How do women move around cities? Santiago is finding out

Chile is using mobile data to find out how and why women use the city differently than men

The data collaborative is led by Stefaan G. Verhulst, Chief Research and Development Officer of The GovLab at NYU Tandon.

… There isn’t enough information on just what effect our current transport systems have on the way women move around cities, the lack of data differentiated by gender is a general problem. … Now, Santiago, Chile will test the feasibility of collecting female-specific transport data. The city will work with a data collaborative made up of GovLab, UNICEF, Universidad del Desarrollo/Telefónica R&D Center, ISI Foundation, and DigitalGlobe to use mobile phone data and high-definition satellite imagery to map the journeys of the city’s female residents.


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