Boosting Engagement by Gamifying Government

Developing public-sector initiatives that engage people — whether they are public employees or residents — involves even more than radically changing...

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Battling Blight: Four Ways Cities Are Using Data to Address Vacant Properties

Whether the result of a destructive natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina or the consequence of the foreclosure and home loan crisis of the mid-2000...

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From Prosaic to Personal: Transforming City Data Through Art

Through media like visual art, fiction, and even food, artists have sought to transform static data points into vibrant and immersive experiences. In...

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A Catalog of Civic Data Use Cases

What kinds of operations-enhancing questions have cities asked and answered with data and analytics? The catalog below is an ongoing, regularly-update...

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6 Traits of Productive Hackathons

When people think of hackathons, they likely imagine a dimly lit room full of young coders armed with energy drinks and high-powered laptops frantical...

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