What Works Cities

The District of Columbia’s Scientific Approach to Policy

In the past year, Washington, D.C. has dramatically increased its efforts to use low-cost evaluations in policymaking. Boosted by commitments to data-...

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Civic Data

Case Study | Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team

In Boston, when an ambulance arrives at an address in under six minutes, when a resident’s call to 311 is answered in less than 30 seconds, or when a...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Jane Wiseman and Stephen Goldsmith developed a list of ten ways that the public sector can use data to improve the efficiency of i...

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Civic Data

Ten Great Ways Data Can Make Government Better

Every day, seven million rows of new data are created in the City of Chicago alone, and countless billions of rows of data are generated across all of...

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Open Data

Paving a Path from Open Data to Open Government in South Bend

Since launching its open data portal in August 2013, South Bend, IN has published datasets on topics ranging from finance to code enforcement. Like ma...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Pittsburgh Data Fellow Robert Burack outlined lessons learned from the city’s efforts to gather feedback and share information on...

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