Local Intelligence to improve cities.
Decisions about where and when to build buildings, open businesses and invest in public infrastructure are big decisions that have profound impacts on cities at the neighborhood scale. Gone are the days when decisions were based solely on top-down, macro considerations of environmental, economic and social factors. Today’s decision makers recognize the importance of understanding neighborhood dynamics and the authentic characteristics of a place. They realize that local intelligence about a neighborhood provides competitive advantages for economic development, and they look for better ways to collect it and analyze it.