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A new app is launched to measure public space use

Read the blog in Smart Cities Dive  to learn more about it. 

Here is a snapshot: Sidewalk Labs has launched CommonSpace, an app that allows users to easily gather data about public life to inform decisions on public spaces. The app enables park operators and community organizers to outline what data they want to collect for different spaces — like what areas of a park people tend to gather or play in — and record observations in accordance with the open data standard Public Life Data Protocol. The information can be exported in visualization and analysis tools. Sidewalk Labs says the app, developed in partnership with the Gehl Institute and the Canadian charity Park People, will not record personal information and adheres to Privacy by Design principles.

Download the App here.