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#ThisWeekInData

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the Civic Analytics Network hosted the Summit on Data-Smart Government. Bringing together experts on innovations in data-d...

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Civic Analytics Network

Two Years of Open Data in Pittsburgh

After he assumed office in early 2014, Pittsburgh mayor William Peduto’s administration began an effort to make the city’s data open and accessible by...

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Civic Analytics Network

Building World-Class Information in Los Angeles through Connected Data Leadership

Inspiring cultural change is always challenging, but with the right leadership, inclusion and innovation can become driving forces for change and oppo...

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Data Visualization

Visualizing Inclusive Economic Growth

Despite widespread economic growth in recent years, inclusive development has been an elusive prospect for many U.S. cities. The Brookings Institutio...

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Data Visualization

Map Monday: Forest Preserves of Cook County Web Map

This week’s Map Monday is a reminder that data visualization is not only a tool to help policymakers to craft responses to pressing proble...

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Civic Analytics Network

Discovering the True Value of City Data Experts

Increasingly, leading cities are hiring “data people.” Whether with the title chief data officer, chief innovation officer, performance stat program d...

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Effective Analytics Outreach to Departments in New Orleans

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Seeking Smart Streetlights: Creative Procurement in Pittsburgh

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Turning Dirty Streets Clean through Comprehensive Open Data Mapping