Releasing data captured by government agencies in an accessible way to the public, has the potential to produce interesting insights about city life. Ben Wellington highlights how open data can empower citizens and help to make places better.

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Sarah is an urban planner and artist from Melbourne Australia, currently living in Seattle. She has contributed to diverse long-term projects addressing housing, transportation, community facilities, heritage and public spaces with extensive consultation with communities and other stakeholders. Her articles for The Urbanist focus on her passion for the design of sustainable, inviting and inclusive places, drawing on her research and experiences around the world.