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
- Anoush Darabi for Apolitical November 27th, 2017
- Source: https://apolitical.co/solution_article/women-move-around-cities-santiago-finding/
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.