• What is Urban Prototyping?

    Watch the video from UP: San Francisco to learn more about Urban Prototyping, and how art, design, and technology can help make cities better.
  • Urban Data Challenge

    February 6 – March 31, 2013
    What’s the heartbeat of your city? Does data make your pulse race?

    Designers, programmers, data scientists, and artists alike are invited to take up the challenge: merge and compare mobility data sets from three cities—San Francisco, Geneva, and Zurich—and draw meaningful insights.

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