Suggest you check out http://cityforward.org/wps/wcm/connect/cityforward_en_us/city+forward/home
which is IBM's City Forward site.
City Forward is a free, web-based platform that enables users – city officials, researchers, academics and interested citizens world-wide – to view and interact with city data while engaging in an ongoing public dialogue.
By using City Forward’s straightforward exploration tools, you can identify patterns, trends and correlations in the data that may reveal new insights and point to new areas of interest for further investigation. These explorations can then be shared and discussed within the City Forward Community and beyond – wherever people gather to exchange ideas about cities.
Click here to get more information on this important public policy tool.