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Washington D.C. announced or updated several programs designed to make the District’s government more open and transparent. Among these initiatives,...

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Public Safety

How New Orleans Is Winning a War Against Murder

In 2010, New Orleans was suffering not only from the effects of Katrina but also from troubled leadership and raging crime. I remember a conversatio...

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The Responsive City

The Responsive City In the News

The Responsive City

Crowdsourcing to Preserve Our Nation’s History

Government office spaces are notorious for amassing mountains of assorted papers, meeting notes, and memos. Just the prospect of having to sift thro...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Mayors and other officials from 32 cities launched Next Century Cities, a new coalition aimed at empowering municipalities to speed up internet serv...

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Public Health

Data Analytics and the Soup that Made You Sick

For public leaders, it's a familiar conundrum: Many governments are perpetually cash-strapped, but demand for their services never wanes. The rise o...

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Atlanta’s Civic Innovation Community:  From Buzz to Action

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The Chicago Public Library Redefines its Role in the Digital Age

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Using Data to Combat Infant Mortality in Cincinnati