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With the rise of public cloud infrastructure and the growing Internet of Things, IT officials are channeling “shadow IT”--the unsanctioned use of publ...

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Capital New York reports the new payphone wi-fi program Link NYC has the potential to be a "platform for citizen engagement" by letting citizens rank...

Public Health

Crowdsourcing Prediction

Cities around the country are finding new ways to use their administrative data. But data is all around us, and cities can gain significant insights b...

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Public Health

Chicago’s Data-Powered Recipe for Food Safety

Government's traditional approach to so many of its regulatory activities has been an inefficient and expensive one that frustrates both public employ...

Public Health

Delivering Faster Results with Food Inspection Forecasting

Consider this: Chicago, a city with nearly three million people and more than 15,000 food establishments, has fewer than three dozen inspectors who ar...

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Civic Data

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In collaboration with the City of Los Angeles and the National League of Cities, the World Council on City Data launched the Open City Data Portal, th...

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Atlanta‚Äôs 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