ChiVes: Chicago Environment ExplorerData collaborative & mapping application uncovering the nature of Chicago's environment
ChiVes is a data collaborative and community mapping application that brings data on Chicago’s environment together at the neighborhood level.
Chicago’s urban environment has profound impacts on the health of communities and individuals. A handful of key metrics―tree cover, air pollution estimates, heat island effects, traffic volumes, and social vulnerability index― help to reveal where in the city people face particular challenges as we work towards a healthier Chicago.
Use ChiVes to explore the Chicago environment and access data through different application features:
Community Report. Get a dynamic report about key indicators and environmental metrics for your neighborhood. Search by your location.
Neighborhood Map. Explore dimensions of the environment across Chicago in an interactive map. Data comes from collaboratives across the city!
Resource Guide. Find other maps and data about the Chicago environment from featured partners and a curated list of resources.
ChiVes partners and data collaborative members provides insight, direction, and relevant environmental data to the Chicago community. We are proud to partner with the following individuals, organizations, and institutions.
- Zac Adelman, Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium
- Elsa Anderson & Sophie Taddeo, Chicago Botanic Gardens
- Madeleine Daepp, Microsoft Research
- Tiffany Werner, Environmental Law & Policy Center
- Anne Dodge, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
- Jim Franke & Haynes Stephens, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
- Anastasia Montgomery, Sara Camilleri & Dan Horton, Climate Change Research Group, Northwestern University
- Michelle Stuhlmacher, Department of Geography, DePaul University
- Marynia Kolak, Dylan Halpern, Susan Paykin, James Keane, Healthy Regions & Policies Lab, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago (Current Leadership)
We are also grateful to the Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, and Field Museum for their insights and support.
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Chicago's urban environment has profound impacts on the health of communities and individuals. A handful of key metrics―tree cover, air pollution estimates, heat island effects, traffic volumes, and social vulnerability index― help to reveal where in the city...