Analytics Tools Could Be the Key to Effective Message-Driven Nudging

Appealing to the nuances of the human mind has been a feature of effective governance for as long as governance has existed, appearing prominently in...

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Civic Analytics Network

Seeking Smart Streetlights: Creative Procurement in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is leveraging an effort to replace the entirety of its 40,000 city owned and operated streetlights as an opportunity to enhance city servic...

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Civic Data


Here on Data-Smart, Jonathon Jay discussed cities’ use of algorithms to predict house fires and conducted his own analysis to rank every address in Ba...

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What Works Cities

Kick-Starting Data-Driven Government

As the civic data field matures, more cities are discovering the value of data to improve government and asking how they can more fully join the movem...

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Civic Analytics Network

New York City Open Data: A Brief History

When New York City leaders passed comprehensive open data legislation in 2012, they set a high bar for open information and government transparency. N...

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Public Safety

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires?

Last December’s blaze at an Oakland, CA, warehouse was the deadliest structural fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. Thirty-six people died during...

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