Source: John Pletz on Tech, Crain's Chicago Business

A lot of things are happening on the Internet of Things front in Chicago.

The National Science Foundation is providing $3.1 million to the ambitious "Array of Things" project, led by researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, to outfit the city with 500 sensors to measure everything from air quality to traffic. UI Labs has hired a director to lead its City Digital project, which will use data to better understand and design how cities work.

The Array of Things project, led by U of C researcher Charlie Catlett, involves the city of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.