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Data-Smart City Solutions
An initiative by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School
and powered by Bloomberg Philanthropies

PMI Advisory Group

5 ways City Governments and Philanthropy Can Partner to Disrupt Inequality

During the most recent Project on Municipal Innovation (PMI) convening we held a roundtable discussion on how city halls and philanthropic organizat...

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Civic Data

Building Data Standards

Civic data standards have become an increasingly hot topic in the world of data-driven governance, heralded as a way to bring clarity to what has qu...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued an executive order opening city data. Boston ranked second in the Local Open Data Census prior to the order. Yeste...

Civic Data

Unpacking the Digital Divide

This year, the Pew Research Internet Project is commemorated the 25th year of the World Wide Web with reports documenting its impact on daily life,...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Philadelphia’s LadyHacks has created RentSafe, an app that maps the city’s crime data and home listings to aid prospective renters and homeowners. ...

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Chicago’s SmartData Platform

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Getting Big Data to the Good Guys

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Taking on Social Problems with Analytics