, Jenn Graham didn’t choose to become a crusader for urban good — she was catapulted into it, quite literally. After breaking her arm when her bicycle tire got stuck in a drain grate, she began campaigning to make small changes to her home city of Atlanta. What started with grate replacements across became open-street activities hosting nearly 100 thousand citizens; a force that leads us to question how cities ought to be designed.

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I Create Data - Therefore I Am

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

With society's increasing awareness of our data footprints, and resulting paranoia, Lulú De Panbehchi is here to give us a little perspective. We can no longer help but to create data, so why not live our lives as we want?

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Design in your city : Playing with Data

BY DOM BREADMORE
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Dom talks about interacting with your analogue city in a digital way.

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Tell Stories Not Data

BY IVOR TYMCHAK
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

In the 1840s Ignaz Semmelweis hit upon the idea of doctors washing their hands before they entered a maternity ward. The resulting fall in the death rate should have sealed his place in history as a pioneer of the scientific method but his inability to weave an emotional story around the data led to his idea being rejected. Countless women died needlessly purely because the doctors prejudices triumphed over the data.

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Open Data and Transit

BY BEN WEDGE
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ben Wedge is a reluctant runner and a passionate advocate for safe and sustainable transportation choices in Halifax. When he’s not lost in the woods or far out of town running, Ben works with the Halifax Cycling Coalition and It’s More Than Buses to make sustainable transportation an attractive option for Haligonians. In his free time he works as a professional engineer.

 

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Big Data and Public Space Perception

BY ASHOT SNKHCHYAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

How ‘big data’, generated as a result of the penetration of digital technologies in our daily life, can be used by architects for creating better and more efficient public spaces.