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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Civic data enthusiasts across the world celebrated #OpenDataDay 2015 last Saturday, tweeting ideas and reflections captured on Storify. Future Str...

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Civic Data

Meet the Entrepreneur Who’s Streamlining Government Inspections

As our Regulatory Reform for the 21st Century project has documented, the regulatory framework on the local government level is notorious...

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The Responsive City

The Responsive City In the News

Civic Data

The New Faces of Public-Private Collaboration

Local government partnerships with the business community are often perceived as deals and contracts with large, established corporations. Yet as st...

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Public Safety

Open Data as an Accountability Tool: Chicago’s Problem Landlord List

Municipal releases of new data sets are often marked with optimism and excitement.  By making previously hard-to-access information available, they...

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Crime Prevention

Harnessing Data to Fight Crime in Maryland

Last year, police in Prince George's County, Md., found themselves faced with an alarming increase in armed robberies of commercial establishments....

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Profiles

Profiles

Atlanta’s Civic Innovation Community:  From Buzz to Action

Profiles

The Chicago Public Library Redefines its Role in the Digital Age

Profiles

Using Data to Combat Infant Mortality in Cincinnati