One urban innovation project that is currently going on in Chicago is Array of Things. It is an urban sensing project designed to track and measure several aspects of the city in order to make improvements in the future. Some of these include the city environment, infrastructure and public activity. The project aims to do this by installing sensor boxes all around the city. In the end, the project will give important information to researchers, engineers and many other important individuals.
Array of Things plays a very important role in the sustainability goals of Chicago. By monitoring these aspects of the city, it will allow these operations to be run more efficiently. The city can save money and also be more sustainable. As the article points out, this project serves as a “fitness tracker” for the city of Chicago that will allow the city to be healthier in its operations.