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The Power of Data Visualization in Cities: Pittsburgh’s Burgh’s Eye View

I am Laura Meixell, chief data officer (CDO) and assistant director of performance improvement for the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And today I'm...

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Civic Data

Tapping Local Data to Fight Drug Overdoses

The man lay motionless in a car parked just outside a Cincinnati, OH fire station. It was a muggy Friday morning last September. According to local ne...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

We announced the first-ever Harvard Summit on Data-Smart Government, presented by the Civic Analytics Network (CAN)—a peer group of leading Chief Data...

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Civic Analytics Network

Save the Date: The Harvard Summit on Data-Smart Government

Mark your calendars for the first-ever Harvard Summit on Data-Smart Government, presented by the Civic Analytics Network (CAN). CAN is a peer group of...

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Infrastructure

Syracuse i-Team: Upgrading Infrastructure on a Limited Budget

What does a city do when faced with deteriorating infrastructure and a limited budget, but strong mayoral and public interest in building a more resil...

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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