The IBM Smarter Cities ChallengeTeam has finished their three weeks in Louisville. Their evaluation of Louisville’s “data landscape,” focusing on asthma and environmental health, led to recommendations in three key areas: health, governance, and citizen engagement. Most importantly, the team recommended creating cooperative data sources across city departments and creating a “public-private partnership” that would allow the city to tie together information from a variety of sources.
With the team’s recommendations in hand, residents and officials alike are eager to see the long term effects of the project. With the the Asthmapolis pilot project still underway, we are excited to move forward with Louisville as they enter their a new phase of data and public health.
Smarter Cities has released a new video that outlines the innovation and involvement of the City, the Mayor, and the community in taking a leadership position in addressing asthma in Louisville.